End of an Era ✨

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I believe there are pivotal moments in everyone’s life that change the course of their future forever. Whether it’s choosing between internship options or taking a year off from school to travel, there are decision points in your life that brought you to where you are today. For me, it’s incredible to think how my choice to come to Babson led to four years that were bigger and brighter than I could have ever imagined.

Coming to Babson College wasn’t the obvious choice for an Indian girl from a small suburb outside of Seattle. Most of the students from my high school went to the University of Washington and those who ventured outside of the state tended to remain on the West Coast. But I had caught the wanderlust bug at age 17 and I wanted a fresh start in a new city. With a scholarship I couldn’t turn down, I accepted my offer to Babson College and moved to Boston.

I have to say that my time at Babson was unconventional. From my world travels to starting a tech nonprofit or running a senior seminar, I spent my four years taking risks and doing things that not every college student does, but in the end, it was those experiences that shaped my experience forever. I won’t bore you with the details of what I did over my four years (but I’m happy to chat if you want to learn more), instead, I want to share some of the lessons that my time at Babson College taught me. As a note, many of these lessons are inspired by my supportive tribe of the most amazing humans who have become my family.

Whether you are a current college student or recent grad, I hope that some of the lessons I learned at Babson will inspire you to make the most of whatever “era” you are living in now. My time at Babson was like an era for me because while it was only four years, I feel so different than I did in high school and it feels like more time has passed because all the memories matter so much to me. I think it’s an incredibly powerful feeling when you look in the mirror and you are proud of the person looking back at you. That was the gift that Babson gave me that I will carry with me forever.

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