Early July, as a part of a new Trust program, in partnership with Babson College Executive Education, 18 former players soaked up the knowledge imparted to them by three expert faculty members in the world of finance and entrepreneurial education. The group was comprised of adept presenters, problem solvers, creative minds and strong leaders. The group was then broken up into smaller groups and they began plugging away on their case assignments. There were great insights discussed like “All money isn’t green” and “If it’s not broken, then fix it”. During the course of the 21⁄2 days, new businesses were pitched, holes were poked in plans and fear abounded over the next line of probing questions.
There is no doubt that this group learned a great deal about the process of planning a business, but there was something else going on at Babson. It was the fellowship and encouragement that comes from a team environment. Sure, there was more than a healthy dose of competition amongst the small groups but it was clear to see how much these men cared for one another and were inspired by shared struggles and successes. Inspiration to start their businesses, finish undergraduate degree requirements and begin graduate pursuits.
Two former players, turned successful entrepreneurs, told their stories as presenters. Education was a key element for both of them as they each pursued a Masters in Business Administration when their playing days were over. How do you know what is right for you, there are so many options including professional certifications and training, not to mention a graduate degree in something besides business?
Knowledge or formal education may be the thing that is keeping you from achieving your career and personal goals. The Trust Scholarship is a tremendous benefit, and this benefit can help you achieve your goals by minimizing the financial burden, but there are several decisions that go into finding the right educational choice for you. You may have spent a lot of years studying topics that weren’t interesting to you. Wouldn’t it be great to pursue a degree in a subject area that is important to you and your pursuits? If you have questions about the steps you need to take to continue your academic pursuits, we can help you find those answers. Contact your program manager or AthLife coach for more information.