Class of 2016: Make a Difference

Graduates receive their degrees during Harvard University's 2010 Commencement. Kris Snibbe/Harvard Staff Photographer

Harvard MBAs’ Biggest Opportunity for Career Impact? Giving Their Money Away. In a few short weeks, the 900+ students of the Harvard Business School MBA Class of 2016 will graduate. There is no doubt that these remarkable people will do great things in the world. But most likely, few will become CEOs of Fortune 500… Continue reading Class of 2016: Make a Difference

EC COURSES THAT OVER-INDEX MALE OR FEMALE RAISE EYEBROWS AND QUESTIONS ABOUT GENDER AT HBS

(Cambridge, MA - Apr. 10, 2007) - "Green" building details at Harvard Business School. A classroom in Aldrich Hall that makes use of recessed, energy-saving lights, ventillation screens, and motion detectors. Staff photo Jon Chase/Harvard University News Office

When second year HBS students (ECs) returned to class this year, they found themselves in a learning environment that differed from the first year in an unexpected way: some courses had significantly more women than the class as a whole, and some had significantly less. After a RC (first) year characterized by careful management by… Continue reading EC COURSES THAT OVER-INDEX MALE OR FEMALE RAISE EYEBROWS AND QUESTIONS ABOUT GENDER AT HBS

ToMo always beats FoMo

A little under three years ago, Lindsay McGregor graduated from HBS with her MBA. Today she, along with co-author and co-founder Neel Doshi, are the authors of a New York Times best-seller list book, Primed to Perform, and run a hybrid professional services and tech company called Vega Factor. The two endeavors – writing and… Continue reading ToMo always beats FoMo

The Life You Can Save: A Perspective on Ethical and Effective Charitable Giving

On Tuesday February 16 The Social Enterprise Club and Retail and Luxury Goods Club co-hosted a talk by Charlie Bresler, who is currently the Executive Director of The Life You Can Save and previously served as President of Men’s Warehouse. Bresler spoke about his remarkable career journey, from anti-war activist, to psychologist, to retail executive… Continue reading The Life You Can Save: A Perspective on Ethical and Effective Charitable Giving

Terrible Sales Tactics…

By Steve Hind, Harvard Business School Class of 2016 Your inside sales team’s faux-personal, harassing emails make me hate your company. Inside sales, we hear, is the future of sales, at least in B2B. But as a person who is on the receiving end of inside sales tactics roughly once a month, at least one… Continue reading Terrible Sales Tactics…

Student panel discusses charitable giving – and whether to give to HBS

About 20 students gathered in Aldrich on Tuesday afternoon, 11/17, to hear five HBS MBAs discuss ‘Why, What, When, Where and How’ to give to charity. The panel discussion covered a wide range of provocative topics, from whether students should give to HBS, whether it’s okay to donate because it helps your career, and how… Continue reading Student panel discusses charitable giving – and whether to give to HBS

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A word from the ‘drop-ins’

For our August edition, The Harbus spoke to five (former) members of the Class of 2016, who decided to drop out of HBS to pursue a range of other opportunities. This month, we spoke with five new members of the Class of 2016 – people who dropped out after their first year, and have come… Continue reading A word from the ‘drop-ins’

In recruiting, hardly anyone asks about money before they get an offer: Why!?

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Editor-in-Chief Steve Hind (HBS ’16) surveyed EC students last week to examine when in the recruiting process they think it’s okay to ask about compensation. The overwhelming answer was: don’t ask until you have an offer. CPD gave the same advice. Steve asks: Why!? Don’t ask about compensation until you have an offer from a… Continue reading In recruiting, hardly anyone asks about money before they get an offer: Why!?

A word from the ‘dropouts’…

Editor in Chief Steve Hind speaks to (former) members of the Class of 2016 who elected to defer their EC year to pursue their dreams… Every year, a handful of RC students elect not to return for their EC year. Most of those who defer have spend their summer getting deep on an opportunity they… Continue reading A word from the ‘dropouts’…

An Interview with Class Day Student Speaker Addie Ogunwole

Harbus Editor in Chief Steve Hind spoke to Addie Ogunwole as she prepared to be the Class of 2015’s Class Day student speaker. Steve Hind: What does it feel like to have been chosen to represent your class as the Class Day speaker?   Addie Ogunwole: It’s surreal. Definitely an honor to be chosen. But mostly… Continue reading An Interview with Class Day Student Speaker Addie Ogunwole

Literally unbelievable: A Round-up of The Harbus April Fools articles that went viral

The Harbus April Fools articles go viral – including among many who didn’t quite realize it was a joke. Managing Editor Steve Hind explains. [stag_dropcap font_size=”50px” style=”normal”]L[/stag_dropcap]ast week, The Harbus learned a valuable lesson: we should stop what we’ve been doing all year, and write fake articles instead. On April one and two, a half… Continue reading Literally unbelievable: A Round-up of The Harbus April Fools articles that went viral

Exclusive: SA Co-Presidents-elect on finding out the news, their vision for the SA, and getting started

 Anya Hayden and Brad Minkow have just been elected as Co-Presidents of the HBS Student Association (SA). Shortly after they were announced as Co-Presidents-elect, The Harbus arranged an exclusive interview. Steve Hind: Where were you when you found out the news? What was your reaction? Anya and Brad: We were actually already on the phone… Continue reading Exclusive: SA Co-Presidents-elect on finding out the news, their vision for the SA, and getting started

