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Celebrate Our Newest Honorees
Online visionaries Sheila Lirio Marcelo, founder of, and Stephen Kaufer, CEO and co-founder of TripAdvisor, will be inducted into the Academy of Distinguished Entrepreneurs ® on November 10. Learn more and register »
Entrepreneurs of All Kinds: Sheila Lirio Marcelo's Advice for Entrepreneurial Women
Sheila Lirio Marcelo
As founder, CEO, and chairwoman of, Sheila Lirio Marcelo has grown the business from idea to launch and tackled many challenges that plague female entrepreneurs today. The Academy of Distinguished Entrepreneurs inductee offers advice for entrepreneurial women on Entrepreneurship of All Kinds®. Read more »
Entrepreneurs of All Kinds: TripAdvisor's Stephen Kaufer on Shifting from Founder to CEO
Stephen Kaufer The idea for TripAdvisor started with a vacation to Mexico. Now, it's the world's largest travel site. Co-founder and CEO Stephen Kaufer has been with the company through it all, including pivots, acquisitions, and an IPO. The Academy of Distinguished Entrepreneurs inductee shares his story on Entrepreneurship of All Kinds®. Read more »
On November 4, Make Your Mark #ForBabson
Make Your Mark For Babson Join a worldwide celebration of the Babson community on November 4. Alumni, students, families, faculty, staff, and friends will come together in giving to acknowledge the mark that Babson has made in their lives and careers--and throughout the world. Our goal is to have the most donors in a single day in Babson's history, and with your participation, we can do it! Learn more »
Alumni News
Alumni Startup Mighty Well Wins Babson Breakaway Challenge $250,000 Investment
Congratulations to Mighty Well™--led by Emily Levy '16, Maria del Mar Gomez '16, and Yousef Al-Humaidhi '15--for winning the Babson Breakaway Challenge. The challenge offered the largest funding amount ever awarded in a women-specific business competition in order to promote high-potential, women-led businesses and raise awareness of gender parity in the venture capital industry. Read more »
Career Spotlight: Breaking into  Venture Capital
Career Spotlight_ Breaking into  Venture Capital With a background in finance and entrepreneurship, Margo Layton Cole MBA'15 didn't initially consider a career in venture capital. Once Babson's Graduate Center for Career Development suggested an internship at Breakaway Ventures, something clicked. Now, Cole works as a venture associate at Breakaway and recently worked on the Babson Breakaway Challenge. Read more »
Girolimetti Family Hosted by Women's Soccer for Team IMPACT Draft Day
Babson College women's soccer players and coaches officially welcomed Ava and Sofia Girolimetti, along with their parents, Babson alums Marc '96 and Allison '97, during a Team IMPACT (Inspire, Motivate, Play Against Challenges Together) Draft. The Northeast-based nonprofit organization seeks to improve the quality of life for children facing life-threatening illnesses.  Read more »
The Entrepreneurs: Brittany Lo '14
The Entrepreneurs_ Brittany Lo Where passion and commerce intersect is where entrepreneurs live and thrive. Brittany Lo '14 turned her obsession with makeup into a successful beauty services company that not only beautifies, but also empowers. Hear her story »
Millennial Alumni Report Shows Strong Impact of Recent Graduates
The recent Babson Millennial Alumni Report reveals that this group comprises entrepreneurs, individual contributors, senior leaders, and executives within their organizations. Babson millennial alumni are creating economic impact--nearly 300 alumni respondents have owned or operated at least one venture during the last ten years--and having a social impact--nearly three quarters reported volunteer or donor activity in social, environmental, or community service organizations. Thank you to the more than 1,800 alumni in the Classes of 2006-2015 who completed the alumni survey in April 2016.  Download the Executive Summary (PDF) »
Class Notes
What have you been doing lately? We'd love to hear about it! Check out the News, Notes + Nods section from the Summer 2016 issue of Babson Magazine View the News, notes + Nods »

We want to share your updates with the community: new job, promotion, venture, marriage, or family addition! Post a class note and let us know (photos accepted). Submit a class note »
Join us at Frozen Fenway 2017
Frozen Fenway 2017 Come cheer on Babson at America's most beloved ballpark as the Babson men's hockey team takes the ice at Frozen Fenway against UMass Boston on Thursday, January 12. Join Babson alumni and friends at a pregame reception at 5:30 p.m. at Game On! before the puck drops at 7:30 p.m. Registration covers both the reception and the game ticket!  Register now »
Athletics Partners with Velocity Performance for Student-Athlete Leadership Program
