Marissa Ferber ’09
HR Special Projects Consultant, XO Group Inc.
Why I Chose Babson
I didn’t come to Babson because I wanted to create or run businesses. I came because I wanted to manage people to do important things, and I wanted to know how to make important decisions. Babson gave me the skills I needed to be successful, and the opportunities to define my own future.
A Memorable Babson Experience
When I was a senior, one of my mentors at Babson saw my passion for helping the underprivileged and brought me to a conference. After that, he asked me if I wanted to create a forum at Babson on social responsibility and entrepreneurship; we named it Be the Change. It was a huge effort but I was excited for the opportunity. I was given a budget, and the conference drew people from 19 colleges over a weekend in spring 2009.
What Others Need to Know About Babson
Babson is what you make of it. The opportunities are endless if you have the motivation and interest in going after them. It’s truly entrepreneurial.