Last Friday I sat down for an interview with Tracey McVicar, Managing Director of CAI Capital Management, a Canadian private equity firm with a North American investment mandate and offices in Vancouver, Toronto, Montreal and New York. I have known Tracey for over seven years, first as a mentor and later as a friend and… Continue reading Tracey McVicar – Managing Director CAI Capital Management
JESSICA RABLName: Jessica RablSA title: Co-Chief Development Officer (with Katina)What’s the role: This is a new role on the SA Executive Team starting this year. My main goal is to build relationships with corporate sponsors so that the SA can have more awesome/more affordable events. I hope to get as much EC/RC input as possible… Continue reading HBS SA -Weekly
Career Field Prior to HBS:Consultant at Novantas, a consultancy in New York focused on marketing and strategy in the financial services sector. Position in Grey: Summer Intern /Strategic Planning Why did you choose an internship with Grey?I had long debated the idea of working in advertising – hoping it would be a field where I… Continue reading Career Profiles – Dana Hopp Peritz
Career Field Prior to HBS: Auditor at Pricewaterhousecoopers Position in JP Morgan: Investment Banking Associate, Technology, Media & Telecom Group Why did you choose an internship with J.P. Morgan?Initially, I was very broad in my summer internship search.ÿ I spoke with consulting firms, other banks, and different divisions within J.P. Morgan.ÿÿ In addition to its… Continue reading Career Profiles – Courtney Zeph
Career Field Prior to HBS:Engineering & Operations Management, Celanese CorporationCommodity and Specialized Chemicals Manufacturer Position at BCG: Summer Intern Why did you choose an internship at BCG?Prior to HBS, I had spent my career working in a large chemical plant in Houston, Texas, where I gained experience in operations and general management.ÿ My goal in… Continue reading Career Profiles – John Knapp
If the sudden flurry of Facebook photo uploads is any indication, the HBS community enjoyed its first “J-Term” and left its footprints around the globe. January Term, which officially ran from January 4-22, was born in response to the new University-wide calendar implemented this school year. The coordinated calendar puts all of Harvard’s 13 schools… Continue reading Reflections from my J-Term
On a crisp autumn night with the moon suspended in a perfect sphere overhead, we made our way to Boston Tea Stop for bubble tea and mochi ice cream. In high spirits after taking in the latest culture show, we decided that some dessert would be the perfect icing to a jubilant evening. Bubble tea… Continue reading Boston Tea Stop: Mochi Ice Cream & Bubble Tea 101
On Thursday, November 12, former New York Governor Eliot Spitzer appeared as a guest of Harvard’s Edmond J. Safra Foundation Center for Ethics. While his presence may seem ironic given Mr. Spitzer’s infamous resignation after his involvement in a prostitution ring was exposed in 2008, this speaking engagement was not focused on ethics in politics… Continue reading Eliot Spitzer Comes to Town
Yes, there is a difference – a difference that I didn’t realize until I left my cushy life on Wall Street and became a graduate student. I am not cheap, but as a graduate student I learned to become frugal so I can use the incremental value I gain to do other things. I asked… Continue reading Cheap versus Frugal?
This article is about why you-and just about everyone-should stay in the Northeast after graduating from HBS. From the investment bank to the consulting firm to the mutual fund, Boston invents it, New York builds it, and Washington regulates it. For nearly anything in business, you can’t pick a better place than the Northeast. You… Continue reading Regional Profiles – The Northeast – Stay a While
New York City, you are the land of plenty: plenty of nicknames (Big Apple, City that Never Sleeps), diversity in boroughs, melting pot of cultures and stimulation a-plenty. It is impossible to define life in New York City, but suffice it to say- it can be whatever you want. Whether you’re a chameleon in search… Continue reading Regional Profiles – Northeast – New York City – Everything you Want and Much More Than you Need
Home of the Dallas Cowboys, Big Oil, and the Bushes, the state of Texas may be the perfect example of the distinction between famous and popular. An immense level of pride emanates from our friends and colleagues from The Lone Star State. However, from the ski slopes of Colorado, to the train stations of Europe,… Continue reading Regional Profiles – South – Texas – A Whole Other Country
As I reflect back upon my summer, I’d like to pass along (especially to RCs or others interested in media, entertainment, or sports) some of the things I learned along the way. The internship search can definitely be a time-intensive process. I’ll admit that my search was a little on the unconventional side. Not sure… Continue reading Summer Stories-Class of 2009
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… Continue reading A "Student Entrepreneur" Experience at HBS
Recruiting Partner Date On/Off Audience Wachovia 19-Nov On-Campus RCWellington Management Company 19-Nov On-Campus RCEndeavor 19-Nov On-Campus EC/RCKatzenbach Partners 19-Nov On-Campus RCJCrew 19-Nov On-Campus EC/RCNovartis Pharmaceuticals 19-Nov On-Campus RCFSG – Social Impact Advsors 19-Nov On-Campus RCCiti 19-Nov Off-Campus RCGoldman, Sachs & Co 19-Nov Off-Campus RCMcKinsey & Company 20-Nov Off-Campus RCEli Lilly and Company 26-Nov On-Campus RCCelgene… Continue reading On-Campus This Week
