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:
Social Innovation Badge: Students who opt to badge in social innovation will study the U.N. Sustainable Development Goals, reflect on how these global problems affect them personally, and create an actionable venture solution.
- 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 Entrepreneurs: Listen to featured guest speakers, such as 2017 speaker Jason McBriarty of 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.
- Test Your Ideas: Get real-time feedback on your ideas on the streets of Boston. Talk to business owners and gain market research insights from potential customers.
Cultural Extravaganza: Share tastes and traditions from home and around the world at the Cultural Extravaganza, a residential activity in which students add their personal brand to a dish from their culture’s cuisine.
- Mentorship: Get academic support and attend hosted study groups thoughout the program from current Babson undergraduates.