Learning in Action
“My time at Babson has allowed me to understand myself better. By taking the time to get to know why my classmates may think differently, I was able to find truth in each perspective. I learned how to recognize which of my talents could drive our venture forward. I enjoyed each moment I spent with everyone.”
– Christine Ashimwe, Summer Study ’16, Nyarugenge, Rwanda
Amplify your entrepreneurial experience with hands-on learning opportunities.
The Summer Study program curriculum extends beyond the classroom to offer you experiential learning opportunities where you can put your new knowledge into practice. These activities range from trips off campus to student-run forums, but they all encourage fresh perspectives and insights into what you are taught in class.
You can enhance your learning experience through activities that include:
Company site visits: See entrepreneurship in action by touring local companies, such as TripAdvisor, as well as such alumni businesses as InnerCity Weightlifting and Brooklyn Boulders.
Engaging with corporate leaders and local entrepreneurs: Listen to guest speakers from companies such as Verizon Wireless and Levi Strauss, and network with local entrepreneurs at the Cambridge Innovation Center incubator.
Prototype Scramble: Engage your creative side in the Prototype Scramble challenge in which students repurpose everyday items to build minimally viable products (MVPs) in collaboration with the Wellesley Recycling and Disposal Facility.
Culture Hack: Share tastes from home and around the world in Culture Hack, a residential activity in which students add their personal brand to a dish from their culture’s cuisine.
The Struggle Is Real Soap Box: Conceived, designed and moderated by Summer Study students, this forum allows participants to share and listen to the personal histories of their peers.
New York trip: Experience a day in the life of a Wall Street insider when Summer Study hits the road.