Developing a regional growth strategy, managing a finance fund, and identifying sources of earned income are all typical responsibilities for HBS graduates. What is atypical is to perform these tasks on top of working hand-in-hand with CEOs, COOs, and CFOs of some of the largest and most successful organizations in the world just six months… Continue reading What Ten HBS Grads Are Doing to "Make A Difference in the World"
Apparently climbing Mount Kilimanjaro wasn’t challenging enough. This Summer Maksim Kalashnikov (OG) and Devin Mattson, brother of an RC Blair Mattson (NC), are riding their bicycles coast to coast from New York to San Francisco. Calling their trip “Bike Coast to Coast” (//bikecoasttocoast.org/), Maksim and Devin will be joined by two of Devin’s friends for… Continue reading Cross-Country Bike Ride to Support Cancer Patients
1. You raise your hand before speaking at dinner parties.2. You use the phrase ‘building on that’ when on the phone to your mother.3. You think that staying up until 3am to run the numbers for a case on financial engineering that you probably won’t even make a comment on is a good use of… Continue reading 50 signs you need to get away from HBS more
Although Los Angeles is the capital of the entertainment industry, New York will forever be the center of the universe. The cultural environments of Los Angeles and New York are polar opposites. Many HBS students have their hearts set for the excitement and buzz of New York and can barely fathom a life in Los… Continue reading Entering the Media Business in New York City
Having lived in Manhattan for almost seven years (four of which I spent at NYU), I often refer to this racy city as my second home. Since many of you will be spending the summer or even a few years there, I thought I would give you a taste of what it is like to… Continue reading Moving to New York?
HBS Back to the BeginningWith the first events celebrating the School’s centenary in 2008 already under way, we devote this month’s column to discovering and researching the School’s past. A CENTENNIAL MOMENT1927: HBS Dedicates New Campus“It may be argued that this novel science of business is, like the moving picture, in its infancy.” (The Harvard… Continue reading This Month from Baker Library
“Social entrepreneur” is a much bandied about term that few seem to be able to define. On Sunday, March 4th, the Social Enterprise Conference will bring together 1,000 students and practitioners to explore this increasingly expansive field. One thing that social entrepreneurs have in common, whether working in small nonprofits or large global corporations, in… Continue reading Gearing Up for the 2007 Social Enterprise Conference
What brought Khary Barnes (NI) to Harvard Business School? Born and raised in Queens, New York, Barnes was chosen to be part of a program called A Better Chance at 14 years old. The program gave the first-generation Caribbean-American the opportunity for a better education, but this meant leaving the sights and sounds of New… Continue reading Student Profile – Khary Barnes (NI)
Walking into the Williams room last Tuesday evening, one could have mistaken the otherwise formal reception area for a New York gallery opening. Creative energy and artistic enthusiasm was in the air as students wandered through the space commenting on different works of art on display. The transformation of the space was executed by The… Continue reading An Art Adventure Like No Other.
“Would you rather build a Ferrari or a Fiat?” Star Chef Mario Batali doesn’t build cars, but even when he explains his passion for excellence in fine cuisine, his choice of a metaphor demonstrates his love for anything Italian. One of the most renowned chefs in America, Batali spends his time juggling between running his… Continue reading A Delicious Conversation with Star Chef Mario Batali
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… Continue reading The Grand Finale: Newport Ball 2006
It was a strange sight. A largely male audience, alert and listening intently to someone talking about jewelery was truly a situation that defies logic. Yet here they were last Wednesday afternoon, grilling jeweler Fred Feldmesser with questions ranging from how one can tell if a diamond merchant is trustworthy to tips on the best… Continue reading Buying Your First Diamond
With RC Hell Week upon us, New York City might be a popular destination this week. So, I thought I should alert everyone to a hot, new NYC restaurant to help ease some of the interviewing pain. If you’re headed to the Big Apple, it’s a relatively painless commute from Boston-approximately four hours on a… Continue reading Eating Out: Morimoto NYC
Unlike some of my classmates who visited warmer and sunnier places during the winter break, I spent this past holiday season slipping on sleet and black ice on the streets of Moscow. Despite its cold weather and less-than-friendly image portrayed by our media, the city exudes abundant warmth and charm on anyone who cares to… Continue reading To Russia with Love
I usually follow a similar path when I wander through the HBS campus. Now that there finally seems to be some semblance of a routine to our days, it is likely that you will be more aware of some of the works of art that you frequently pass by. On a recent trip to the… Continue reading Whitfield Lovell's "Strive"