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The Beauty Premium

Ever wonder why Shad gets so crowded in the evenings, or why you can always find runners and bikers circling the Charles? Is it to relieve stress, perhaps attract a future partner, or rather; is it to land that dream job? Like it or not, it seems that when it comes to landing the dream…

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The Seven Deadly Fears

As the recruiting season has shifted into high gear, I have at times felt gripped by paralysis when thinking about my career. Somehow I can read cases, work on projects, and sift through hundreds of emails, but my brain tries to shut down every time I attempt to research industries or brainstorm about my future….

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News in Brief:

Resume Deadline Pushed Earlier With the economy recovering and a wave of recruiters eager to come to campus, Career Services asked all EC students to submit their full-time job search resumes on their second day back to campus. In addition, all RC students will be required to submit their full-time job search resumes sometime next…

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Merrick Remains Bullish on the Job Market

It is the middle of Hell Week, and Matt Merrick is cautious but pleased.Although it is “still very early” in the recruiting season, all indicators are up. The number of companies recruiting on campus rose by 20 percent over last year, while the number of first round interviews is up 35 percent. The punch line?…

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Fall 2003 Career Services Update With Matt Merrick

As the Fall company presentations kicked off last week, suit-clad students milled through the halls of Aldrich considering and re-considering their career options. With the economy not yet yielding clear signs of a job recovery, many students found themselves spending more time jump-starting their job searches than reading their cases, leading many to wonder how…

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WSJ Ranks HBS #8

In its third annual ranking of the top graduate business schools, the Wall Street Journal/Harris Interactive placed Harvard Business School at #8 based on the opinions of 2,191 M.B.A. recruiters who rated the schools and students on 26 attributes. While HBS received top marks for its faculty and for its academic excellence, specifically in areas…

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Editorial: Goodbye For the Summer

Dear Harbus Reader:We have 17 issues down, and this Editorial Staff of The Harbus News has 16 issues to go. First, the past seventeen issues – hopefully, in your mind as a reader, the paper has extended beyond the advent and reign of the incomparable and hilarious “That Guy”. This first semester for us at…

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Desk Dispatch

Nine months after business school and here we are – members of the Class of 2002 – living life post HBS. We sit at our first jobs out of business school (second jobs for some of us), trying not to contemplate the state of the world, but our chosen vocations and waiting to see what…

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Hell Week – An RC's Account

Contrary to published reports, the RC Dedicated Recruiting Period, otherwise known as “Hell Week,” has passed without one human casualty. I did receive confirmation on many a migraine headache and there were rumors of at least one broken finger, but, thankfully, no deaths. Strange then, that the cafeteria at Spangler resembled a well-dressed and immaculately-coiffed…

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Dean Addresses Job Market Concerns

Close to 150 students lined Spangler Auditorium on Monday, November 25 for an open forum with HBS Dean Kim Clark on Career Services issues. The forum was scheduled in response to mounting second-year student concern over job market prospects. Clark kicked off the meeting with opening remarks on difficult job market. While the dean admitted…

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Letter to the Editor

Dear Editor, As alumni of HBS and the Harbus editorial staff, we read the news about “cartoon-gate” with disappointment but not surprise. During our tenure from 1998-2000, the administration attempted to reign in the Harbus and its staff on several occasions when the paper crossed an imaginary line of critique, using very similar tactics. We…

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Viewpoints: "MoronGate"

I would like to share with you my admiration for someone who, in my mind, best exemplifies the values that are dear to our community. This person is Nick Will (OI), who recently resigned as Editor in Chief of the Harbus. HBS Community Standards remind us that we all should value “trust and mutual respect,…

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Seven Reasons Why The Administration Was Right

I don’t get it, I really don’t. I don’t see how the issue of Nick’s resignation can be so divisive. It seems to me that the whole issue about the “cartoon” boils down to seven salient points. 1. The term “incompetent morons” was not a “disembodied phrase.” It is on the page with all manner…

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Recruiter Perceptions

Over the past couple of weeks, it has come to the attention of the Student Association that several recruiters have been offended by students walking out of company presentations early. Clearly, how recruiters feel about HBS students is very important to all of us. The purpose of this article is to raise awareness about the…

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Career Services Implementing New Job Bank

Career Services has undertaken a major new initiative to replace the HBS Career Link with a new Job Bank. The Job Bank is only being rolled out to RCs this year, while ECs will continue to use the latest version of HBS Career Link. HBS Career Link and the Job Bank are on-line programs that…

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Career Teams : We need your help for next year!

