Dear Auntie Sam,During Hell Week, I interviewed for a full time position after HBS as a hamburger flipper at a leading fast food chain. I had two interviews-one with an HBS alum who has been at the company for a few years and another with the human resources person in charge of recruiting. I interviewed… Continue reading Auntie Sam Addresses the Interview Persona
I never realized that debits and credits could have such a profound impact on the life of a section. The week saw a credit of section socials and debits in study group hours?or is it the other way around? Helpless Karl “Social Chair” Holmes was seen plotting an MI-6 operation to rescue the section from… Continue reading I Takes on Debits and Credits!
Deconstructing WeGoFor those of you not familiar with WeGo (first-years especially), this is a service that allows the student community to advertise items they are selling or seeking. Those who do not want to receive advertisements can opt out. How can students utilize WeGo? The common themes are set up around Buy & Sell, Polls,… Continue reading What's Hot This Week-Welcome Back WeGo!
Dear Auntie Sam,During Foundations, I said not a word in class. First I was shy, then I decided what I had to say lacked the necessary gravitas, and then I wondered whether I should even bother because we were all being graded pass/fail anyway. The result was that I spoke not at all. A couple… Continue reading Auntie Sam:
Dear Auntie Sam,Long before I thought of applying to HBS, I heard from my brother, a member of the Class of 1999, of The Secret Society. He told me The Society was an elite, distinguished group of individuals with shared common interests that extended beyond merely their existence at HBS. This Society was akin to… Continue reading Auntie Sam:
Dear Auntie Sam, Enough with the talk of soul mates already! And I thought that self-love was an HBS application requirement. Can we focus on something really serious this week please? When is a bank not a bank? When it is called the job bank. It seems that this bank is not insured by the… Continue reading Auntie Sam:
Auntie Sam: Where is Mr. Right? Dear Auntie Sam,Last summer, I broke up with my boyfriend of two years. It was very tough, but I wasn’t overly concerned. I had been told by many friends that I would meet The One at HBS. I was informed that there were countless eligible, good looking, and fun… Continue reading Auntie Sam:
Dear Auntie Sam, It has been a great summer indeed. My girlfriend and I got engaged. I’ve come away from my summer job Flipping Burgers with an offer to go back so I’m feeling like a Master of the Universe in Waiting. And I went on a fantastic Vacation to the Moon with Dennis Tito.… Continue reading Auntie Sam Tackles Demanding Out of Town Fianc‚s
Dear Auntie Sam, As the end of my two year hard graft here at HBS is coming to an end, I’ve been getting increasingly concerned about leaving. I’m not particularly upset about having to go back to work for the Big Consulting Firm I thought I had left behind when I got in here-hey, it’s… Continue reading Auntie Sam
Dear Auntie Sam, Since Cast Out of the Spotlight decided to single out the outstanding performers of the HBS Show and made a Major Faux Pas in confusing Aman for Imran, I consider it my God Given Duty to correct him. Some people decide their god given duty is to Serve Their Country-I believe mine… Continue reading Auntie Sam, In Support of Imran (not Aman)
Dear Auntie Sam, I was rejected. I was told that the HBS Show auditions were going to be as Equitable, as Touchy-Feely, and as much about Airtime as all of my classes have been during this first year. Instead, I showed up and found I was being Auditioned As Part of a Group and was… Continue reading Auntie Sam, Whither the HBS Show?
Dear Auntie Sam- I’ve been a mess for the past couple weeks. I came to HBS from Germany, at about the same time a woman named Julia from my group of friends there also moved to Boston. Both of us coincidentally committed to return to Europe for a ski trip to Zermatt with our old… Continue reading Auntie Sam, Why Are Women So Complicated?
Dear Auntie Sam, I’m concerned about recent urges I’ve been having. I dismissed them at first, but they keep coming back stronger and I am beginning to get worried. On the surface all seems fine-I’m fairly happy, doing OK in class, and have a nice group of friends. But something’s missing. I’ve never admitted this… Continue reading Auntie Sam
Dear Auntie Sam, I think most results are in by now. All of the people I know have at least one job offer and plenty of my overachieving friends have several. I, meanwhile, decided to focus on finding a job in journalism and applied to all of three magazines I considered worthwhile. I thought it… Continue reading Auntie Sam on the Job Hunt
Dear Auntie Sam, Sabrina (+ boyfriend, for those of you who got hopeful as did I) & friends are going to Angola for Spring Break. Jennifer & friends are off to ski in Verbier, and Ashley will be in Anguila. The fact that I was invited on all these trips should be an adequate sign… Continue reading Spring Break Advice from Auntie Sam
Dear Auntie Sam, When everyone in my class was going crazy sending out letters and resumes in December, I decided to pursue an Independent Job Search. I thought that sounded pretty cool at the time and so clearly, did the people I said that to. Now that it’s February and all the December cover letter… Continue reading Auntie Sam
Dear Auntie Sam, Today I was talking to a boy friend of mine completely traumatized that Renata Dionello just got engaged. I think he actually thought he stood a chance. What is it with the “H Bomb” and HBS guys? Don’t they realize that the H Bomb only works with non-HBS women? Anyway, what’s with… Continue reading Auntie Sam