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 Academic Mentors is Samantha Stanley.
Community Unity Educator (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 and workshops and more! The contact for the CUEs is Katrina Fludd.
Education Abroad Peer Advisor (EAPAs)
Education Abroad Peers Advisors (EAPAs) are student leaders who have participated in an education abroad program through Babson. Being an EAPA allows students to promote study abroad while sharing their story with fellow students. Each EAPA is expected to have advising hours once a week, check-in with students currently abroad as well as exchange students on campus, monitor the EAPA@babson.edu account, present in FYS classes and Babson Abroad 101, and assist in education abroad events on campus such as pre-departure orientation. EAPAs hold advising hours on Tuesday afternoons from 4:30pm-6pm in Reynolds and Fridays from 1:30pm-4pm in the Glavin Office. EAPAs are part of the Glavin Office of Multicultural & International Education. The contact for the EAPAs is Brett Chin.
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 FME exams, collaborate with the Office of Faith and Service to organize 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 both inside and outside of the classroom. This is a paid position of 6-12 hours per week (which includes attending FME class twice per week). There will be a mandatory training in Spring 2016 as well as mandatory training and monthly meetings in Fall 2016 / Spring 2017. All applicants for the FME Mentor position must have a 2.8 minimum GPA. The contact for the FME Mentors is Kevin O'Leary (Program Coordinator - Curriculum Support, Office of Academic Services).
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. The contact for the Honor Board is Dan DeLuca.
Peer Career Ambassador (PCAs)
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 be willing and able to promote CCD services, resources & brand CCD to their peers. 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. A complete job description for this position can be found here. The contact for the PCAs is Scott Mannion.
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 (FYS) 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. The contact for the Peer Mentors is Conor O'Brien.
Peers On Wellness (POWs)
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. The contact for the POWs is Ryan Travia.
Resident Assistant (RAs)
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. The contact for the RAs is Katherine McMahon.
Sustainability Office Intern
The Sustainability Office Intern program is a paid student position that combines campus action and outreach with leadership and professional development. From the start of the program, students are trained to become sustainability change agents.
Interns will work on a combination of:
- Individual or group campus sustainability projects
- Managing annual programs, such as the Zero Waste Challenge or Slash the Trash
- Marketing and Outreach, such as presenting to classes and door to door campaigning
Each intern is expected to actively promote Sustainability at Babson through outreach and engagement, especially through working at campus events.
The Sustainability Office Intern program provides a dynamic work environment that includes both collaborative work and independent, self-directed work. Interns are expected to seek, act on, and evaluate new ideas and solutions for Sustainability at Babson. On average, interns work 3-7 hours per week, and are expected to participate in the weekly team meeting. The contact for the Sustainability Office Interns is Alex Davis.