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Our Mosaic: Stronger as We
Club Corner, Print Edition, Women, WSA

Our Mosaic: Stronger as We

On February 23, over 1,000 attendees gathered on campus for the 28th annual Dynamic Women in Business Conference, hosted by the Women’s Student Association. This year’s theme, “Our Mosaic: Stronger as We,” aimed to celebrate disparate stories and backgrounds and explore ways in which business leaders can actively and intentionally leverage diversity to drive success….

Dear Harby
The Harbush

Dear Harby

Dear Harby, As cuffing season continues, I yearn for romance. But what my heart desires, my student debt cannot support. How can I ask out my fellow HBSers and treat them to the level of bougieness they deserve and require without breaking the bank? Sincerely, Too Broke to Tinder Dear “Too Broke,” I understand your…

How to Refinance Your International Student Loan
Industry Insights

How to Refinance Your International Student Loan

International students have long struggled to get their hands on the financing they need for a master’s degree in the US. In some cases, local lenders won’t, or can’t, extend loans to borrowers leaving the country – or at least, not for the amount needed. And getting a US loan almost always requires a local…

Need Help with Cold Calls? Join the HBS Improv Club
Club Corner

Need Help with Cold Calls? Join the HBS Improv Club

With at least one semester under our belts, most of us have dealt with the dreaded cold call. There was probably no one more prepared for their first cold call than improv enthusiast Adam Croft (RC Section F). Adam moved to HBS from Los Angeles, where he worked for Dollar Shave Club, a direct-to-consumer brand…

A Couple’s Guide to HBS
Opinion

A Couple’s Guide to HBS

With one semester of HBS under our belt, we can confidently say we’re now experts on #LifeatHBS. We thought it was about time someone asked us to share our words of wisdom with the HBS community. In recognition of Valentine’s day, we wanted to fill you in on some top tips, tricks, and observations to…

Startup Bootcamp: A Trek to StartupLand and Back
Campus News, Start Ups

Startup Bootcamp: A Trek to StartupLand and Back

“Come on, entrepreneurs!” cheered Allison Mnookin (MBA ’98), Senior Lecturer at HBS, as she energized the class full of RCs – some with jet lag, some having just finished company interviews – on their first morning back to Aldrich from winter break. As we flipped through the course agenda and the All-Star list of facilitating…

Dear Harby: The Advice Column for MBAs
Advice, The Harbush

Dear Harby: The Advice Column for MBAs

Dear Harby, February 14 is a magical day – I finally get to pick whether I spend my summer with Goldman, McKinsey or Facebook! While I feel the warm glow of affection for these companies, part of my heart sizzles with anticipation at the idea of that unnameable startup I’ve yet to meet. Should I…

How Blockchain Is Powering Up the Energy Industry
News

How Blockchain Is Powering Up the Energy Industry

Ever since Thomas Edison flipped the switch on the world’s first permanent power station in 1882, energy has flowed in a single direction: from large-scale, centralized generators out to homes and businesses. For a long time, this hub-spoke model made the most sense. Large cities consume a lot of power, and it’s far cheaper to…

Third Annual Cabaret Sells Out Both Shows Again
Campus News, Club Corner, Events

Third Annual Cabaret Sells Out Both Shows Again

On November 27, the HBS Cabaret brought entertainment to two sold-out audiences, one at 7 p.m. and another at 10:30 p.m., at the American Repertory Theater’s Oberon in Harvard Square. The theme was “Portrait Project” (following on last year’s “Truths Untold”), and as promised in the theme, an array of student performers painted vivid pictures…

Startup Corner
Start Ups

Startup Corner

This month we meet Joel Camacho (MBA ’20), Co-Founder of blockchain VC Decipher Capital What is the problem you’re trying to solve? Technological advances provide opportunities for wealth creation. Blockchain promises to democratize access to capital, but that will not happen if the founders receiving funding do not represent all segments of the population. Decipher…

From the Editors’ Desk: What We’re Thankful For
On Campus

From the Editors’ Desk: What We’re Thankful For

With Thanksgiving in the rearview mirror and the start of the holiday season, it’s a time of reflection here at The Harbus. Beneath the cascade of activity in the final weeks of the semester—a jam-packed agenda of year-end socials, internship applications, papers, and exams—there is a deep undercurrent of gratitude among our editorial team. We…

More Women CEOs
Industry Insights, Kevin Sharer

More Women CEOs

Mary Barra, the highly regarded CEO of General Motors pictured above, is part of a very, very small group of women CEOs.  Mary is a GM lifer who rose through the manufacturing ranks to earn the job five years ago. Despite decades of focus, effort, progress and learning women like Mary are vastly underrepresented in…

Highlights from the HBS Tech Conference
Campus News, Club Corner, Events

Highlights from the HBS Tech Conference

The Tech Club at Harvard Business School’s annual Tech Conference took place on Sunday, October 28 on the HBS campus. This event (the first of its kind in the beautiful Klarman building) brought together hundreds of the country’s brightest technologists – from executives at big tech companies, to investors at the leading venture capital firms,…

Trump, Leadership, and the Problem with Harvard Business School: An Interview with Larry Summers
Alumni, Featured, Features, Interview

Trump, Leadership, and the Problem with Harvard Business School: An Interview with Larry Summers

Our interview with Larry Summers has not quite started according to plan. Half an hour after we are scheduled to meet in Klarman Hall, where Larry is speaking at a conference marking the 10th anniversary of the global financial crisis, he is still deep in conversation with an attendee while your interviewers hover awkwardly in…

Startup Corner
Start Ups

Startup Corner

What is the problem you’re trying to solve? The number of women breastfeeding is increasing, yet the process of pumping and storing milk is terrible and outdated. Right now, almost all women store their breast milk in plastic bags in the freezer. The overall pumping and feeding process involves several transfer points to the get…

Driverless Vehicles and More
Opinion

Driverless Vehicles and More

What traditional sector has experienced more recent change than the automotive industry? Witness the ubiquity of electric vehicles, the explosion of ride-sharing services and the introduction of autonomous vehicles. In fact, flying cars are being tested today and even jet propulsion packs are now for sale. “There are few, if any, longstanding segments of the…

11th Annual HBS Charity Fashion Show
Club Corner, Featured, Features

11th Annual HBS Charity Fashion Show

The Retail and Luxury Goods Club successfully hosted their famous Annual Charity Fashion Show on October 25th at Boston’s Park Plaza Hotel.  In the 2018 edition of the longstanding HBS tradition, the Fashion Show featured 35 RC and EC models, showcasing styles from top designers to raise money for the Greater Boston Food Bank. This…

Boston Dreams of Sushi
Opinion, Reviews

Boston Dreams of Sushi

Seeking refuge from the autumnal breeze, I was walking in Boston’s Leather District and, at first, had inadvertently walked past my destination. O Ya, one of Boston’s upscale sushi restaurants, was right on the corner of East Street with a small wooden door that made way into a narrow entrance, as if one were entering…

What it Means to Raise Capital From an Evergreen Fund
Investment

What it Means to Raise Capital From an Evergreen Fund

In Q2 2018, approximately 70 billion VC dollars were deployed across 3,100 deals, bringing yet another year of massive dollar deployments into emerging startups.  Most of these dollars came from termed-life (or closed) funds, but an aspiring Harvard Business School entrepreneur can also raise capital from “evergreen funds”. There are only a handful of evergreen…

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