Sthuthi Jebaraj MBA’18
Graduate Student, Two-Year MBA
What is your pre-Babson experience?
I attended Christian Medical College in Vellore, and worked as a manager of health and HIV at World Vision India.
What are your career goals?
Since starting my MBA at Babson, I’ve developed an interest in healthcare and innovation. My education and background have been in healthcare but innovation was not something that I thought of as a career. Some of the courses that I’ve taken, for example, entrepreneurship and opportunity exposed me to design thinking, which is a useful way to approach innovation. I work with some of the advisors at our career center who know my interests and have pointed me to important events and people in this space. Babson alumni have also been very helpful when I have reached out for information. Overall, as a professional I have been able to round out my skill set, and, as an international student, I have gained confidence to navigate a business environment.
As a Babson student, what do you do when not in class?
The Lewis Institute at Babson, which is a center for social innovation, is absolutely amazing. They organize events such as Good Business Fridays and MBA Impact hours, where we discuss topics like the sustainable development goals or hear from social impact business owners (some of whom are Babson alumni). These events always leave me educated, inspired, and encouraged. I also get to talk to other students who care about business and social innovation. I am also the graduate assistant for the Global Healthcare Entrepreneurship (GHE) Fund under the Lewis Institute. As a graduate assistant, I work with a professor in mostly a research role which allows me to think creatively about entrepreneurship and global health, which is a topic I am passionate about.
What was your favorite part of the Babson student experience?
The secret to Babson is that there is room for everyone at any stage. Whether you have to figure it all out or are still searching for your passion, there is acceptance. And, once you have identified your space and passion, there is encouragement from everyone, right from professors to classmates who cheer you on every step of the way. There are no cookie-cutter MBAs at Babson, there are only unique individuals who make great teammates and even better friends.