Recruiting

Life Hacks for Your Networked Search
Networking, Recruiting

Life Hacks for Your Networked Search

Be resilient: You need to kiss a lot of frogs to find your Prince (or Princess) Charming. Networking functions in the same way. Do not be disheartened by a lack of response. You haven’t failed until you’ve stopped trying to connect. Design choices for success: When networking, offer two options for a time to talk…

How You Can Ace the Product Management Interview
Interview, Recruiting

How You Can Ace the Product Management Interview

January is a busy time for job applicants and recruiters. For the curious, check out Google Trends for job searches. If you are one of the lucky few who won the job application lottery and have been invited to interview – Congratulations! Interviewing can be a nerve wracking process, whether you are graduating from college…

Overheard at the Doubletree
Bloggers, HomePost, Humor, Print Edition, Recruiting

Overheard at the Doubletree

In honor of figuring out our life purpose … escaping the herd  … I mean, recruiting season, we present to you a customer segmentation for our dedicated friends at the Careers and Professional Development (CPD) office. Venture Capitalist Vikram                 … You see, I just love technology: virtual reality, augmented reality, mixed reality … Anything…

From MBA to Fortune 500 CEO: Fireside Chat with Steven Reinemund, former PepsiCo CEO
Fortune 500, General Management, Industry Insights, Outside the Bubble, Recruiting

From MBA to Fortune 500 CEO: Fireside Chat with Steven Reinemund, former PepsiCo CEO

It is hard to know what to expect when going to meet a Harvard Business School case protagonist in person. In our HBS cases, most CEOs spend an awful lot of time staring out of windows in heavy contemplation. Windows, it seemed, were critical to learning. This robust theory was unequivocally overturned when I met…

A CEO’s Career: Interview with Ellen Kullman, former CEO of DuPont
Industry Insights, News, Opinion, Outside the Bubble, Recruiting

A CEO’s Career: Interview with Ellen Kullman, former CEO of DuPont

Many HBS students dream of breaking into the C-Suite, but how does one get there? Careers in general management are highly sought-after as they offer broad management training and preparation for senior roles. To learn more about this path, I sat down with Ellen Kullman, former CEO of DuPont and board member of General Motors….

Dear Manbassadors: A blog for men to confidentially ask the tough gender questions
Bloggers, Club Corner, Culture, HomePost, News, Opinion, Print Edition, Recruiting, Student Club, Women, WSA

Dear Manbassadors: A blog for men to confidentially ask the tough gender questions

Gender equality is a mission everyone can and should get behind. But sometimes it’s easier said than done. Despite having a clear goal, we all encounter difficult situations, or gray areas, that leave us sometimes confused as to the appropriate, or “correct” action. Continuing their mission of promoting gender equality, the Manbassadors of HBS have…

Resisting the Path of Least Resistance
Culture, Entrepreneurship, HomePost, Opinion, Print Edition, Recruiting

Resisting the Path of Least Resistance

By Tiffany Zhou, Harvard Business School Class of 2017 There’s been an odd gloom on campus lately, and I’m not talking about the weather. I’m talking about those of us who are still figuring out what to do this summer. It’s understandably jarring—we spent all of first semester philosophizing about leadership, changing the world, finding…

#OverheardOnWestrek – Tactical tips on how to break into start-ups, big tech and VC
Club Corner, Current Events, Entrepreneurship, HomePost, Industry Insights, News, Opinion, Print Edition, Recruiting, Student Club

#OverheardOnWestrek – Tactical tips on how to break into start-ups, big tech and VC

By Jennifer Hurford, Harvard Business School Class of 2017 Secretly thankful you didn’t get any of those consulting/banking jobs you felt FOMOed into interviewing for? Here are some tips for getting a job in tech and VC brought to you straight from the mouths of HBS SF alums in big tech, start-ups, clean tech, and VC….

