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James   Jackson   ’18

James Jackson ’18

Undergraduate Student

“Babson’s diverse community facilitates interactions that lead to new perspectives and ideas.”
Hometown Location
New York,
Current Location
Massachusetts, United States
Class Year

Why I Chose Babson

When I was applying, Babson’s diversity was important because I wanted to be around students from around the world who could share their unique experiences with me. I’ve already learned so much about life in other countries, but I’ve discovered that, even though another student might be from halfway around the world, you can share many of the same interests and aspirations. Babson’s diverse community facilitates interactions that lead to new perspectives and ideas.

How Babson Has Impacted My Career Development

I’ve always aimed high. When I was a kid, I wanted to be president, and my professional goals now include starting my own business and becoming the CEO of a Fortune 500 company. Being a Babson student is helping me pursue those ambitions, and a big reason for that is the diversity and connections I’ve found here.

How I Hope to Make a Difference

All of this wouldn’t be possible without my Posse scholarship​​​, which is why a goal of mine is to set up my own scholarship fund to allow students from troubled neighborhoods to attend colleges like Babson. I believe all students should have the opportunity to pursue an amazing education like I’m getting here without having to borrow many thousands of dollars to do so.