The duality of HBS
“You can’t teach an old dog new tricks” is a saying we have all heard over and over again. As we approach midterm season, and try to remember everything we’ve learned in FIN, that phrase sure rings true. Yet somehow in the next week or two we will master multiples valuations with the help of our model-savvy peers. We will make it to office hours and sometimes even discussion group (believe it or not, many groups have continued after that first week – er, first semester). All while attending six coffee chats and four dinner parties and at least one late night at La Fabrica.
Joking aside, the beauty of HBS is that you can pick up modeling in a fast-paced, laptop-free classroom setting while also getting the opportunity to reflect on personal growth and build a rich social life. This issue incorporates a little bit of both. From recommendations to help you learn more about the climate crisis to a perspective on the new RC course on a firm’s social purpose, this edition showcases the diverse academic interests of our editorial staff. We also give you a peek outside of the classroom, with articles on the parents community, an improv club on campus, romance and dating at HBS, and more.
We hope you’re reading this from somewhere warm…or at least on the plane ride there. Have a happy and healthy spring break!
Rory Finnegan (MBA ’24) is originally from New Jersey. She graduated from the University of Virginia with a degree in poetry writing in 2018. Prior to HBS, she worked in consulting and CEO communications in New York.
Edgard Mejico (MBA ’24) is originally from Lima, Peru. He graduated from Universidad del Pacifico, Peru with a degree in Business Engineering in 2016. Prior to the HBS MBA, he worked for six years in Brand Management and Sales in Colgate-Palmolive Latin America.