Leveling the Playing Field: Lower the Cost of Pursuing an MBA
Admissions Advice, Alumni, Entrepreneurship, HomePost, Publishing Partner, Recruiting

Leveling the Playing Field: Lower the Cost of Pursuing an MBA

With acceptance rates at top MBA programs ranging from 7% to 20% and recent studies showing that over 50% of MBA applicants use an MBA consultant, the cost for competing begins early in the MBA pursuit process and has steepened dramatically. This advice comes at a steep price, though: the average hourly rate for admissions…

Alumni Career Advice & Perspectives: Asha Haji, EF Education First
Alumni, HomePost, Industry Insights, Print Edition, Recruiting

Alumni Career Advice & Perspectives: Asha Haji, EF Education First

The Harbus Chief Operating Officer, Natasha Larsen, spoke with HBS aluma, Asha Haji, about EF Education First, how it fits into the social enterprise world, and advice to those interested in the space. The Harbus: Tell us about your industry Asha Haji: For starters, I wouldn’t call social enterprise an industry; rather it’s a space…

Alumni Career Advice & Perspectives: Katy George, Director at McKinsey
Alumni, HomePost, Industry Insights, Print Edition, Recruiting

Alumni Career Advice & Perspectives: Katy George, Director at McKinsey

The Harbus Chief Operating Officer, Natasha Larsen, spoke with HBS PhD aluma, Katy George, about her path to McKinsey, experiences there, and advice to would-be consultants. The Harbus: What was your path from HBS to your current position? KG: I came to Harvard to do a Ph.D. in Business Economics and fell in love with the Technology…

MBA Recruiting Insights from Sydney Kardashian West
Best Friends, HomePost, Humor, Print Edition, Recruiting

MBA Recruiting Insights from Sydney Kardashian West

  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…

The first six months of building a startup while at HBS: A reflection
Culture, Entrepreneurship, HomePost, Industry Insights, News, Print Edition, Recruiting, Women

The first six months of building a startup while at HBS: A reflection

For the past 6 months, HBS EC student Tess Brooks has been building Confi (confi.co), an online community for young women seeking advice on health topics that can be uncomfortable to talk about (OB/GYN, sexual health, mental health, communication, etc.). Here, Tess reflects on her experience as a first-time founder, working full-time on her startup…

Alumni Recruiting Advice: L.E.K. Consulting with Gil Moran (HBS ’08)
Alumni, HomePost, Industry Insights, Print Edition, Recruiting

Alumni Recruiting Advice: L.E.K. Consulting with Gil Moran (HBS ’08)

  The Harbus was lucky enough to sit down with Harvard Business School Alum Gil Moran (MBA ‘08), Principal at L.E.K. Consulting, and asked him about the management consulting industry, L.E.K.’s unique culture, and what he looks for in a successful applicant during the recruitment process. —————————————————————–   Megan Fairbank: Tell us one thing about…

Alumni Fashion & Apparel Recruiting Advice with ‘Adore Me’ Founder & CEO
Alumni, Entrepreneurship, HomePost, Industry Insights, News, Recruiting

Alumni Fashion & Apparel Recruiting Advice with ‘Adore Me’ Founder & CEO

The Harbus had the opportunity to sit down with HBS Alum Morgan Hermand-Waiche (MBA ‘10), Founder & CEO of apparel company Adore Me, and asked him to share his thoughts on the fashion industry, how he differentiates himself from competitors, and what he looks for in a successful applicant during his own recruitment process. Megan…

In recruiting, hardly anyone asks about money before they get an offer: Why!?
HomePost, Industry Insights, Print Edition, Recruiting

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

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…

INTERVIEWING ADVICE FROM OUR BEST FRIENDS
Admissions Advice, Best Friends, Culture, HomePost, Humor, Print Edition, Recruiting

INTERVIEWING ADVICE FROM OUR BEST FRIENDS

The Harbus was lucky enough to sit down with Old Section Cer, Mochi Peabody, to kick off this inaugural column dedicated to covering some of the school’s most relevant – and sometimes controversial – topics.   Passionate about giving back to the HBS community in a meaningful way, this four-legged friend has agreed to share…

HBS Alumnus & Corning VP/GM, John Bayne, Shares his Advice during Recruiting Season
Alumni, HomePost, Industry Insights, Recruiting

HBS Alumnus & Corning VP/GM, John Bayne, Shares his Advice during Recruiting Season

The Harbus sat down with Harvard Business School alumnus John Bayne (MBA ’94), Vice President & General Manager at Corning Incorporated, and asked him to share his thoughts on the recruiting process, advice for students interested in a manufacturing career, what Corning does to stand out in its industry, and what helps define a successful applicant. Natasha Larsen: Tell us one…

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