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HBS MBA Interview Prep: A Step-by-Step Walkthrough
Admissions Advice, International

HBS MBA Interview Prep: A Step-by-Step Walkthrough

Congratulations on receiving your HBS interview invitation! (Or, on being organized enough to start thinking about an interview anyway.) Staying organized and practicing will be critical to your success during this phase. Have no fear, The Harbus is here to help you best prepare and position yourself for this coveted interview. Since The Harbus is…

Features, HomePost

HBS Students Spill Their Secrets for a Successful Admissions Interview

If you were among the select few to receive an invitation to interview at Harvard Business School this afternoon, congratulations. Just think: only months ago you were sweating over GMAT prep books and “hounding your recommenders with the ruthless perseverance of Dog the Bounty Hunter,” as the Harbus‘ Editor-in-Chief Daniel Selikowitz likes to put it….


HBS Alum Discusses Transition from Finance to TV

Many aspire to work in creative industries, few muster the courage to do so. Lily-Hayes Kaufman (HBS ’09) did just that. A finance professional before HBS, Kaufman now works on the NBC TV show SMASH. She spoke with The Harbus about her post-MBA transition into the world of film and television.cartier santos 100 replica What…


Alumni Interview: Alan Horn, Chairman of Walt Disney Studios

In the latest installment in our Alumni Interview Series, The Harbus spoke with Alan Horn ’72, who joined Walt Disney Studios as Chairman earlier this year. Horn previously served as President & COO of Warner Bros. Entertainment, where he worked on the eight-film Harry Potter series, Batman Begins, The Dark Knight, The Departed, Million Dollar…


Prof. Clay Christensen Reflects on Past and Future Endeavors

This year marks Professor Clay Christensen’s 20th anniversary as a member of the HBS faculty. In those 20 years, Professor Christensen has forged a formidable legacy. He founded the consulting firm Innosight, the hedge fund Rose Park, and has authored nine books. Christensen has also applied his research to many diverse fields through the Innosight…


Year In Review: A Conversation with Dean Nohria

Harbus: What was the highlight of your academic year? Dean Nohria: I am surprised and delighted by the amazing things that take place at Harvard Business School on any given day. But here are some highlights from this academic year: One highlight has to be the opening of the new classrooms in Batten Hall last fall….

On Campus

Cold Call with Jehan deFonseka (OB)

Cold calls.  Your professors love them. You fear them. Your ed rep crushes them. We think it’s about time that this HBS staple gets the rebranding it deserves. Each week, The Harbus will chat with a randomly-selected member of the student body. For this week’s special edition of the Cold Call, new Co-Editor-In-Chief Kate Lewis…


Understanding FiMSim with Professor Alan McCormack

The Harbus sat down with Professor Alan McCormack to answer your burning questions about the Financial Market Simulator (FiMSim). This conversation has been edited for length and clarity by the author. How did FiMSim become part of the FIELD curriculum? What was the development process like www.replicaforbest.co.uk? Professor Josh Coval has had FiMSim in his…

On Campus

Street Style at HBS

Tyra Banks may have been the most well-known, fashionable student to grace our campus in recent years; yet, every day many of her lesser-known classmates express their diverse fashion styles while strutting the runways of Spangler and Aldrich. Here are just a few of HBS’s own fashionistas. Lynn Yu, NG (pictured in See by Chloe…


Improving the State of Women in Business

Ilene Lang is the CEO and President of Catalyst, the leading research and advisory organization working to change workplaces and improve lives through advancing women into business leadership. Previously, Lang was the founding CEO of AltaVista Internet Software Inc.  She is a graduate of Radcliffe college and Harvard Business School. The below contains excerpts of…


Leading the St. Louis Cardinals

Editor’s note: As evidenced by the popularity of the Business of Sports Club and the intense competition surrounding the SA Cup, many HBS students are passionate about sports. Few HBS grads have had more recent success working in sports management than 1995 HBS graduate William DeWitt III. Not long after graduating from HBS, DeWitt joined…


An Interview with Richard Formato

While Richard Formato waited patiently in line with his children to see Santa at a local mall, he received some unexpected and life changing news. He was accepted to the Harvard Business School Executive Education Program. He was shocked to learn he had been admitted, but when he started at HBS several months later, he…


Alumni Interviews: Pete Lyon (HBS ’95), Partner at Goldman Sachs

In this inaugural article in the Alumni Interview Series //www.replicaforbest.co.uk/replica-breitling-watches-sale-for-uk.html, The Harbus sat down with Pete Lyon (HBS ’95) to discuss his time at Harvard Business School and his career in investment banking. Today, Pete is a Partner at Goldman Sachs where he leads client coverage strategy in the Executive Office for the Investment Banking…


(Business) Design: Fad or Fact?

