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Fathoming the Career Crisis

An opinion piece on the budding effects of the ongoing financial and economic crisis on HBS students’ career choices, and how these effects should be seen in a positive light. It was worded simply and spelled out succinctly: “There will be significantly more oversight, and return profiles will go down”. In describing the likely long-term…

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Upcoming Baker Library Services Research Information Sessions

Harvard offers a vast array of information resources online, on the Web and in print. However, sometimes it’s not clear how to find the information you need. These interactive sessions will head you in the right direction. Questions about these presentations? Please email infoservices@hbs.edu. Bloomberg – Getting Started (Representative from Bloomberg presenting)Wed. 9/10 3pm and…

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A "Student Entrepreneur" Experience at HBS

Soon after I got accepted to HBS, I left a job at Goldman Sachs with the intention to travel, write, and bask in idea-generation for a few months prior to moving to Boston. Instead, I became obsessed with one idea in particular and inadvertently started a business prior to starting business school. The two years…

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2008 Faculty Award Winners

The Class Day Committee is pleased to announce the 2008 Faculty Award Winners. Determined through a vote of the entire EC class, the Faculty Awards recipients are those professors who have most impacted student experiences at HBS. The criteria for the awards include a professor’s ability to inspire students, make difficult course material accessible, offer…

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The Agony of Choice

If you have just arrived at this hallowed establishment, bright-eyed and eager, you may be thinking the hard part is over – writing those essays, studying for the GMAT etc. But no, the toughest challenge lies ahead. But not yet, you will have to wait nearly a year. Then you too will experience the joys…

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Rants and Rehearsals

Some of you may be wondering why I haven’t been writing as much for the Harbus this semester as I did last year. Some of you may not have noticed or cared, and many of you are probably relieved (particularly the boys from the rugby team). However, I do feel that I have been neglecting…

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This is Green Week!

A survey of HBS students reveals that the majority find the Graduate Green Living Program to be effective, particularly in the areas of resource conservation and recycling. The program’s communication materials and initiatives have motivated many students to adopt energy, water and paper saving measures. They feel that they will continue to implement green measures…

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It's Never Been Better to Be an HBS Partner

With book clubs, sporting events, whale watching, donation drives and happy hours, it’s been a busy year for the HBS Partners’ Club. And with an enthusiastic RC class, things are sure to get even better in 08-09. Thanks to a top-notch leadership team and tons of participation, club co-presidents Leslie Gimbel and Rebecca Peet managed…

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Two Parables of the Wild Turkey

I Prefer Eternal Darkness to Light The other day the wild turkey wandered off its regular course near Burden and found itself in the back garden of Dean Light’s impressive house. Curious, the turkey snuck into Light’s dining room through a back window. Dean Light was at the dinner table with 5 HBS students. Undetected,…

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Building Your Learning Team Relationship

There is no magic formula for a happy Learning Team Relationship (LTR), but I have a few tips from RC and EC experiences: Pixxy-Trixabelle* (22, NA) is distraught. “My Learning Team just dumped me. I thought everything was going so well until last week! How can they leave me at a time like this?” Pixxy-Trixabelle…

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Alex Godden is Away

Due to the idiosyncrasies of the EC calendar, Alex Godden is not available to write for this issue of the Harbus. Rest assured that she shall return in the next issue, refreshed and rested after a week in her hometown of London, England where she is moonlighting as an undercover reporter investigating last weeks startling…

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The Agony of Choice

If you have just arrived at this hallowed establishment, bright-eyed and eager, you may be thinking the hard part is over – writing those essays, studying for the GMAT etc. But no, the toughest challenge lies ahead. But not yet, you will have to wait nearly a year. Then you too will experience the joys…

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Why EC's Are Worthless

Last week, I received an email from an EC requesting MY precious RC time to discuss my prior employer for THEIR benefit. I quickly responded saying I would be happy to discuss my prior employer over phone, coffee or lunch. I never heard back. That same day, I found out that I had an exciting…

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25 reasons I'll miss the RC year…

1. Knowing I don’t have to think about where to sit (far too much effort at 8.40am before the first coffee of the day).2. Hot TEM case protagonists (I guarantee I’m not the only girl to think this).3. Hilariously insane TEM case protagonists.4. Section in-jokes.5. Daily section love.6. Sitting next to the same people every…

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ECs need to fill Harbus Course Guide Poll by Monday, April 30th!

