Academic resources abound on campus—whether an individual, an office, a building, or one of the resource centers.
Here are just a few of the many resources available to Babson students:
Not your typical college library—the high level of activity is immediately apparent upon walking through the doors. Students work individually and in groups, making use of group study rooms, a media center, and the Stephen D. Cutler Center for Investments and Finance. The library offers hundreds of databases and thousands of print and e-books, most available off campus. Included in the list of well-known article databases are Factiva (formerly Dow Jones), InfoTrac Web, Lexis/Nexis Academic, ProQuest, and EBSCOhost. Electronic resources, such as Bloomberg, Thomson One, Capital IQ, and Morningstar, are available for locating company financials. Several other databases offer market research reports and statistical data. Through Horn Library’s PowerSearch, students may search across several databases and book collections at once. Items unavailable at Babson may be requested from other colleges via an Inter-library Loan system.
Math Resource Center
George Recck, Director
One of the most valuable academic resources for students as they complete their required mathematics classes as well as upper elective math courses. The MRC is staffed by fully qualified students and faculty to guide students who feel challenged by their math material. The frequent, helpful open walk-in hours often are used by students for homework or exam preparation. The MRC is located on the first floor of Babson Hall, across from the Cutler Center. Visit the MRC website for a complete schedule and more information.
Sharon Sinnott, Director
The Speech Center works closely with graduate and undergraduate students as they learn how to be more effective communicators. Coursework may include speeches, oral briefings, class participation, or team presentations. The Speech Center also helps students develop competence and confidence in a variety of out-of-class projects and job-related presentations/interviews. Speech coaches include faculty one-on-ones, advising from graduate student experts, and custom-designed workshops with Director Sharon Sinnott. The Speech Center also offers rehearsal space and taping to improve the quality of curricular presentations and classroom discussion techniques. The Speech Center is located in Olin 009. To make an appointment, visit www.src.genbook.com.
The Writing Center
Kerry Rourke, Director
The Writing Center supports members of the Babson community—staff, faculty, and students—who wish to strengthen their writing skills. The Writing Center is staffed by both faculty and peer consultants. Babson’s peer consultants are among the most thoroughly trained in the nation and have presented at national pedagogical conferences. Appointments for half-hour, individualized instruction with writing consultants may be made by selecting Writing Center Appointment under Smart Tools on Babson Portal. The Writing Center is located in Babson Hall, facing the Fountain of Flags courtyard.
SPARK Peer Tutoring Program
This program aids in student learning by offering trained, qualified peer tutors for five core Babson academic requirements: Managerial Accounting, Financial Accounting, Finance, Macroeconomics, and Microeconomics. The peer tutors aim to increase students’ confidence and mastery of the subjects. Peer tutors are extensively trained to work with students to support their overall understanding and enhancement of concepts and skills. The SPARK Program is housed in The Learning Center, located on the first floor of Hollister Hall. Students may schedule appointments online at www.spark-peer-tutoring.genbook.com.
Mary Powell, Director
Services for students with learning disabilities, ADHD, sensory or mobility impairments, psychological disabilities, and medical conditions are coordinated through the Office of Disability Services. Babson College is committed to providing meaningful access for the students it serves through education, support, empowerment, and advocacy. To participate in the academic accommodation process, students must first identify themselves to Disability Services, and must provide appropriate documentation of their disability or impairment. The documentation must be written by a qualified professional and must be current, preferably within three years since completed.
International Student Advising
The Glavin Office of Multicultural and International Education serves as an important resource for Babson’s international students. The International Student & Scholar Services (ISSS) team within OIP provides a variety of advising and support services to enhance the international student experience and ensure compliance with federal immigration regulations. The ISSS team is eager to connect with you to answer your questions on a wide variety of topics, including enrollment requirements, travel and visa issues, employment authorization, cross-cultural adjustment, and more. We encourage you to utilize the ISSS team and the rest of the Glavin Office as a valuable part of the advising team here for you at Babson College.