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MBA Recruiting Insights from Sydney Kardashian West

 

Harbus Editor-in-Chief, and Sydney Kardashian West's father, Steve Hind
Steve Hind, Harbus Editor-in-Chief

As the HBS community takes on recruiting season, Sydney Kardashian West, son of Harbus CEO/Editor-in-Chief, Steve Hind (MBA ‘16), and his fiancé, Steph Stojanovic, shares his insights from a one-on-one session with his HBS career coach. Determined to choose the right career trajectory, Sydney was asked the following questions in a self-assessment in hopes of determining what type of job will suit him best. By sharing pieces of his own journey, he hopes to help others get on the right path.

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Career Coach: What are three questions you think are important to ask yourself when choosing a career?

Sydney Kardashian West:  1) Under what circumstances do I get peanut butter? 2) What kind of nap / life balance do you offer? 3) Am I a good boy?

CC: What are you ridiculously good at doing? Do you have any precious gifts?

SKW: I will find your electrical cables. And then I will chew your electrical cables. I have shorted the power in my parents’ bedroom at least once.

Sydney Kardashian West®

Photo courtesy of Sydney Kardashian West

CC: What locations are you comfortable living in? What cultures and lifestyles are you drawn to?

SKW: I’m a city dog. I don’t like hiking and I don’t like nature. All I need is a patch of grass to roll in, and a busy urban environment with lot sof food scraps on the ground.

CC: Do you like people?

SKW: I do. But, more importantly, people like me.

CC: Are you more introverted or extroverted? How much teamwork and collaboration do you want?

SKW: I am extremely extroverted. I will throw the mother of all tantrums if I think I’m not getting enough attention. But teamwork? Not so much. If there is a team working for me, that’s fine.

CC: How much money do you want? Will you be able to balance your wants and needs?

SKW: I don’t have to make money-driven financial decisions, because my parents support me. That makes me like most HBS people, right?

CC: What do your friends always tell you you’d be good at? If you don’t remember, ask a few of your friends and tell us what they say.

SKW: My parents say I’m a good boy when I sit, when I come to them, and when I stop chewing the electrical cords.

CC: What type of job wouldn’t make work feel like ‘work’?

SKW: Chief bed snuggler.

Harbus-LogoCC: What do you know that you really want to avoid in your job/career?

SKW: Mirrors. They are *terrifying*.

CC: What are the ‘must haves’ for you in your career?

SKW: Peanut butter, and a team of humans to serve me.

CC: How do you feel when you hear the statement – This is what you’ll be doing for the next 5-10 years?

SKW: That sounds like a lifetime.

November 5, 2015
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