Yagmur   Akgul   ’18

Yagmur Akgul ’18

Undergraduate Student

“I can’t wait to see what new experiences lie ahead of me.”
Hometown Location
Current Location
Massachusetts, United States
Class Year

Why I Chose Babson

Tennis has always been a huge part of my life—at 14, I was selected to be on Turkey’s national tennis team, and one of my proudest moments is when I carried our flag in front of thousands of people at an opening ceremony with the national anthem playing. I knew I would spend much of my time at college with my teammates, and when I visited Babson’s campus, the te​nnis team made me feel right at home. That connection with my future teammates—as well as my desire to study business—was a big reason I applied to Babson.

How Athletics Has Impacted My Babson Career

My early tennis success has shown me I’m capable of achieving much more at Babson off the court, too. For example, athletics helped inspire our business idea in my Foundations of Management and Entrepreneurship (FME) course. Our FME business was called Toasty Buns, and our product was a portable chair with a layer under the seat where you can put heating pads to keep your body warm. Perfect for fans outside watching sports games, or just people sitting on the porch in cold weather.

What Others Need to Know About Babson

Babson’s community is very international​. Every class discussion gives you an opportunity to hear different insights and ideas from classmates with diverse cultural backgrounds. As I pursue my passions and continue to explore new career paths at Babson, I can’t wait to see what new experiences lie ahead of me.