The Department of Athletics and Recreation has partnered with Velocity Performance through the Victory Academy, a leadership program that empowers members of the emerging generation to maximize their potential and lead others to victory.  Read more »
Men's Golf Captures Third Straight NECC Championship
Babson Golf First-year student Chris Bornhorst '20 claimed medalist honors with a 36-hole total of 1-under par 143 to help the team capture its third consecutive New England Collegiate Conference (NECC) Men's Golf Championship and an automatic bid to the NCAA Division III Championship at Wachusett Country Club.  Read more »
Nearly 50 Student-Athletes Attend CCD Athletics Alumni Career Panel
In early October, the Undergraduate Center for Career Development ( CCD) held an Athletics Alumni Career Panel, attended by nearly 50 Babson student-athletes. Four alumni panelists returned to campus and spoke on a number of topics, including why student-athletes make great job candidates.  Read more »
Babson's Online MBA Program Ranked No. 8 Worldwide
The F.W. Olin Graduate School of Business at Babson College has been recognized as a global leader in online education, according to The Princeton Review and Entrepreneur magazine in their 2017 Top 25 Online MBA Programs ranking. Read more »
Forbes Names Babson the Top College for International Students
No.1 For International Students Babson College has been named the No. 1 college in the country for international students in Forbes' inaugural ranking of the 50 Best U.S. Colleges For International Students 2016. Read more »
Babson Again Earns Top Praise for Alumni Salary Potential
Babson College is once again among the top 10 undergraduate schools for salary potential nationwide, according to the 2016-2017 PayScale College Salary Report. Read more »
Faculty News
Meet Babson's Seven Newest Faculty Members
Babson has appointed seven new faculty members with combined experience in business, entrepreneurship, and science to build upon the breadth of Babson faculty expertise, raising our number of full-time faculty to 196, and part-time faculty to 94. Read more »
Babson Professors Contribute to New Book on Responsible Management
Management professors James Hunt, Melissa Manwaring, and Danna Greenberg have contributed a chapter to the newly published Educating for Responsible Management: Putting Theory into Practice. Their chapter--Walking the Talk: Empowering Undergraduate Business Students to Act on Their Own Values--outlines the importance of teaching ethics in business education. Read more »
Babson to Host Grand Opening Celebration at New Boston Campus on November 4
Babson has officially opened the doors to our newest campus--Babson Boston--a multi-floor, 9,000 square feet space at 100 High Street. Join us to celebrate the all-day grand opening celebration and open house--with breakfast and lunch, a ribbon cutting, special guest speakers, a look into the classroom, and more on Friday, November 4. Learn more and register »
Take Action at the Babson Entrepreneurship Forum
Students, faculty, professionals, and entrepreneurs from the Boston community will gather on November 11 for Babson Entrepreneurship Forum 2016, a one-day conference to learn, network, and benefit from the latest in entrepreneurial trends, tools, and thought leadership.  Learn more and register »
Join the Conversation at the Adversity in Diversity Forum
The Babson Black MBA Association, in collaboration with several partner organizations, will present Adversity in Diversity: Moving Beyond Barriers on October 29. Through candid dialogue, this forum will break down cultural barriers, and apply entrepreneurial thinking in how business leaders can take action in solving some of today's most pressing diversity and inclusion issues.  Learn more and register »
Alumni Resources
Grow Your Small Business with Help from Babson Executive Education
For small business owners who want to scale their business, Babson Executive Education (BEE) has a new program, Surge and Grow: Strategies and Tactics for an Organization's Exponential Growth. Alumni can receive a 20 percent discount by using code BEE-ALUMNI, in addition to the early registration discount. Learn more and register »
Take Advantage of Alumni Benefits Through Babson Advantage
The Babson Alumni Association is focused on you with the introduction of the Babson Advantage. It's your one-stop shop for all types of benefits and discounts--everything from home, auto, life, travel, ID theft, and pet insurance to amazing savings on travel. Learn more and sign up »
Featured Career Resource: Twitter Job Channels
Career Resources
Eight million applicants have found their job on Twitter! Through CareerBeam ®, Babson's virtual, password-protected career development portal, you can search and follow Twitter Job Channels as well as create job alerts matching your preferred locations and industries for access to thousands of great opportunities. 
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