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Welcome to CWEL Pathways for Scholars and Fellows

Create Your Story | Build Your Circle | Showcase Your Leading Edge

CWEL Pathways is a community that brings undergraduate students of all identities together along a multi-year learning journey of courses, events, and experiences designed to catalyze your career and develop your ability to lead in remarkable ways. Join an exceptional group of like-minded peers, as either a Fellow or a Scholar, and make your mark as an inclusive entrepreneurial leader!


 

What You'll Walk Away With >>

Surround yourself with mentors, role models, and friends as you discover, deliver, and promote your value to the world!

  • A community of motivated peers committed to accelerating their success and amplifying others. 
  • A vast network of mentors, experts, and employers that value representation, equity, and inclusion.
  • A professional narrative and online portfolio that showcases your application of strengths that employers seek.
  • A clear action plan to develop sought-after skills that influence long-term career advancement in any field you choose. 

What You'll Experience >>

Being a CWEL Fellow or Scholar is an experience like no other at Babson! You join a cohort of peers that take part in events and developmental opportunities together - while blazing a path that is uniquely your own. 

Year one will focus on building a foundation for success together. You will learn why and how to develop your professional leading-edge as an inclusive entrepreneurial leader and build a community of support through your cohort, advisors, and mentors.  

Core Activities 

  • Fall Retreat – (1) full-day, off-site session
  • Cohort Meet-Ups – (5) 1-hour sessions, 1 per month
  • Near-Peer Mentor Program: Mentee – (2) 1.5-hour events, (4) 1:1 mentor meetings
  • Disruption Dinner – (1) 2-hour event
  • Pathways Peer Dialogue Meeting – (1) 1-hour session
  • Spring Soirée Celebration – (1) 2-hour event

In year two, you will work towards completing your CWEL Pathways digital portfolio, at your own pace.* As an active member of the community, you will serve as a near-peer mentor to incoming fellows and scholars, and participate in community events. Once your portfolio is complete, you will showcase your work at a peer dialogue meeting and be honored at the annual spring celebration.  

Core Activities

  • Fall Retreat – (1) full-day, off-site session
  • Near-Peer Mentor Program: Mentor – (2) 1.5-hour events, (4) 1:1 mentor meetings
  • Disruption Dinner – (1) 2-hour event
  • Pathways Peer Dialogue Meeting – (1) 1-hour session
  • Spring Soirée Celebration – (1) 2-hour event

 *To complete the CWEL Pathway, reflections are drawn from Babson course work, events, and experiences occurring over 2 - 4 academic years. Expedited completion may be accomplished in 1-year upon program directors' approval. 

Once you have completed the Pathway requirements and earned your badge, your portfolio is yours to keep and continue to build upon, even post-Babson. As a lifelong member of the CWEL community, you are welcome to continue to participate in events, programs, and celebrations!

 

Learn More

Have additional questions about the CWEL Pathways program? Please visit our FAQs page or contact Valerie Paquette, Director of Programs at vpaquette@babson.edu

What Students Are Saying >>


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"The CWEL Pathway offers simple, yet thought-provoking prompts to evaluate our experiences and validate our strengths. Creating a portfolio has always been a daunting task to me, but the badging paths offer clear steps and structure that allow me to share a more comprehensive narrative of my Babson experience with future employers and my community.”

- Medha Kolhe '21