Experiential Education

In Our Students’ Words

“Participating in this MCFE project has proved to be one of the most exciting, challenging, and ultimately rewarding experiences of my time at Babson.”

– Robert Sternberg ’15
Clarkson Merchant Partners Team, Spring 2014

Through experiential learning, students enhance their classroom learning through real-world experience, team-dynamic skill building, and career insight. Through a variety of programs, students have the ability to analyze a real-time organizational opportunity and create value-added solutions. 

Types of Experiential Learning Opportunities:  

  • Management Consulting Field Experience (MCFE): Work as a student consultant to make an impact on a real company’s business challenges.
  • Internships & Intern Sponsorship Awards: Engage in internships to explore your skills on the job. Sponsorship awards are available to reduce financial challenges.
  • Externships: Opportunity to job shadow for up to three days. 

Benefits of Experiential Learning

Real World Experience

Access to real company situations
Assess trends and provide solutions

Career Insight

Visibility as a practicing professional
Demonstrate professional work habits
Enhance career marketability and direction

Team-Dynamic Skill Building

Work effectively in global groups
Develop a plan of action in team settings

Enhances Classroom Learning

Apply critical thinking; descriptive and creative logic
Adapt to complex uncertain environments