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Shatiek Gatlin ’16

Shatiek Gatlin ’16

Emerging Leaders Associate, Nielsen

“Babson isn’t just my college, it’s my family.”
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What Piece of Advice Changed Your Life?

A quote that I read from Vince Lombardi: “Perfection is not attainable, but if we chase perfection we can catch excellence.” Since reading that quote, I try to commit myself to excellence in everything I do.

How Has Being a Member of the Babson Community Helped Impact Your Career?

Being a member of the Babson community has changed the trajectory of my life forever. I am a first-generation college graduate, and Babson became my professional playground, by which I’ve learned and grown as a business leader and young professional. The relationships I’ve built with faculty, staff, and administrators has elevated my success through mentorship and coaching. As an FME mentor, I had the privilege of coaching students through the process of starting and managing a business, and realized my passion for mentoring and helping others grow. Babson isn’t just my college, it’s my family and will always be a special place for me.

Why Does the World Need More Leaders with an Entrepreneurial Mindset?

As the world changes, we need leaders who are comfortable with change. We need leaders who know how to both rely on the way things have been done, but are as equally competent with pioneering change in a new and creative way. Entrepreneurial leaders are required because new playbooks need to be written.

What Do Others Need to Know about Babson?

Others need to know about Babson because as the world continues to need entrepreneurship for innovation, change, and transformation, there is no better place to propel that need than the international headquarters for entrepreneurship education.

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