Grade disclosure has changed everything. Example: never has there been more RC interest in a Harbus publication than the upcoming EC Course Guide. If I could charge RCs for each copy, my section would certainly win the charity auction. So where do we stand? As of April 25, only 10% of ECs have filled out…

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The Romance Quotient at HBS

Love, at Harvard Business School, is hard to find, and harder to keep. To find enduring love is not to set your sights low but to make strategically crafted choices. Have you become myopically self-absorbed and romantically challenged since you joined HBS? Whilst you wait to increase your bargaining power with advent of Class of…

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A Day in the Life of an RC, A Day in the Life of an EC

“I read the news today, oh boy, about a lucky man who made the grade.”-The Beatles 7:00 AMRC: The alarm clock rings. A small desire to push snooze button is denied by the sheer will to study. Teeth brushed and flossed, cases neatly pressed. It’s go time. Look out, HBS! EC: As the drool pool…

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The Comprehensive Response to an HBS Cold Call

We saw Ms. Godden’s article “Winging It” a few weeks back and thought we would take an EC’s point of view on the perfect cold call response. Here it is. Professor: Alright, today’s case deals with a risky decision for our protagonist. So-(scans room, looks right at you despite attempt to avoid eye contact) You’re…

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Intramural Wire: NJ Takes Home Flag Football Crown

The J-Nation Squad defeats OF for intramural football championship title. It is a fact of HBS intramural life that RC sections do not win championships. They are almost always shunted aside by their own inexperience, overwhelmed by the gamesmanship of the ECs or undone by the sheer number of participants that unwary captains invite to…

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Professor Wheeler Offers ECs Tips for Negotiating Offers

The letter has arrived in the mail. You distinguish it immediately from the run-of-the-mill bills and bank statements which usually clutter the mailbox. It feels heavy, the envelope is of good quality, and everything about it screams professionalism. This is it. After months of tortuous interview practices and weeks of dragging yourself from interview to…

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You've Got Dinged!

Alejandro outlines his thoughts on why so many ECs are still without offers. The US Labor Department recently reported that the October unemployment rate fell to 4.4 percent. Fine and dandy, I thought to myself-I remain 100 percent unemployed. In the aftermath of hell week interviews, I am surely not the only EC trying to…

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AASU Welcome Reception

The Meredith Room at Spangler opened her towering doors to members of the African American Student Union (AASU) on Wednesday, September 6, for the organization’s Welcome Reception. The reception, serving dual purposes, welcomed students in the Class of 2008 while reuniting faculty, staff, alumni, and EC students of the AASU community. The resounding message from…

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Letter From The Dean

Though I have been at HBS for awhile, first as a student, then as a faculty member, and now as dean, I still feel a tremendous sense of anticipation and excitement when the School returns to its full level of activity each September. It’s a great time to be on campus. This year we greet…

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The Grand Finale: Newport Ball 2006

Rhode Island is neither a Rhode nor an Island, but it is host to what is arguably the most defining and enduring HBS tradition: The Newport Ball. For generations of grade non-disclosing HBS students, Newport Ball has served as the traditional end-of-year bash. Hosted at the spectacular OceanCliff Mansion, it is the culmination of a…

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March Madness Hits HBS

The regular season of the 2006 IM basketball season has drawn to a close and teams are gearing up to compete for the title of HBS Champion. The competition at Shad has been fierce as each RC and EC section offered up A and B league teams for eight games. This year’s playoffs will feature…

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Tutoring at Gardner Gives HBSers a Chance to Connect with Kids

Every Tuesday afternoon, a group of 30 HBS people (partners, ECs and RCs) trek over to Gardner Extended Services School in Allston for the opportunity to tutor and mentor a group of 1st-5th grade students. The Gardner School program services mostly lower-income students (80% meet the federal poverty guidelines to participate in the Free or…

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Grade Disclosure Debate Heats Up On Campus

By now, everyone on campus has heard about the debate surrounding the issue of grade disclosure. The change being considered by the Administration is to remove restrictions put in place that prevent students from disclosing grades and prevent recruiters from asking about grades. The proposed change would affect the class of 2008 and beyond. The…

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Last Remnants of Fall Fade From Campus

December has come yet in many places on and around campus the leaves have held fast to the trees – the ivy covering the walls of Spangler (shown here) is no exception. But the mild weather is sure to soon come to an end as is the end of the fall semester. Right around the…

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Dive In – Sugar & Spice

As an EC it is nice to get off campus. Without the pressure of 7:40 am study group, but with the pervasive thought of how to start paying back debt in less than a year, finding a fun but inexpensive place to eat can be a challenge. Last week we went in search of a…

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Off to the Races

Intramural football returned to HBS this past week, with RC and EC sections fielding teams for IM league competition. Here, Adey Delbridge (OJ) makes a break for the end zone in a match last Tuesday, September 20 versus Old Section A. ΓΏ

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