Currently a Professor at Case Western University’s Weatherhead School of Management, Richard Buchanan is one of the world’s leading design theorists replica watches. Former head of Carnegie Mellon University’s School of Design, Buchanan joined Weatherhead’s faculty in 2008. He is also co-editor of Design Issues, a premier design journal published by MIT Press. Buchanan defines…


Disrupting Innovation: Going Beyond the Buzz-Word of the Day

Why does design theory matter, what we can learn from it, and how we can practice it? I had the opportunity to speak to Tom Hulme (HBS ‘07), Design Director at IDEO London, on the topic of design and its integration with business //www.replicaforbest.co.uk/replica-breitling-watches-sale-for-uk.html, which enabled me to conclude that the concept of innovation is…


Prioritizing the Public Stakeholder

“Just as firms innovate in technology and innovate in business model, I think the great firms of the next five to ten years are also going to be innovating around governance regimes and around how they think about the role they play in our society.” – Professor Rebecca Henderson Climate change presents the world with…


Financial Evolution

In September 2008, the financial world was brought to the brink.  Three years later, we still are left with the question: what happens next replica watches? On September 19, CEO Brady Dougan came to HBS to help answer that very question, as well as variety of other topics brought up in an open-forum environment by…

Entrepreneurship, Features

Venture Corner: Take the Interview

Take the Interview offers a cloud-based video interviewing Software as a Service (SaaS) solution for employers and candidates. We are a filter between the resume review and the in-person interview and facilitate asynchronous (not-live), under-5-minute video interviews that employers can review anytime, anywhere. We deliver an efficient solution to screen and select the right candidate…


Fred Wilson and Entrepreneurship

If you’ve ever wondered what Twitter, Zynga, Foursquare, and Tumblr all have in common besides being massively successful consumer internet companies, look no further than Union Square Ventures. USV put early money in all four companies and is considered one of the top funds on either coast.  I sat down with their co-founder and partner,…


Interview With Cathy Benko, Chief Talent Officer of Deloitte

Cathy Benko (MBA 1989) was appointed in 2007 to the newly created position of chief talent officer for Deloitte LLP. Her charge: Create a signature Deloitte Talent Experience and cultivate the firm’s leading position in the talent marketplace. The results are striking. Today, Deloitte is cited by BusinessWeek as the “Best Place to Launch a…


Hamilton (“Tony”) E. James, President and Chief Operating Officer, The Blackstone Group

Following our last article published in 2010 featuring an interview with BlackRock’s president, Robert Kapito (HBS’83), we kick off this year’s column with an excerpt from a conversation with Tony James (HBS’75), president and COO of the New York-based buyout empire The Blackstone Group (“Blackstone”). Mr. James also serves as a member of Blackstone’s board…



If you’re like me, you dread the part of an interview when you get asked, “Any questions for me?” Save the “What’s your firm’s culture like” or “How has the recession affected business?” for the person who is not going to get the offer. Instead, ask a targeted question. Spark the attention of the partner…


Kwama Sutra

Sectionmate Brian San’s bluntness is always appreciated. “Now is not the time to get fat,” he said on the second floor of Spangler. The comment came while I was finishing off my second cupcake. “It’s getting warm outside and you know what that means.” Sadly, I did know what the warm weather brought – the…


Career Profiles – Sean Murray

Career Field Prior to HBS:Design Engineer and R&D Project Manager at Stryker Corporation(Medical Device Maker)ÿ Position in McKinsey:Summer Associate Why did you choose an internship with McKinsey?I initially investigated McKinsey after being impressed by my section mates who had worked there.ÿWhile researching companies, I also found McKinsey has a long history of developing leaders for…


From One Class to Another

With Hell Week still fresh on your mind and interview season now in full swing, we at The Harbus know you’ve got many big decisions ahead of you and wish to provide some firsthand insight from those who came before you. Whether you’re hoping to try your hand at consulting or want to help alleviate…


Hell Week-Smiles, Shuttle Buses and Seven Cubed

If HBS could not succeed in getting ECs jobs last month, it can at least take credit for slowing the spread of H1N1 in Cambridge with its “Greet with a smile, not a handshake” policy. No matter how they were greeted, though, 145 companies came to HBS to add new talent to their ranks during…


Demystifying the Case-Study Interview

I have to be honest: the case interview was one of the scariest things I’ve ever done. I was a nontraditional student trying to go into one of the most traditional careers out of business school, and I wasn’t quite sure I could do it. So I threw myself into preparation without thinking through the…

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