Large turnout elects Anya and Brad as SA Co-Presidents by an undisclosed margin

Nearly 80% of RC students voted yesterday to elect Anya Hayden and Brad Minkow as the Co-Presidents of the HBS Students Association for 2015-16, but their margin of victory was not disclosed in, in line with what organizers called a ‘standard process’. Anya and Brad were victorious over Aziz Albahar and Lynn ElHarake in a campaign… Continue reading Large turnout elects Anya and Brad as SA Co-Presidents by an undisclosed margin

After final pitches from candidates, voting starts in SA Co-President election

Voting is now open in the race to be Co-Presidents of the HBS Students Association for 2015-16. Students can vote here. The two tickets of candidates, Aziz Albahar & Lynn ElHarake, and Anya Hayden & Brad Minkow, ended two weeks of campaigning with final pitches to RC classes yesterday over lunch. The largest struggle students… Continue reading After final pitches from candidates, voting starts in SA Co-President election

Race for SA Co-Presidency Underway

[stag_dropcap font_size=”50px” style=”normal”]T[/stag_dropcap]he race to find out who will be the Co-Presidents of the Students Association for 2015-16 started February 3, when interested candidates indicated their interest in running. The candidate list will be confirmed by February 5 and campaigning will begin February 9. Once candidates are announced, they will have two weeks to campaign… Continue reading Race for SA Co-Presidency Underway

The Harbus survey says HBS MBA program more Walgreens than Apple

[stag_dropcap font_size=”50px” style=”normal”]A[/stag_dropcap] survey of over 100 students conducted by The Harbus reveals the HBS MBA program has a net promoter score (NPS) of 41, with 51% of students considering themselves extremely likely to recommend it to a friend or colleague. This makes the HBS MBA about as popular as well known, respected brands like drug… Continue reading The Harbus survey says HBS MBA program more Walgreens than Apple

Information session for SA Co-President election this Wednesday, January 28

[stag_intro]The second information session for RC students interested in running to be Co-Presidents of the Students Association will be held Wednesday, January 28 at 3:30pm in Aldrich 111.[/stag_intro] Students interested in leading the SA and its $1.3m annual budget can use the event to find out more about the election process, and campaign guidelines, and… Continue reading Information session for SA Co-President election this Wednesday, January 28

500 members of HBS community attend historic vigil to commemorate the killings of Michael Brown and Eric Garner

Approximately 500 HBS students, partners, faculty and staff gathered this evening in the Burden auditorium for an historic vigil that commemorated the killings of Michael Brown and Eric Garner, unarmed black men who were killed by police this year. Organizers hope the event will encourage HBS students to acknowledge injustices that exist in society and… Continue reading 500 members of HBS community attend historic vigil to commemorate the killings of Michael Brown and Eric Garner

HBS students donate to local food bank in response to coverage of faculty member’s fight with Chinese restaurant over four dollar overcharge

HBS students have responded with a fundraising campaign for the hungry to media coverage of faculty member Ben Edelman’s dispute with a local Chinese restaurant over their overcharging him by four dollars for takeout. RC Jon Staff launched a fundraising campaign called ‘Harvard Gives: $4 to Fight Hunger’, encouraging Harvard students to donate four dollars… Continue reading HBS students donate to local food bank in response to coverage of faculty member’s fight with Chinese restaurant over four dollar overcharge

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Process for choosing new SA Co-Presidents begins, with a raft of rules and scant attendance from potential candidates

Managing Editor Steve Hind (and seven other RCs) attended the first information session for people interested in running to be the 2015-16 Student Association Co-Presidents. This afternoon, the SA executive team held its first information session for those interested in running to be Co-Presidents of the SA for 2015-16. However, just seven potential candidates (only… Continue reading Process for choosing new SA Co-Presidents begins, with a raft of rules and scant attendance from potential candidates

Student Association Budget

Seeking greater transparency, SA releases its first annual report, showing $10 revenue in student dues for every $1 in corporate sponsorship. Steve Hind, Managing Editor, looks at the recently released first ever HBS Students Association Annual Report In a move aimed at greater transparency, the HBS Students Association, for the first time in recent memory,… Continue reading Student Association Budget

HBS 2012 Alum ‘Goes Rogue’, Quits his Job at BCG to Make a Film About Climate Change

  Diogo Castro Freire (MBA ‘12) walked out of his job in management consulting and picked up a video camera to document the stories of the communities in the US dealing with the first impacts of climate change, and those of the people working toward sensible solutions. As Diogo launches an Indiegogo campaign to support… Continue reading HBS 2012 Alum ‘Goes Rogue’, Quits his Job at BCG to Make a Film About Climate Change

After publicly blasting L’Oreal’s recruitment efforts, Jessica Assaf finds supporters all over the school – and world

Managing Editor Steve Hind follows up with RC Jessica Assaf, whose brutal reply to a recruitment email went viral earlier this month. On the cover of the last edition of The Harbus, we heard from RC Jessica Assaf, who received a recruiting email from L’Oreal and posted her scathing response online. Two weeks, thousands of… Continue reading After publicly blasting L’Oreal’s recruitment efforts, Jessica Assaf finds supporters all over the school – and world