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Discover Alumni Engagement Opportunities

Alumni have countless ways to stay connected with the Stephen D. Cutler Center for Investments and Finance. The programs and engagement opportunities below provide a brief overview of how you can support current students with your expertise and guidance along their career journeys. If you are interested in learning more about one or more of these opportunities, please fill out the Cutler Center Alumni Interest Form.

Mentor Program

The Cutler Center mentor program matches undergraduate and graduate students with industry professionals from across the world of finance. Mentors are paired with a student majoring in finance with the goal of enhancing the student’s personal network, helping to develop their career path, and providing advice, guidance, and feedback. Applications for the 2023-24 academic year are now open and will close at midnight on Friday, 9/15. 

The Cutler Center mentor program runs from October to May, and mentors commit to a minimum of six hours with their mentee during these eight months. To participate, potential mentors and mentees each must complete their respective application forms to help with the matching process.

Once mentors and mentees have been matched, each pair will work together to schedule times to meet throughout the program’s duration. Participants decide on the communication method(s) best suited for them (email, phone, in-person meetings, Skype, etc.). To help set the expectations needed for the relationship, the Cutler Center will provide training materials to help engage mentors and mentees. Participants also may choose to attend various events and programs hosted by the Cutler Center.

Benefits to Students

With access to industry professionals, our finance students come away with invaluable perspective and inspiration from like-minded individuals who have found success in a wide array of settings and industries. As a mentee, you will:

  • Learn the benefits and purpose of mentorship and the value it extends beyond job placement.
  • Gain confidence in your career strategy
  • Refine networking and communication skills
  • Further develop networks of support that will extend throughout your lifetime

Benefits to Mentors

While serving as a mentor requires a commitment of your time, this program also provides professional development and networking opportunities for our mentors. As a mentor, you will:

  • Develop mentoring strategies valuable to leadership progression
  • Gain access to an extended network of professionals affiliated with the Cutler Center
  • Build relationships with an outstanding talent pool of next-generation finance professionals who can build a pipeline of potential employees for your firm
  • Stay apprised of leading finance education trends

Apply

To learn more about the program or to apply, please complete the mentor or mentee online application form or email Leslie Romiza, Cutler Center Program Manager.​

Speaker

Alumni speakers are invaluable to our students as they provide real-world perspectives on career pathways and opportunities. Speaking engagements exist in the classroom, on industry panels, and through conferences and panel discussions hosted by both our Student Finance Organizations and the Cutler Center.

Corporate Site Visit

The Cutler Center works with the Center for Career Development to host a Finance Trek during the Fall semester. This company visit allows students to visit up to three financial firms in one day, which provides a unique opportunity for students to meet and interact with several representatives from the company, learn about the culture, and see the physical office space.

Recruit and Hire

More than one-quarter of Babson’s graduating students secure jobs in the financial services industry and are recruited by leading global organizations. Wall Street Journal recently ranked Babson College the 10th best college in America. See additional Babson rankings.

Babson finance students have a successful placement track record and many alumni are well established in the financial services industry. This is just a sample of our students’ impressive job placement history.

  • Aberdeen Group
  • Barclays Capital
  • BlackRock
  • Citigroup
  • Deutsche Bank
  • Essex Investment Management
  • Fidelity Investments
  • Goldman Sachs
  • HSBC Securities and Capital Markets
  • J. P. Morgan Chase
  • Millennium Management
  • Morgan Stanley
  • PricewaterhouseCoopers
  • State Street Corporation
  • UBS Investment Bank
  • Wellington Management 

Contact the Centers for Career Development to partner with Babson College to post jobs and internships to recruit Babson talent for your team.

Hoffman Family Undergraduate Center for Career Development
Caroline Hayes
Senior Associate Director, Corporate Development & Strategic Operations
781-239-4323

Graduate Center for Career Development
Margaret Jones
Senior Associate Director, Relationship Manager for Financial Services, Real Estate and Non-Profit and Education
781-239-6490

Giving Back

In the industry of finance, attitude is everything. It’s this sentiment that Eric Crawley MBA’09 finds himself alluding to when he’s coaching students as a member of the Cutler Center Mentor Program.

Read the Babson Magazine Article

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