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Interview With Cathy Benko, Chief Talent Officer of Deloitte

Cathy Benko (MBA 1989) was appointed in 2007 to the newly created position of chief talent officer for Deloitte LLP. Her charge: Create a signature Deloitte Talent Experience and cultivate the firm’s leading position in the talent marketplace. The results are striking. Today, Deloitte is cited by BusinessWeek as the “Best Place to Launch a…

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Where in the World did you Spend your Summer–Dominique Baillet (OI)

What: Dalberg Where: Port-au-Prince, Haiti What did you do this summer? I spent my summer at Dalberg, a niche international development consulting, working on a project helping the US State department formulate their reconstruction strategy for Haiti. Although I was all set to enjoy a few months of good West Coast time in Dalberg’s San…

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Harbus Foundation’s Annual Grant Presentation Ceremony

The Harbus Foundation is the nation’s only student-run foundation created by The Harbus News Corporation that provides grants and consulting services to organizations across the Boston metropolitan area, effecting social change in the areas of education, literacy and journalism Last Tuesday, The Harbus Foundation held its 13th annual grant presentation ceremony that presented checks of…

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We aren’t what we do, but we should do what we are

As we are finalizing our year at HBS and thinking about jobs, it is important to stop, relax, take a deep breath and take another look at the LEAD essay we wrote on “our 10-year reunion”. Ten years seems like such a long time, but just as we are finalizing our last cases at HBS,…

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From One Class to Another

With Hell Week still fresh on your mind and interview season now in full swing, we at The Harbus know you’ve got many big decisions ahead of you and wish to provide some firsthand insight from those who came before you. Whether you’re hoping to try your hand at consulting or want to help alleviate…

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THIS IS IT

On October 28, Sony Pictures released the much-anticipated movie “Michael Jackson’s This Is It.” The movie was conceived after the worldwide outpouring of grief following the mega-superstar’s death on June 25. In the months prior, Michael Jackson was rehearsing for what would have been a comeback to the stage after more than a decade away…

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Hell Week-Smiles, Shuttle Buses and Seven Cubed

If HBS could not succeed in getting ECs jobs last month, it can at least take credit for slowing the spread of H1N1 in Cambridge with its “Greet with a smile, not a handshake” policy. No matter how they were greeted, though, 145 companies came to HBS to add new talent to their ranks during…

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Sitting Down with Jay Light

He’s one of the first people to speak to us on Orientation Day and one of the last we’ll hear from before graduating. Dean Jay Light has an overarching impact on all of our lives here at Harvard Business School, and he is energetic, excited for the future and a refreshingly candid interviewee. He sat…

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Demystifying the Case-Study Interview

I have to be honest: the case interview was one of the scariest things I’ve ever done. I was a nontraditional student trying to go into one of the most traditional careers out of business school, and I wasn’t quite sure I could do it. So I threw myself into preparation without thinking through the…

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HARBUS FOUNDATION: The Nation’s only Foundation Run by MBA Students

The Harbus Foundation is a venture philanthropy organization that was created in 1997 by The Harbus News Corporation. Through annual contributions from the newspaper’s profits and prudent financial management, the Foundation’s endowment has grown to more than $1 million. Last year, 50 Harbus Foundation members gave away seven $10,000 grants to Boston-based initiatives that further…

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Books & Looks

Vivian Weng (NH), an RC student, recently launched the Mittenberry, a modern spin on the mitten. Worn normally, it looks and feels like a classic mitten. But a quick flip of the thumb flap allows the wearer to type and text on her device du jour. Lily-Hayes Kaufman (LHK): Would you say that Mittenberry is…

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Screening for Cancer in China:

One hot summer day, as we stepped up to the humble Beijing offices of Jin Hui Ze Technology Development Co., Victor Li and I, Yashih Wu, looked at each other with a nod of acknowledgement and sense of baited breath. It had been almost an entire year since we first began the numerous late-night conference…

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Where in the World did you Spend your Summer–Atakan Hilal (OF)

The Harbus sat down with Atakan Hilal (OF), who returned to his home country of Turkey for the summer. Atakan came to HBS with four years of experience at Nestle www.replicabestsale.co.uk, a brand respected worldwide, and hoped to spend his summer trying his hand at consulting. He shared his frustration of being an international student…

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Inside Hell Week

If hell week doesn’t get you, the Boston winter will. There’s a reason “hell week” is so named, but unfortunately, the hell of the job search isn’t confined to one week in February. A glimpse into the life of a first-year student searching for an internship reveals the grueling process of landing a summer job….

