by Kimberly Asselta, former admissions officer at Babson College
I spent seven years as an admissions officer at Babson College, a business school ranked #1 in entrepreneurship for the last 24 years. It’s an amazing place, but when I started working there I honestly didn’t understand the world of business, much less entrepreneurship. It was 2004, five years before the first episode of Shark Tank aired, and the idea of creating a product or service and a business model around it wasn’t quite mainstream. But my time at Babson introduced me to the amazing opportunity these students were given to create their own path. Additionally my eyes were opened to just how broad and varied the study of business can be. There’s no “perfect” business student; our applicant pool was just as unique and diverse as many other colleges and universities. However, many of our best applicants did have a few things in common. Here are some do’s and don’ts to keep in mind if you are considering applying to a business college or program.