BRIAN HICKEY

Entrepreneur & Social Innovator

ABOUT ME

Brian Hickey is a business student studying entrepreneurship and marketing at Babson College. He works as a Social Media Ambassador for the school, through his online blogs, which provide insight into student life at Babson. He is also a Babson College Weissman Scholar, Natalie Taylor Scholar, and a Foot Locker Scholar, which provide Brian with resources and mentors to further his efforts to make an impact on his local and global communities.

He is passionate about making a difference and works to support opportunities in education, business, and healthcare in rural Africa. He personally traveled to Uganda (2011), Kenya (2013), and Ghana (2014) to continue these efforts and explore sustainable business opportunities for local villagers. Brian is also a dedicated runner and a member of the Varsity Cross Country and Track and Field Programs at Babson College.

LATEST TWEETS

RESUME

EXPERIENCE

  • 2013 to Present
    Social Media Ambassador - Babson College
    • Ambassador for college providing insights to community via social media
    • Blog, answer questions, and engage with current, prospective, and past students
  • Summer 2013
    Marketing & PR Intern - Janji
    • Earned Janji coverage on MSNBC, Forbes, and over 15 popular running blogs
    • Conducted market research to understand consumer perspectives of the brand
    • Created Team Sales & Janji Ambassador Program and developed a press kit
  • 2008 to 2013
    Advisory Council & Program Co-Founder - Engeye Scholars
    • Engeye Scholars Advisory Council Member, supporting education in Uganda
    • Co-Founded program to empower teens; raised $10,000 in education campaign
    • Traveled to Uganda (’11), Kenya (’13), Ghana ('14) to teach and promote business
  • 2010 to 2013
    Sales Associate - Fleet Feet Sports
    • Youngest employee in company history in customer-facing shoe fitting process
    • Helped promote special events and engage customers for specialty running store
  • 2008 to 2013
    Founder & Webmaster - Shakerrunning
    • Founded and created running website to promote sport & offer national coverage
    • Received over 500,000 site visits in peak year; wrote weekly articles and content
    • Website named “Best HS Cross Country Website in America” by national organization
  • Other Experience:

    VP of Corporate Social Responsibility - MixItMug 2012-2013

    • Led CSR for 25 member student business donating over $5,000 and 225+ service hours

    Webmaster - USATF Adirondack 2011-2013

    • Redesigned and maintained website, created social media presence for a national branch

    Assistant Director - Pyramid Summer Running Camp 2011-2012

    • Developed website, online registration, marketing materials, recruitment, on-site support

EDUCATION

  • Sept. 2012 to Present
    Babson College -
    Bachelor of Science in Business;
  • Entrepreneurship/Marketing
    • Weissman Scholars Program
    • Natalie Taylor Scholar
    • Footlocker Scholar
    • Varsity Cross Country/Track
    • VP of Indoor Track Club
    • Honors Program
    • Dean's List

AWARDS

  • Clinton Global Initiative University Conference Attendee
  • European International Business Seminar Partipicant
  • Resolution Project Social Venture Challenge Finalist
  • Babson College "5 on Fire" Winner
  • Microsoft Challenge for Change Winner
  • NEWMAC All-Academic Award
  • Babson Quantitative Math Award
  • PwC Case Competition College Winner
  • Business Review "40 Under 40" Award
  • Times Union Scholar Athlete Award

SKILLS & INTERESTS

  • Entreprenuership
  • Marketing
  • Social Media
  • Website Development
  • Public Relations
  • Sales
  • Consulting
  • Non-Profits
  • Journalism & Video
  • Operations
  • Leadership
  • Teamwork
  • Retail
  • Event Planning

MEDIA & RECOGNITION

CONTACT

Brian Hickey