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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.
 

SORA (Senior Out Reflecting Again) Soirees

Sponsored by, Faith and Service, CCD, Alumni, Residence Life, and the

Seniors, mark your calendars for:

October 15th 5 pm -7 pm  Mandel Family Hall Lounge

December  3rd 5 pm- 7pm Mandel Family Hall Lounge

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

February 27th- 28th  from 2 pm- 4pm
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 by  to register for the retreat.

 

 



 

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.
 
Fall Dates:
September 9th    6:30 pm - 7:30 pm  TBD
September 23rd  6:30 pm - 7:30 pm  Glavin Family Chapel
October 7th          6:30 pm - 7:30 pm  Glavin Family Chapel
October 21st         6:30 pm -7:30 pm   Glavin Family Chapel
November 4th     6:30 pm - 7:30 pm   Glavin Family Chapel
November 18th   6:30 pm - 7:30 pm   Glavin Family Chapel
December 2nd     6:30 pm - 7:30 pm   Glavin Family Chapel 

iChoose

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.
 
Who:
Open to Sophomore Students Only
When:
Friday, November 7th 1:00 - 4:00 pm
Where:
Babson Executive Conference Center
How to Apply:
Go to HUB>CAREER CONNECTIONS
Search for “iChoose” to submit your resume
 You will receive confirmation and instructions once your resume has been submitted.
 
Cancellation Policy: 24 hour notice

 

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 infornation please contact Conor O'Brien​

November 14th -15th 

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.  
Meeting times for the fall semester are
bi-weekly, every other Tuesday evening from 5 pm- 6pm
in the Central Diversity and Inclusion Space beginning on September 9th. 

Mindfulness Meditation 

Fridays 12 pm-1 pm (Staff and Faculty Only) 
Tuesdays: 7:30 pm- 8:30 pm for Students 
Location: Glavin Family Chapel    

 

Yoga Classes

All are welcome to join instructor Neil Sullivan for an hour and a half Yoga class.  Matts are provided and we welcome all levels to practice.  Classes start September 9th.

Thursdays from 5:00 pm- 6:30 pm

In the 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 hosted by Dennis Hanno – two here in Wellesley and one in San Francisco.
 
If Interested in this opportunity please contact Kate Buckman.