Meet Babson College’s MBA Class Of 2020

Alex Green

Babson College’s F.W. Olin Graduate School of Business

“I am a curious problem solver who loves Boston sports.”

Hometown: Nashua, NH

Fun Fact About Yourself: I played Division I tennis in college, and am always up for a game of ping pong.

Undergraduate School and Major: Boston University, Finance

Most Recent Employer and Job Title: Millennium Partners, Operations Specialist

Describe your biggest accomplishment in your career so far:  Working to implement a new equity trade capture system using SQL queries and Tableau Dashboards because I had to learn both programs after the project had already begun.

What quality best describes the MBA classmates you’ve met so far and why? Diverse – our cohort was 66% international and it has been amazing to learn with so many smart and caring people from all over the globe.

Aside from your classmates, what was the key factor that led you to choose this program for your full-time MBA and why was it so important to you? The combination of Babson’s Entrepreneurship specialization and the fact that I could do my MBA in one year. Babson teaches Entrepreneurship through Entrepreneurial Thought & Action, which is truly felt in each class because the professors here consistently teach you how to use the course material outside of the classroom.

What club or activity are you looking most forward to in business school? Babson Business Analytics club (to participate in the Hackathon!).

What led you to pursue an MBA at this point in your career? I wanted career growth, and decided that I needed to take a step back and develop my business tool kit in order to figure out what I really wanted out of my career.

How did you decide if an MBA was worth the investment? I decided that an MBA is worth the investment because it was the quickest way to big career jump. Some of the factors that went into this decision for me are the skills that I could develop, relationships that I could make, and of course the jobs that I would be eligible for.

What other MBA programs did you apply to? NYU Stern School of Business and Fordham Gabelli School of Business.

How did you determine your fit at various schools? I looked for an MBA to learn skills as opposed to just classroom theory, so I wanted to go somewhere the encouraged action in addition to thought and learning. I researched culture by visiting campuses, attending classes, and personally speaking with current students and alumni.

What was your defining moment and how did it shape who you are? My defining moment came at the end my summer program when I was finally comfortable giving a class presentation without almost having a panic attack from public speaking! I haven’t had to deliver a presentation since undergrad, and didn’t realize how much my fear of public speaking was holding me back; at Babson I learned how to clearly identify my strengths and weaknesses and discovered ways to turn weaknesses into strengths.

What do you plan to do after you graduate? I plan to be in a consulting role that allows me to leverage my passion for Data Analytics and build on my technical skillset.

Where do you see yourself in five years? I’ve recently found a passion for marketing analytics, so in five years I see myself leading a team that makes data driven decisions to help companies maximize ROI on their marketing plan.

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