Babson Magazine

Summer 2018

Joel Holland


“Let’s get away from it all,” as the old song says. For sure, sometimes we just need a break from our many responsibilities. So we hit the road, take a flight, sail the ocean. But travel can be about much more than seeing sites and taking pictures to post on Instagram. If we’re willing to explore, to break out of our comfort zones, travel is a chance to step in the footsteps of others. It’s a chance to meet new people and experience different cultures, to learn and understand. And in the process, we gain fresh perspectives and personal insights that can inform how we go about our lives and careers.

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Take Flight

The plan seemed like a good one at first. A few years ago, Abby Speicher Carroll, MBA’15, was set to present at a business plan competition. Her business, DARTdrones, was a flight school for people learning to pilot drones, those increasingly …

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The Facts Speak for Themselves

One of Joanna Carey’s bedrock beliefs is that facts speak louder than opinions. The assistant professor of environmental science has a researcher’s keen appreciation for both data and well-informed discourse. Carey’s work focuses on a topic that …

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The Doings of Doughnuts

Whether in franchises or at corporate headquarters, a surprising number of alumni work for Dunkin’ Brands.

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Small Talk with Lauren Belmont

As someone who loves to read, Lauren Belmont was happy to study English literature in college. Unsure of a career path following graduation, however, she decided to pursue a master’s in technical and scientific communications as a professional …

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A Contemporary Course

The typical path to becoming a classical musician is as fixed as it is rigorous: With enough talent, effort, and luck, an aspiring musician earns a degree and lands an orchestra job. Jessi Rosinski, MBA’15, is a professional flutist who stepped … Has related video

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Babson Moves the World

Moving anything that weighs 25 tons is no easy feat, let alone a sphere with a 28-foot diameter. But in preparation for next year’s Centennial celebration, Babson moved its iconic Globe from outside of Coleman Hall to a temporary home in Trim … Has related video

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Entrepreneurship Through the Generations

Family entrepreneurship is about more than a family’s current business, says Lauri Union, executive director of Babson’s Institute for Family Entrepreneurship (IFE), a recently launched hub dedicated to education, research, and innovative …

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Kenyan Women Learn Leadership

When growing a business, it’s never too late to have an epiphany, says Waceke Nduati. The Nairobi, Kenya, entrepreneur had hers after already spending 10 years building her business, Centonomy, which teaches clients about personal finance and …

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Celebrating Global Entrepreneurship

This spring, the Babson community gathered in Spain for the fourth annual Babson Connect: Worldwide (BCW), our global entrepreneurship summit. More than 400 alumni and friends from 48 countries and five continents came together in Madrid to …

News, Notes + Nods

Wondering what your classmates have been up to? Come catch up!

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Starting Them Young

Eager kids with open minds who are unafraid to take risks. That describes the students who typically enroll in Babson’s Summer Study for rising high school juniors and seniors, says Katrin Fischer, MBA’15, faculty director for the program and … Has related video

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Stepping onto the National Stage

For many, Memorial Day weekend is the unofficial start of summer. But for John Decker ’18, alumnus of the men’s track and field and cross-country teams, the weekend will always mark his arrival on the national stage. The most decorated athlete …