Tag: summer internship

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The Startup Life: Narragansett and Other Ventures

What company were you working at? I worked for a Boston entrepreneur, Eric Spitz, supporting numerous projects: 1)      Raising 500k for a social media startup. 2)     Raising 5MM to spin out a services company in the renewable energy space. 3)     Private purchase of a New England media company. 4)      Sales strategy for Narragansett Brewing Co….

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My Summer at Innosight

What company were you working at? This summer, I worked at Innosight, LLC, an innovation strategy consulting firm co-founded by HBS Professor Clayton Christensen and located in nearby Watertown, MA.  Innosight was founded ten years ago to take Professor Christensen’s theories on disruptive innovation to the market and help companies learn to seize disruptive opportunities….

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Summer in the CPG World

What company were you working at? General Mills, Inc. What was your position at the company replica watches uk? Associate Marketing Manager Intern (working in the Pillsbury Division on Cookies) Why did you choose that internship? Coming into HBS, I knew I was going to be a career switcher but still had a broad array…

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Creating Opportunity: An NGO Internship Experience in Ghana

I spent my summer based in Accra, Ghana working for TechnoServe, an NGO which helps entrepreneurial men and women in poor areas of the developing world to build businesses that create income, opportunity and economic growth.  What this meant for my summer was working with a company, HPW, at their brand new (and largest in…

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Career Profile – Johanna Wightman

Career Field Prior to HBS:Management Consulting, BCG Position in Buddi ltd:Business Development in Startup Why did you choose an internship with buddi ltd?It was a cool product (GPS personal locator) with an unusual team (led by a British female serial entrepreneur), and I was totally swayed by the sales pitch! The product had only been…

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Career Profiles – Roy Ben-Dor

Career Field Prior to HBS:Management Consulting Position in Bridgewater Associates: Senior Management Associate (SMA) Why did you choose an internship with Bridgewater?I wanted to try out either general management or investing and Bridgewater gave me a chance to learn about both.ÿOf the opportunities within general management that I was looking at, its culture was by…

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Career Profiles – Benjamin Adams

Career Field Prior to HBS:Private Equity Position in Mubadala :Summer Associate, Acquisitions Group Why did you choose an internship with Mubadala?I was fascinated by Mubadala’s goal to “facilitate the economic diversification of Abu Dhabi while also providing strong investment returns.”ÿHaving previously worked in the private equity industry, I was eager to see how the government…

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Anthony Bangay – HBS RFC Co-President

Position: Number 8 Height: 6 foot 3 inches Weight: 210 lbs (possibly 220 lbs after a lazy summer) Likes: Mexican food at the Grille, rugby tours abroad, Harpoon beer sponsorship, being little spoon Dislikes: 8.40am classes, the line at the sushi station in Spangler, Boston weather, cold calls Favorite Rugby Player: Christian Cullen (former New…

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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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Social Enterprise Summer Fellowship – Farber Intern

Who can say that he or she worked in a bike shop for his or her business school summer internship? I can, and I loved it. I worked for Pedal Revolution, a full service bicycle sales and repair shop located in San Francisco’s Mission District. The shop is one of three social enterprises run by…

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The Download – Networking 101

Sure, you have survived your first few weeks of classes. By now, you might have managed to memorize the names of most of your sectionmates. But how will you keep track of the additional 1000 other great contacts that you will potentially encounter during your two year stint at HBS? This week’s technology column is…

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Restaurant Reviews Are All In A Day's Work

A&E Co-Editor Cathy Ueng shares three of her favorite Boston dining venues with new and returning students. Welcome to HBS for the new class of RCs and welcome back to ECs! One perk of being co-editor of the Arts & Entertainment Section of The Harbus is that I get “paid” to try out interesting restaurants…

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Student Association Co-Presidents Excited for the Year Ahead

For those in your first year, you are undoubtedly getting to know your classmates on the deepest possible level with those three magic questions: “Where are you from,” “Where did you go to undergrad,” and “Where did you work before school?” No worries, neophytes, this three-query barrage does not last for your entire HBS career….