Powerful innovations always start as a delicate experiment. In 1908, it was HBS. Today, we think it could be the Career Teams Program. Upon receiving the baton from founders Sasha Grinshpun and Peter Platzer, we would like to share with you our vision, our plans for next year, as well as how you can contribute…

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Transfer of Power

Newly-elected SA co-Presidents Annemarie Jensen (NJ) and Sal Khan (ND) presided over their first weekly SA Senate meeting on March 12, right before Spring Break, and wasted no time in getting up to speed on the status of campus issues. The new leadership team called on all of the Senate’s committees to report on their…

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SA/MBA Award Recognizes Four EC Students' Service

Congratulations to Chris Grosso (OH), Kevin Mohr (OI), Sasha Grinshpun (OH) and Peter Platzer (OJ) the most recent recipients of the SA MBA Award. The award serves to recognize students who excel in their efforts to improve or promote the extended HBS community, increase the morale and sense of community at HBS, and encourage other…

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Careers Boss tells SA Senate Don't Panic

Career Service Director Matt Merrick (HBS ’96) made his first appearance before the SA Senate last Wednesday, telling the student representatives that HBS students’ job-search prospects remain relatively strong despite the national recession. “We perceive [job listings] to be down, but we have not seen tangible evidence that we’re getting crushed,” Merrick said.Merrick said the…

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A Status Update for Mom

Dear Mom,It was fantastic to see you over the holidays. Thanks for taking that extra day off to wash all my HBS club t-shirts. As for all the stuff I left at the house, the cases marked “TOM” will make great kindling during those cold winter nights (as they are thicker and meatier than the…

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Career Services to Launch "Stimulus Package" to Aid Recruiting

With two weeks remaining until the beginning of RC on-campus recruiting (so-called “Hell Week”), many first-year students are gearing up for what is being billed as one of the toughest summer internship job markets in years. Over the past two weeks, RC students interested in internships with traditional HBS recruiters have been receiving electronic notification…

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SA Tallies Gains, Looks Ahead

Welcome back! We’d like to take a couple of minutes to give you an update on the Student Association (SA) and the initiatives and activities we have been working on this year. The SA agenda is set directly by students every Spring through the Student Issues Poll. While we’re best-known for sponsoring the TGIFs, social…

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Kester Answers Questions about Rescinded Offers

An article in the October 27 edition of The Economist contained detailed information about both last year’s and this year’s recruiting process. The magazine claimed that Dean Kim Clark banned two companies from recruiting on campus for two years as a result of the offer retractions. The Harbus contacted MBA Program Chair Carl Kester to…

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Working the HBS Network

Harvard Business School students commonly cite the extensive HBS Network as a primary motivator in their school selection. Indeed, MBA graduates report that, in retrospect, networking was the most important part of their job-search activity. Stacey Kessel, HBS Associate Director of MBA Career Services, points out that even those who found jobs via on-campus recruiting…

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Looking for an International Job? Recent HBS Initiatives Will Make it Easier

For the last two years, providing more resources and support for international job searches has been one of the top ten issues on the agenda of the Student Association. International job searches include any students looking for work outside the U.S. or any international students searching inside the U.S. Recent initiatives by both regional student…

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Interviews From Hell

by Ben Gordon (MBA ’00)It was 1:30 on a Friday afternoon in rainy New Haven, and I was excited.Not because the week was over, and not because of the weather, but because I was about to enter my very first full-time job interview. A prestigious Wall Street firm had called to invite me to interview…

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From Heaven to Hell, Halloween Masquerade Party

Some members of the January Cohort put on their own “unofficial” masquerade ball as a way to blow off steam from a week of interviews (or a lack thereof). Hell was in the basement featuring cases from first year Meg Whitman, Wingspan, and National Cranberry. The ground floor was Earth and exhibited contemporary “Day of…

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Kester Answers Questions About Rescinded Offers

An article in the October 27 edition of The Economist contained detailed information about both last year’s and this year’s recruiting process. The magazine claimed that Dean Kim Clark banned two companies from recruiting on campus for two years as a result of the offer retractions. The Harbus contacted MBA Program Chair Carl Kester to…

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