For Students, By Students
Made possible by a generous gift of the Donald W. White Sr. ’50 Family, Babson now offers five classes each Spring Semester taught entirely by seniors. The classes are on topics that hold special meaning with their instructors, and range from the food truck industry to Web application development. By sharing their passion with their peers, the seniors are able to teach topics that aren’t currently offered in the standard undergraduate curriculum. These classes are very popular among fellow students whose desire for knowledge extends beyond the typical course load.
2013 Senior-Led Seminars
Designing Presentations to Tell Powerful Stories (SEN1201)
To communicate effectively, you first have to identify the audience, then organize a coherent narrative, and finally create and deliver that narrative orally and visually. In this course, students will learn the process and technical skills needed to design truly great presentations.
Political Education: Learning the Key Issues (SEN1202)
Do you want to talk confidently and feel educated about the crucial political issues of our time? This class will help students form educated opinions on several major domestic policies of the past four years.
Motivate Yourself: Making Health and Fitness Easy (SEN1203)
This course focuses on motivating and educating men and women about good health in the fields of fitness and nutrition, delving into and practicing the basics of strength training, nutrition, and overall fitness.
Sustainable Fashion and Design (SEN1204)
This course will examine the relationship between sustainability and the fashion industry, including understanding the impact that consumers can make through their purchases. Students also will have the opportunity to design their own sustainable fashion lines using common materials such as glue, thread, and paint.
Relationship Management: Maximizing Your EQ (SEN1205)
At Babson, we talk all the time about the value of networking. But do we really understand what networking is or how to do it? Critical to our interface with others is our understanding of self. This course explores the role that we have in establishing and sustaining productive relationships with others.