Ben Tang ’15

Applying Skills in Everything

Ben Tang '15 / Singapore, Singapore

“Before I came to Babson, I was commissioned as an officer in the Singapore Armed Forces. With the surge in drone technology and unmanned vehicles, I realized that there was an opportunity in robotics for the defense industry.

“My peer mentor at Babson really helped me; I look forward to helping future students in the same way.”

“I chose Babson because I felt like I would not just learn basic business skills but also learn how to lead and effect change through innovation.

“My adviser recommended the Technology, Entrepreneurship, and Design (TED) concentration, which is very hands-on and combines courses at Babson with courses at the F.W. Olin College of Engineering, which is just a short distance from my residence hall. I was also involved in the Global Student Leadership Consortium, which promoted intellectual diversity at Babson, Wellesley, and Olin colleges, so I appreciate the various opportunities in this area, even beyond everything that Babson offers.

“I’ve had many other opportunities to practice leadership skills at Babson. I’m the president of Babson Model United Nations, serve on the Class of 2015 Steering Committee, and am working on establishing a coed professional business fraternity, Delta Sigma Pi, on campus. All of these experiences have been instructive for me.

“In addition, I was accepted into the Babson’s Peer Mentor program. Peer Mentors help run the First-Year Seminar (FYS) classes and take a group of students through Orientation and their first year at Babson. As an Army officer, I appreciated the opportunity to mentor soldiers in my command. And my Peer Mentor helped me learn how to schedule my time and find the right resources on campus. I look forward to helping future students in the same way.

“And if that wasn’t enough, I’m also a member of the Babson Dance Ensemble, which is actually the largest student-run organization on campus with more than 60 members who produce three performances each semester. At Babson, I feel I can do it all.”