Erica Debiase MS’15
Academic and Career Development Specialist, Massachusetts Society of CPAs, Inc.
What Words Have Changed Your Life?
It takes time to learn—you don’t have to be perfect at everything your first try. Fail quickly and often. That’s how you learn.
How Do You Want to Change the World?
I want every person that I work with professionally to feel heard, understood, and valued. That is when collaboration can take place and real change can be made. And, I hope that for everything I am taught, I’m able to teach someone else what I’ve learned.
Why Does the World Need More Leaders with an Entrepreneurial Mindset?
Entrepreneurs care enough about the people in the world to want to leave it a better place. They persevere through difficulty to make improvements to our world because they want the quality of life for others to improve. They are outwardly focused, and if everyone were this way, the world would be a better place!
What Is Your Proudest Moment in Business?
Being able to confidently conduct interviews with high-level finance professionals. This isn’t something I would have been able to do prior to my Babson education.
What Do Others Need to Know about Babson?
Not only the coursework, but the experiences with group/team members and faculty that you have throughout the year will develop you into a polished professional ready to take on the workforce. The entire Babson experience does this, so enjoy the ride!
How Do You Define Entrepreneurship?
Caring about others enough to want to find new ways to improve the quality of their life—and overcoming all of the challenges until you have succeeded.