Paris Ekman ’17
Business Analyst, Amazon
Why I Chose Babson
I took a risk by moving across the country to attend college, but it has opened my eyes to so many opportunities I wouldn’t have had at home. I was attracted to Babson because of the small class sizes, opportunities to get to know the faculty and staff, and chances to get involved in as many activities as I could. Babson is the real thing. Every other business school that I learned about talked about how they “simulated” business experience, but at Babson you actually get hands-on experience.
How Studying Abroad Inspired Me
Babson has provided me with so many opportunities that I would’ve never dreamed of, and, through taking risks, I’ve learned that there really are no boundaries to what you can do.
At Babson, I was lucky enough to travel to London to visit a friend studying abroad and to backpack around Italy with one of my sorority sisters. Hearing about their experiences inspired me to go on my own adventure abroad in Barcelona, Spain, to take classes in business and culture, study Spanish, and live with a Spanish host family.
The Most Important Lesson I Learned at Babson
I have learned that I thrive under pressure and that I have excellent time-management skills. Everybody is different, but I find that the less time I have, the more efficiently I use it. Despite my various practices, meetings, and events, I still had time for my studies and for a social life. While not every Babson student uses their time like I do, there is something to fit everyone’s interests.