Christopher Lally ’20

Creating New Connections On and Off Campus

Christopher Lally ’20 / Cumberland, Rhode Island

“I chose Babson because it had the most opportunities I could take advantage of, and I was able to begin pursuing those opportunities before I started classes. Babson alumni are happy to give advice and help you out, and the alumni connections I made last summer have already allowed me to get an internship at Mount Dream (founded by Michael Markarian ’09) and a job as a customer acquisition sales manager for Think Board (founded by Hanson Grant ’16). I know my future will be determined by the people I surround myself with, which is why I am confident that a Babson education is an investment that will pay for itself many times over.

“I’m also taking advantage of my time at Babson by reaching out to my professors for advice. I invested a lot of time up front researching the professors I felt could help me out the most, and it already paid off in my first semester. I have had office hours with all my current professors, and next semester I’m planning to sit in on other classes that upperclassmen, alumni, and graduate students have recommended. My goal is to meet with each professor in the entrepreneurship division at Babson.

“I know my future will be determined by the people I surround myself with, which is why I am confident that a Babson education is an investment that will pay for itself many times over.”

“Outside of the classroom, I have gotten involved in activities that are allowing me to both enjoy and make the most out of my college experience. I find myself spending more and more time learning to use the many investment and finance resources at the Cutler Center, and I’ve become friends with members of Alpha Epsilon Pi fraternity and the entrepreneurs who live in the E-Tower. Even if I don’t join either group, I’ve made connections that I think will last a long time. I’m also a member of the Outdoors Club, through which I go rock climbing once a week with students from Olin and Wellesley College.

“I’ve only been at Babson for a semester, but I’m already learning the importance of being flexible and spontaneous. For example, I made last-minute decisions to go to two conferences, and they ended up being some of the highlights of the semester. I was able to hear from and meet with many industry experts and CEOs, and I even was pulled on stage at the Boston Convention Center in front of over 19,000 people!

“There’s an atmosphere at Babson that encourages you to explore outside of your comfort zone and meet new people. I’m already gaining a more well-rounded global perspective thanks to interactions I have had within our extremely diverse student body. Before I came here, I really wasn’t exposed to many different cultures, so I’ve gone out of my way to understand the experiences of my international peers and how they compare to living in the United States.”

Making Connections: Chris and Jennifer both appreciate the global diversity of the Babson student body »

Christopher Lally ’20​​​​​​​​