Haya Alzaid ’12
Co-Director of the Babson Rwanda Entrepreneurship Center
Words That Changed My Life
Professor Stephen Deets talked for weeks about product cycles. One day, it finally clicked what he was trying to get us to think about: products impact our world not just in the materials that are used to create them and how those materials get disposed, but also who creates them. This revelation not only made me realize how I must think about the product life cycle and what’s affected throughout the product’s lifetime, but it also made me realize the value of Babson’s balanced business and liberal arts education.
What the World Needs from Entrepreneurs Today
Teaching entrepreneurship to middle school and high school students around the world would help them change their lives and their countries’ economies. By starting at a younger age, you can create sustainable change. The creativity and problem solving of entrepreneurship help those lost who are and hopeless find their way to changing their lives.
What You Need to Know about Babson
Babson might be a small business college, but its opportunities for students are vast. Like anything else in life, however, Babson doesn’t just hand you those opportunities, you have to work hard for them. Babson is extremely responsive to making things better, but the initiative has to start with the students. At the end of the day, you are in charge of forming your experience at Babson.
How I Define Entrepreneurship
Entrepreneurship is about seeing problems as opportunities. It’s about not stopping when issues arise, rather using your creativity and analytical skills to discover innovative solutions to those problems.