At Babson, you are simultaneously able to live and practice what is taught in your everyday student experience.
Students have extensive opportunities to get involved in a variety of capacities on campus. From mentoring first-year students in FME to making crucial decisions in the honor board process, students inspire their peers and lead by example. Student leaders ignite the campus with school spirit and pride and implement new, engaging initiatives for the student body.
Academic Mentors serve as the student academic advisors of the Office of Academic Services. Through one-on-one peer academic advising, campus programming, and interactive class presentations, Academic Mentors provide their peers with opportunities for academic development while promoting the unique programs offered by Academic Services. They also assist the Learning Center through advising and programming that aims to teach students valuable skills needed to be academically successful at Babson College. Academic Mentors are academically accomplished rising juniors and seniors with a knowledge and interest in fostering dynamic and meaningful academic experiences. They receive extensive training on the Babson curriculum, course selection, registration processes, strategies for academic success, and academic policies. On average, Academic Mentors work 6-8 hours a week, split between the Office of Academic Services and the Learning Center, and participate in a biweekly staff meeting. This is a paid position. The contact for the program is Katy McLaughlin
The Office of Undergraduate Admission is seeking energetic and involved rising juniors and seniors who are excited to share their Babson experience with prospective students to serve as Admission Fellows/Interns. Following a comprehensive training, responsibilities will include assisting the admission staff in conducting interviews of prospective students, meeting with prospective families, speaking on panels during admission events and assisting admission counselors with daily responsibilities. Contact for Admission Interns is Tim Cushing.
Arts Delegates are critical to the creative vibrancy of campus. They are passionate and knowledgeable about the arts at Babson and the viral marketing partners of the Sorenson Center for the Arts. The goal is to have Arts Delegates assigned to the various residence life communities (first year area, sophomore area, suites area, Greek, special interest housing and graduate housing). The responsibilities of an Arts Delegate include regularly communicating with the residence hall/constituency, serving as a resource on information on arts resources and activities on campus via social media and in-person inquiries, and networking with the Sorenson Center for the Arts.
Community Unity Educators (CUES)
The CUES are student leaders in the Glavin Office. CUES work as a team to continuously learn about culture, inclusion and Babson’s Diversity of All Kinds to develop their own cultural competency and educate and support fellow students around the following social identities: ability, age, faith/religion, gender, language, lifestyle/interests, language, nationality/ethnicity, race, sexual orientation, socio-economic class/status.
The CUES educate and support the community through programming, visiting FYS classes, office hours, administering trainings & workshops and more! Contact for the CUE program is Katrina Fludd.
Eco Reps are student representatives trained to become sustainability change agents. The program is centered on a year-long campus sustainability project led by the Eco Reps team. Past projects include: developing a first-year seminar curriculum, reducing end-of-year waste through the Slash the Trash campaign, evaluating the effectiveness of recycling systems in residence halls, and developing sustainable apparel standards for Babson. In addition to the central project, each Eco Rep is expected to actively promote Sustainability at Babson through outreach and engagement, especially through working at campus events. Eco Reps will also have the opportunity to work independently on their own campus sustainability projects.
The Eco Rep program provides a dynamic work environment that includes both collaborative work and independent, self-directed work. Eco Reps are expected to seek, act on, and evaluate new ideas and solutions for Sustainability at Babson. On average, Eco Reps work 5-7 hours per week, and are expected to participate in the weekly team meeting. Contact Alex Davis for more information on the Eco Reps program.
Education Abroad Peer Advisors (EAPA)
Education Abroad Peers Advisors are students who have participated in a semester or academic year education abroad program through Babson. Being an EAPA allows students to promote study abroad while sharing their story with fellow students. EAPAs are expected to hold regular office hours (2-4hrs/week) in the Glavin Office, monitor the EAPA@babson.edu account, present in FYS classes, assist in education abroad events on campus such as pre-departure orientation, and complete a personal project connected to their study abroad experience. The contact for the Education Abroad Peer Advisors is Michelle McCormack.
The FME Mentors collaborate with the FME faculty throughout the first and second semesters to facilitate the FME experience for students in their sections. Responsibilities of the position include, attending all FME classes, serving as a resource during business idea generation in the first semester and mentoring the business execution in the second semester, grading and recording homework on Blackboard, staffing drop-in hours for individual FME sections, consulting with faculty members prior to exams, and conducting or helping to conduct review sessions. FME Mentors also proctor the FME exams, collaborate with the Bernon Center to organize the Community Service trips, and implement ways to interact with FME students outside of the classroom hours, as this leadership role does go beyond the FME classroom.
Two FME Mentors will be assigned to each FME section. It is expected that FME mentors will develop a productive working relationship with their faculty members and also be a visible and positive influence to all of the students in their sections. The FME Mentors play an important role in guiding first year students through the Foundation Management and Entrepreneurship Experience. This is a paid position. Contact for the FME Mentors is Jill Fontaine.
The College Honor Board is a very select group of students of the highest caliber. Being a member of the College Honor Board represents one of the clearest examples of meaningful involvement in institutional self-governance at Babson. Board members are dedicated to the pursuit of educational goals, the guiding principles of the Honor Code, and the protection of the rights of members of the College. The main responsibility of a board member is to serve as an unbiased community member, along with faculty and staff members, to resolve disciplinary cases brought before the board. The board will hear student conduct cases involving Academic and non-Academic matters. All student board members go through an extensive training during the beginning of the Fall Semester as well as continual trainings throughout the year.
Contact for the Honor Board is Jaclyn Calovine
Peer Career Ambassadors (PCA)
Peer Career Ambassadors are the face of the Undergraduate Center for Career Development for first and second year students setting the foundation as they explore the services CCD has to offer. PCA’s are trained to develop the skills and expertise to assist their peers with their career related needs as well as promote services and offerings and the CCD brand across campus. Students will staff the front desk to welcome students and employers, will maintain a blog, and collaborate with other key student leaders on campus to organize events and present on key foundational career topics to students. Students must have strong communication skills, have an interest in the career development process, and be comfortable advising peers and presenting to large and small groups. On average, a PCA will work between 8-10 hours per week and will be paid. The contact for the program is Michelle Lederhos
Peer Health Educators
The Health and Wellness Peer Educators are student volunteers who receive extensive training in a variety of topics related to alcohol and other drugs, stress management, mental health, nutrition and exercise, eating disorders, sexual health, sleep hygiene, sexual assault and intimate partner violence, healthy relationships, and other wellness topics relevant to college students. Peer educators learn public speaking, group facilitation, and leadership skills that enable them to provide workshops and run programs to student groups on these important topics in fun and creative ways. Contact for Health & Wellness Peer Educators is Miranda Nordell
Peer Mentors assist first-year students with their transition into Babson via the new student orientation and the co-facilitation of a First Year Seminar course. Peer Mentors guide and provide support to a cohort of approximately 20 students. Selected Peer Mentors must participate in the training program at the end of August. Additionally, Peer Mentors are required to attend all of Orientation and are expected to regularly attend their assigned FYS section throughout the fall semester. A complete job description may be found by clicking here. Contact for the Peer Mentors is Conor O'Brien
The Resident Assistant represents the Residence Life staff in his/her area as a peer leader, educator, and employee. Under the supervision of the Residence Life staff member, each RA provides opportunities to students for educational and personal growth and builds vibrant residential communities. This position is one of service and represents a significant dedication to the residents of Babson College. RAs will participate in all training activities and staff meetings including, but not limited to fall training, winter training and monthly in-services. Contact for the Resident Assistants is Kevin Araujo-Lipine