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Long Hours Make Some EC's Re-Consider Career Options

Did you bend but not break this summer working long hours at the firm? Decide that punching in on the weekends is not your sort of thing? Many EC’s came back from their summer internship experience with greater insight into what they want out of a full-time position. The Harbus found that what EC’s developed…

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Some EC's Lukewarm on Summer Internship Experience

For all EC’s, this past summer was an opportunity to apply all the acquired knowledge of an RC year gone by into 10-12 weeks of summer internship employment. Although some were certain that they had locked in the job of their dreams, others were content with earning back some of the cash spent on Newport…

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Location, Location, Location

Like many RC’s, I’ve now ramped up my search for the elusively-ideal summer internship. I now realize that we’re blessed with a curse, of sorts, in having the luxury to choose a new industry or function. Important in this decision process, which I really hadn’t given much thought to, is geography. At the outset, I…

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Job-Hunting Student Not Schizophrenic After All

University psychiatrists reported on Monday that, despite substantial job-hunting evidence to the contrary, RC student Robert Jaffray (NX) does not suffer from Schizophrenia. “First of all, it’s important to not confuse Schizophrenia with Multiple Personality Disorder,” said noted psychiatrist Vicki Kalder, PhD, “they aren’t the same thing at all; please do better research before calling…

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Yelp!

The Harbus noticed that one of our classmates, Jeremy Stoppelman (OI), has gone missing. We tracked him down in San Francisco where he is putting the finishing touches on a new website: Yelp! Harbus: So you started a company this summer – what is this company? Jeremy Stoppelman: Yelp! (www.yelp.com) is the first online service…

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Editorial: Beware the Green-Eyed Monster

Oh, to be an admitted student again! Those were the salad days – the magnificent, magical months between receiving Brit Dewey’s letter and actually arriving at HBS. Full of expectation, full of promise, we achieved a new level of enlightenment in our life and in our work. We found that we could satisfy our needs…

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Job-Hunting Student Not Schizophrenic After All

(Cumnock Hall) University psychiatrists reported on Monday that, despite substantial job-hunting evidence to the contrary, RC student Robert Jaffray (NX) does not suffer from Schizophrenia. “First of all, it’s important to not confuse Schizophrenia with Multiple Personality Disorder,” said noted psychiatrist Vicki Kalder, PhD, “they aren’t the same thing at all; please do better research…

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Jeanne Munn

Thinking about a summer internship in social enterprise? Want to know how your MBA skills would be applied? Wondering how the experience would meet your goals and interests? Jesse Souweine, Vice President of Careers for the Social Enterprise Club, asked Jeannie Munn, a 2002 Summer Associate with Public Broadcasting Services (PBS). Can you describe the…

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Three Reasons to Consider a Nonprofit Internship

Dear RC students,I understand that you are interested in consulting and I-banking for summer internship. However, I recommend that you should consider the job at a nursing home. ‘Nursing home’ is not an accurate description. United Methodist Services for the Aging (UMSA), a nonprofit organization I worked for last summer, is managing a senior-citizen’s community…

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The EC Start:

I have to admit, when I came back to school this fall I was a bit concerned. Okay, very concerned. I, like many of my classmates, was returning from my summer internship with a great deal of learning and insight into my career goals, yet completely empty-handed. No offer.Naturally, I was afraid that the moment…

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The Better Half: The Summer Search

Trust us, we feel your pain when it comes to the summer internship search. As partners, we may not be the ones sending out resumes and spending hours preparing for interviews, but cheerleading on the sidelines is just as exhausting at the end of the day. We have spent weekends alone as our student partners…

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Taming your Gremlin, Overcoming Resistance to Change

Last week, the process of coaching was shown to hold significant promise in helping us navigate the persistent changes in our lives as we travel the Cycle of Renewal. The power of the relationship flows from the environment it creates, which allows the client to grow and manage change in ways that provide the best…

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Summer Internship Options: The Lebor Family Fellowship

For all those RC students debating internship options, there is a great opportunity to work for an early stage startup this summer, and to supplement your salary with a grant from the Lebor Fellowship, administered by MBA Career Services. The Fellowship was established by Mr. John Lebor (MBA 1930) to encourage HBS students to pursue…

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Arrogance Lost

Like a lot of my classmates, I have been feeling a little shaky lately. While the company cancellations and the limited number of desirable postings in the internship database are depressing, the futile summer job search seems to have taken an even larger than expected toll on my overall mood. For us fruitless job seekers,…

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News and Campus Affairs Editor's Welcome

Welcome to the News & Campus Affairs section of the first 2002 edition of The Harbus! Over the next year, I very much look forward to working with Nick and the rest of The Harbus team to bring you the news items of highest relevance and greatest interest to the HBS community.During the forthcoming year,…

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The Consulting Industry

Consulting, ubiquitous as it might seem at HBS, is not a career to approach lightly. While you might sometimes get the impression that everyone has either done it before or is going to do it after school, this in itself is not a good reason to take the plunge. The interviews in themselves are not…

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The I-Banking Job Search Process

This piece is based on experiences gained over the last few weeks, during the official EC Hell Week process. It is clouded by the current job search environment. In the event that the economy turns around, most of these tips will not be essential, but still useful. First of all, to those of you in…

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