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

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RC Summer Recruiting

As our RC class returns from Spring Break, somehow more exhausted than when we left, it is time for about half of us to get back at the job search. Don’t worry – good things will happen if you put in genuine effort. “Me, not worry? But I had 5 interviews and not a single…

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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…

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HBS Takes First Place in Energy Finance Challenge Case Competition

A team of second-year HBS students claimed victory at the National Energy Finance Challenge at the McCombs School at the University of Texas at Austin. On Friday, October 3, five HBS students competed against 14 other schools in the annual National Energy Finance Challenge case competition at the McCombs School of Business at the University…

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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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2+2 Program: Have They Really Thought This Through?

Letter to the Editor Dear Harbus I’ve got a better name for the administration’s 2+2 program. Give Kellogg’s a call and see if you can use ‘Special K’. Allow me to explain. Current HBS students have no problem with you letting in 100 kids with no experience but please keep them away from us and…

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EC Summer Internship Experience – McKinsey & Company

A friend encouraged me to submit this story. The quick context is that I was working at McKinsey this summer on a credit card study. As part of this study, I conducted field interviews. The quoted text below is an email I sent to my team after my very first interview. “When people ask me…

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Brain Teasers Are Least-Favorite Interview Type

Hell Week has come and gone for ECs as RCs start thinking about a time not too far into the future when they’ll have to face rapid fire of interviewers eager to evaluate, rank, analyze, and grade. Interviews can be painful at times, as we’re sure many ECs can attest. Ever felt like there was…

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The Science Of Spring Break Calories

Everyone knows that Spring Break is bad for your health – many will drink and/or smoke too much, most will not do any serious exercise. This is all before we start to consider some of the more nefarious nocturnal activities that reputedly go on during this American tradition. This article attempts to get to the…

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Killefer Tells HBS Students how to Hobnob with the Brass

The best way to build relationships with senior executives is to start at the bottom, according to McKinsey Senior Director Nancy Killefer. Killefer, who heads McKinsey’s Consumer and Retail practice, spoke to students, on February 24, about developing high level business relationships. “Everyone wants to rush into the CEO’s office,” said Killefer. “That’s not the…

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News In Brief:

Error Results in Seating Card that Reads “Iqbal ‘Iqbal’ Iqbal” (Aldrich 509) RC student Iqbal Iqbal has only himself to blame for his seating card that reads “Iqbal ‘Iqbal’ Iqbal.” “I guess I didn’t fully understand what the school was asking for when it wanted to know my ‘Preferred Nickname,’” lamented Iqbal. “I just thought…

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Simple Pleasures

CEOs flying half the way around the globe to make your breakfast date, jumping out of bed at 7am each morning to discuss accounting, chatting with a brain surgeon about the virtues of the Beetle – having become accustomed to the ‘normalities’ of HBS, Emma Wilkinson (NH), takes a look at the less celebrated pleasures…

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They Said What

Barry Gittleman (OH) [During CCMO: Incentives class on General Dynamics downsizing in 1991 under CEO William Anders]: “As someone who has been more than 800 feet underwater on multiple submarines built by General Dynamics, I have a huge problem with the CEO getting paid millions while laying off 17,000 employees, and some employees protesting outside…

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Second Year Student Detained in Case of "Mistaken Identity"

Over Martin Luther King Jr. weekend, on Saturday January 18th, while attending a McKinsey Consulting Business conference in Dallas, Texas, Matt Turner (OC), Section President and a Captain in the U.S. Air Force Reserves was detained and questioned for over an hour by local police; in a confusing, bewildering, and humiliating course of events, Turner,…

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Q&A with Sarah Perry

Recently, I had the opportunity to chat with my Social Enterprise Alumni Mentor, Sarah Perry (MBA 1995), about her career in the social enterprise sector. Sarah comes from a consulting background and is currently the director of a consulting organization that provides pro-bono consulting services to non-profits in the Boston area. Here are her thoughts:…

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Social Enterprise Mentor Profile Series

Daniel Ennis (MBA ’98) is having his cake and eating it too. His message to Harvard MBA’s: you can too. Assuredly, Ennis has a background that’s among the most competitive HBS offers. He graduated Phi Beta Kappa from Boston College with a BA in Political Science and was the Valedictorian for the College of Arts…

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They Said What

This issue, we turn our attention to Assistant Professor Huw Pill in the Business, Government, and the International Economy Department. Thanks to all those who submitted quotes from their classes this week. Submissions can be submitted from anyone and everyone by email to [email protected] Assistant Professor Huw Pill (BGIE):“I’m not doing the case study thing…

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Case Rip Cord Goes Shopping

The beginning of each EC term brings with it a period when students can attend as many classes as they like in order to see what they want to take, knowing full well they’re all shooting for the same three classes anyway. If you, the reader, weigh the pros and cons of Class Shopping, you…

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Healthcare Summer Internships at HBS

Healthcare in the United States is a trillion-dollar business. Its vast complexity and breadth of scope has fascinated many business leaders, entrepreneurs and investors. Over 15% of students at HBS have some type of work experience in healthcare, including biotechnology, health services, medical devices and pharmaceuticals. Another significant number of students have had exposure to…

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Mercer Says Goodbye To Summer Internships

Thinking of a summer internship at prestigious consulting firm Mercer Management Consulting? Think again. Mercer, so far alone among top consultancies, has decided not to hire any interns for the summer of 2001. As Mercer Management Consulting continues to defend its decision to abandon recruiting for summer consulting interns, no other consulting firms have stepped…

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