Fidelity and Babson: Innovation at Work
Dedication to entrepreneurship and innovation—that’s what Fidelity Investments, the respected international financial services firm, and Babson College, home of Entrepreneurial Thought and Action®, have in common.
Babson’s relationship with Fidelity began in the 1970’s when Fidelity provided funding to launch Babson’s Center for Women’s Leadership (CWL). Fidelity has funded the annual CWL conference and Fidelity women executives have actively mentored female Babson students, demonstrating this company’s commitment to opening doors for women in business.
Fidelity also sponsors experiential learning opportunities, such as the Management Consulting Field Experience (MCFE) and the Babson College Alliance Program (BCAP). An industry leader in information management, Fidelity backs Babson’s Center of Information Management Studies. And they keep track of Babson’s students by participating in the Center for Career Development’s Executive Industry Panel Series.
“Fidelity is a good neighbor to Boston, and to Babson in particular,” says Mark Biddle, John Rehm Director of Experiential Learning. These student groups have brought great benefit to the Babson Fidelity relationship: the company is among the largest employers of Babson graduates—over 430 alumni have worked for Fidelity.
Furthermore, Fidelity employees looking to further their careers frequently choose Babson—and for good reason. “Babson students provide something special; they’re innovative, they get great real-world experience through their studies, and they hit the ground running.
Stemming from the common base as leaders in New England’s business community, Babson and Fidelity Investments share similar values of respect for customers and employees, innovation and technology, and commitment to quality. These intertwined values underline each institution’s willingness to take and manage risk, act responsibly, energize employees to identify new opportunities and show genuine accomplishments.