Raised in an entrepreneurial environment, Michael Agard ’24 knows leadership.
Propelled by a wide range of experiences and accomplishments, he gains inspiration from his family.
“My parents are small business owners and I saw them go through the process of creating a business and sustaining one, and to see them do that, and take care of me and my brother, that’s pretty amazing to me,” he said.
Born in Chicago (ask him about his Chicago sports loyalty), Agard currently lives just outside of Atlanta. His high school experience was defined by leadership and experiences that set him on the path to the No. 1 school for entrepreneurship.
What drew you to Babson?
I did an internship at Mercedes Benz Stadium, which is owned by Arthur Blank. I got to see the kind of business that he ran, and how people admired him, and I wanted to learn more. Once I realized he’s a Babson graduate, I started thinking that this might be the school for me.
And, when I took part in Access Babson—an overnight experience on campus with other students—I was able to see firsthand what the experience was like, and from there, I could definitely see myself going to this school.