Reflections and Retreats
How are you enhancing justice and equity for all?
In the Office of Faith and Service we create a space for reflection that allows our students to deepen their connection with themselves, their beliefs, with each other, and the larger global community.
Through our reflection programs we challenge students to look at how through their service and service-learning they can be most effective at enhancing justice and equity for all individuals. We help students identify and critique their motives for engaging in service while simultaneously instilling in them the commitment to work for social justice. We take a faith-based and spiritual perspective to enhance an individual's ability to engage effectively in service for social justice and give students the opportunity to remain persistent in their goals of service.
Reflection programs are offered as part of the FME service experience, for our students who engage in the weekly CAP program, and as part of our alternative break programs and also provide the following retreats and reflection programs.
BOCA (Babson Olin Catholic Association)
One Day Retreat
Spiritual Retreat focused on discovering who God is in your own life.
SORA (Seniors Out Reflecting Again) Soirees
Sponsored by, Faith and Service, CCD, Alumni, and Residence Life.
Seniors are invited to four unique opportunities. This is a time to stop and reflect, embrace your past experiences and reflect on your future ones. Dinner is provided and all are welcome. If interested in learning more information or to RSVP please contact Denning Aaris.
4 "U"s Retreat
This retreat is offered as a joint collaboration between the Office of Faith and Service, Residence Life, and the Office of Diversity and Inclusion. This retreat is an opportunity for you to unpack and reflect on your time at Babson, understand more about yourself, unwind and take a break from your busy schedule, and unite with other Babson students on the same journey for growth and self-discovery. If interested, please contact Denning Aaris.
Finding Your North Star: Reflection Series for Sophomore Students
Finding Your Own North Star is a workshop for discovering your true path in life and in business. On the surface, it is about effective tools you can use immediately to develop your vision and bring clarity and direction to your life. But really? It is about gaining knowledge and skills to apply to similar situations and applications in the future. It is designed for people who have important life choices to make, but struggle with moving from who you are to who you desire to be. By the end of the first workshop, you will understand how to use your internal compass to recognize opportunities and avoid mistakes. You will begin to develop a whole new way of seeing that focuses on seeing patterns instead of problems and extinguish limitations to your success.
iChoose is a career exploration and planning seminar sponsored by Babson's Undergraduate Center for Career Development. You will be guided through the career development life-cycle of self-discovery, career research and planning all while developing the skills to impress employers and achieve your career dreams. Harness your strengths, leverage your resources and create a career strategy in this interactive and engaging seminar. For more information, please contact Vicky Keller.
First Year/Senior Year Retreat
The First-Year/Senior Retreat is a unique overnight, off
campus retreat that takes place once during the fall semester, giving
first-year students an opportunity to go to an off campus retreat location to
meet other first-year students and hear stories and experiences from current
Babson seniors. These upperclassmen share their experiences and guide
first-year students under the model “if I knew then, what I know now,” speaking
on overcoming challenges and obstacles (ex. academic challenges, social pressure,
friends/relationships) during their first year at Babson.
Students attending the retreat are provided opportunities
for engagement with classmates, reflection on their Babson experience, and
mentorship and guidance from upperclassmen and Babson staff.
Registration for the retreat is available at the beginning
of the Fall semester. Spaces are limited, and students are required to submit a
$20 refundable deposit to secure their spot. Transportation, meals, and
overnight accommodations are provided. For more information, please contact Conor O'Brien
BIG (Babson Intercultural Group) Meetings
All are welcome to learn more about other faith traditions, explore your own identity and culture and challenge your beliefs in a safe and open environment. Opportunities exist for collaboration and programming. Please contact Denning Aaris for more information.
Fridays: Noon.-1 p.m. (Staff and Faculty Only)
Tuesdays: 7:30 p.m.- 8:30 pm.. for Students
Location: Glavin Family Chapel
All are welcome to join instructor Neil Sullivan for an hour and a half Yoga class. Mats are provided and we welcome all levels to practice.
Thursdays from 5 p.m.- 6:30 p.m.
Location: Glavin Family Chapel
The Dean's Graduate Student Book Club
Students are fast approaching the end of their time here at Babson. In times of transition, questions such as “What’s next?” or “How will I know if I’m making the right choices?” or “Will I be a success?” arise. This is an opportunity for graduate students nearing the completion of their graduate studies to reflect, with Dean Dennis Hanno and with each other, on important questions such as these.
If interested in exploring these questions, How Will You Measure Your Life?, written by Harvard Professor Clayton Christensen is a wonderful guide. This book is based on the author’s conversations with his own students about life as they transition into their careers.
The “Dean’s Book Club,” is developed to help create opportunities for us all to be engaged in conversations about the important questions discussed in the book. There will be an online forum through Blackboard created just for this purpose, and there will also be a series of dinners, two in Wellesley and one in San Francisco. If Interested in this opportunity please contact Kate Buckman.