Carey Fellows Summer in Sewanee
As a part of their commitment to the business honors program, Carey Fellows spend part of the summer after their sophomore year in residence on campus, where they complete additional coursework. But they also have plenty of opportunities to take advantage of other events, including the internationally acclaimed Sewanee Summer Music Festival. This summer, the Babson Center also arranged three special events for the Fellows.
The Fellows spent a day whitewater rafting on the Ocoee River in the Cherokee National Forest (above). The Ocoee is renowned for its 20-mile-long series of rapids, including the site of the 1996 Summer Olympics whitewater slalom completion.
Carey Fellows at the Ocoee River. First Row: Steven Liu, Babson Center guest Anne Charlotte, Catherine Jackson, Grace Bukawyn
Second Row: Evergiste Ngabo, Tucker Brown, Andrew Duddlesten.
A Visit to the Worm King
At Silver Bait LLC in Coalmont, TN, the Fellows learned the entrepreneurial secrets of the largest commercial worm farm in the United States from owner Bruno Durant. Durant's unorthodox approach to business has allowed him to dominate the US market for fishing worms. His industrial-scale worm farm includes over 200,000 square feet of of worm-growing buildings, hundreds of acres of cropland to raise worm feedstock, and an automated worm-packing line.
Worm farm owner Bruno Durant explains part of his multi-million dollar operation.
Learning to Trade
Carey Fellows traveled to the University of Tennessee at Chattanooga (UTC) for hands-on training at seats on a fully-equipped financial trading floor, where they learned to trade on the Bloomberg terminals that are used throughout the financial services industry.
Carey Fellows on the trading floor at UTC.