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Summer Stories – Fabrizio Fantini, iPrice, MBA ’09, OD

Fabrizio spent his summer starting a new UK company, called iPrice. Through data mining, iPrice extracts insight from retailers’ transactions and provides “value pricing” and broader “insight marketing” optimization recommendations. In this article he describes his experience, and shares some lessons he learned about starting a business. Looking back, it has been a successful summer…

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Alumni Panel on High Fashion and Beauty:

On Wednesday, February 27th the Luxury Goods and Design Club welcomed a panel of young and entrepreneurial Alumni to share their experiences in the high fashion and beauty industries. Yael Melamed (MBA 2005), Mary Ruisanchez (MBA 2005) and Katlyn Gao (MBA 2007) commented not only on the “emotional aspect” of selling luxury products, but also…

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Faculty Perspectives

You will ascend in your careers at a time of generational transition similar to what is occurring now in U.S. politics. You will have the opportunity – if you choose to seize it – to redefine what it means to be a business leader by choosing to engage your talents in solving the large, complex,…

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Career Profiles

Name Brendan Whitworth Career Field Prior to HBS United States Marine Corps; United States Department of State Summer Internship PepsiCo, Leadership Development Program (LDP), Dallas, Texas What made leadership development stand out to you during interviews? I have a very strong interest in a general management career track. Considering my background in the military and…

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Random Rants

It seems that last week’s Random Rants column was not nearly controversial, provoking or insulting enough to generate the scores of angry emails I was hoping to see flood my inbox. In attempt, therefore, to prod my beloved readers out of their mid-Fall rainy day apathy I have chosen this week to rant about people…

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A Burden To Us All

The norm of making decisions without consulting students needs to change, but only if the SA gets some teeth I wrote several articles last term with one very common theme: complete and utter risk aversion. In fact, almost shameless cowardice. In every single piece, I totally hedged my bets-a discussion on Finance could not be…

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The Harbus Foundation

Writing large checks may not be unusual among HBS students, but a select group has found a way to write checks that make a difference to the Boston community.bankrolled by the nation’s only MBA student-run foundation. The Harbus Foundation is the only entirely student-run foundation in the country. It was originally founded in 1997 by…

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Business Plans for China Dominate Competition

China is one of the most intensely discussed countries in most business conversations today and has found its way into almost every RC course. It is not surprising therefore that the winning business plans for both the traditional and social enterprise (‘concept’ phase) tracks were targeted to Chinese communities. The HBS Business Plan Contest Awards…

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The Harbus Foundation Celebrates Area Grant Recipients

The dust of another Harbus Foundation grant-making process settles this week with the annual Grantee Celebration held on campus. The event gathers together Harbus Foundation team members and community stakeholders to hear each organization describe its mission and celebrate their receipt of grant funds to further that mission. “It’s a time to come together to…

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Harbus Foundation: Students Grant Local Nonprofits Funds and Expertise

Writing large checks may not be unusual among HBS students, but a select group has found a way to write checks that make a difference to the Boston community.bankrolled by the nation’s only MBA student-run foundation. These students spent the fall term assessing grant applications from local nonprofit organizations on behalf of the Harbus Foundation,…

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AASU Guiding Light Program for Small Businesses

On February 17, 10 minority businesses from the Dudley Square area of Boston participated in an on-campus financial training workshop sponsored by the African American Student Union (AASU) in partnership with the City of Boston. The workshop, a component of AASU’s Guiding Light Program, which provides small, black-owned businesses with free consulting services, focused solely…

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Careers in the Energy Industry

Energy is hot. Oil, natural gas and electricity prices are all near record highs. Debate over global warming continues to divide the US and other nations, as ongoing conflict in the Middle East underscores the strategic importance of natural resources. Meanwhile, ExxonMobil made a profit of $9.9 billion last quarter, the largest ever for any…

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Brain Teasers Are Least-Favorite Interview Type

Hell Week has come and gone for ECs as RCs start thinking about a time not too far into the future when they’ll have to face rapid fire of interviewers eager to evaluate, rank, analyze, and grade. Interviews can be painful at times, as we’re sure many ECs can attest. Ever felt like there was…

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Top 10 Differences between Consulting and Banking

10. In consulting, your bed is in a hotel in smalltown America. In banking, your bed is under your desk. 9. In consulting, your vocabulary is excluded to words like “granularity,” “value-add,” and “traction.” In banking, your vocabulary consists of “31.45 billion,” “9.28 times EBITDA,” “10.77 times EBITDA,” and “comps universe.” 8. In consulting, you…

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The Harbus Foundation: Giving Has its Rewards

Marni Weil is a member of one of this year’s Harbus Foundation Venture Philanthropy Teams. Come learn more about HBS’ Harbus Foundation and meet student-selected grant awardees at a celebration on Wednesday, April 20th from 5:15 pm to 6:15pm in the Spangler Meredith Room. Before I came to HBS, the word “philanthropist” conjured up names…

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THE BURNING QUESTION

Welcome back to The Question. Not much has changed, except for my worm deck to skydeck relocation within Aldrich 10. Quick! Pop quiz!The approximate temperature in the Aldrich 10 skydeck is:a) Jamaica hotb) Africa hotc) The same temperature as Hell Yes, it’s warm, but I still love our old room. So let’s move on to…

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