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Introducing: The HBS Green Corps

How many times have you wondered if you should recycle a plastic container, which you subsequently threw in the trash because you just weren’t sure? If you answered in the affirmative, keep reading.you just might learn something from your HBS green corps. Cue Bond theme music; enter six non-descript individuals-channeling their inner super hero-armed with…

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HBS Start-Up Profile: Job Hunting in a Crisis

The Dow Jones may be recovering from its record lows of last year but the same is certainly not true of the job market. Companies are still reeling from the recession and uncertain about their hiring plans. Many companies are postponing hiring until needs become more proven, and most students are rightfully preparing for an…

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Class Participation

“It is very difficult to find the number of years of its lifetime that a chicken can actually lay eggs. I googled it and guess what, Google does not know the answer either, so how can we be expected to?” -Sectionmate’s comment made during the Optical Distortion MKT case. Often the scariest part of the…

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Where in the World did you Spend your Summer–Mia Saini (OC)

Reporting LIVE from New York City. Mia Saini used to work for an investment bank before coming to HBS with aspirations to become a business journalist. The Harbus turned the tables to ask her some questions about her summer experience. HARBUS: What did you do this summer? Mia Saini (MS): I did two things this…

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Where in the World did you Spend your Summer–Aland Failde (OH)

HARBUS: So where did you work this summer and what position? Aland Failde (AF): I worked in Brand Management at Activision… On the Guitar Hero team. HARBUS: How did you make the decision to work for Activision? AF: Well, you see. The amount of money I’ve invested in video games over the years is only…

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Where in the World did you Spend your Summer–Matthew Salzberg (OB)

Many companies start by chance and mine was no exception. This summer, I co-founded a mobile phone-based software company that serves retail businesses. As with any start-up, there are a number of obstacles ahead of us, but-knock on wood-we are on track to launch with a few local businesses this fall. I came to HBS…

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DO GRADES MATTER AT HBS?

Last September, 908 RC students found their seats in Burden Auditorium and for the first time gathered as the Class of 2010. “I remember that [at the Welcome Reception] we were told to look to our left, and then to our right, and to congratulate each other because we would all be graduating from HBS,”…

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Section Rundown – SECTION F

The Section F experience has meant different things to different people. F has offered friendship, financial guidance, and fodder for hilarious skydecks and loving impressions. We are bonded by thoughts of wanting more money, rather than less; crazy late night emails; a strong desire to chant the names of our compatriots; colorful outfit wars; beer…

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Class Day 2009 Faculty Award Winners

The entire faculty at HBS is truly exceptional but each graduating class only gets to recognize two outstanding professors for the RC year and two for the EC year. The Class Day Committee is pleased to announce that the 2009 Faculty Award Winners are: -Joseph Lassiter RC Professor of The Entrepreneurial Manager-Jan Rivkin RC Professor…

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FIT IN TEST

Have you ever wondered why some people are less socially active than others? This test is designed to help you to get some additional insight. Instructions Give yourself at least 1 point for each positive answer. -You did not go to college in the US?-You did not work in consulting/banking/PE prior to business school?-You secretly…

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Less is More

RC Sections competed in a weeklong double-sided printing competition in early March, just after MBA IT Support Services upgraded all Spangler, Aldrich, and Baker printers to enable double-siding. The competition was organized by Green Living Rep Evelyne White (NJ) and the Green Living Section Reps. Section C prevailed in the competition, with their case write-ups…

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Final Thoughts from the Editor

Before anything else, I have a confession to make: I never read nor wrote for the Harbus during my RC year. Knowing this little fact, you can imagine how conflicted I was when I left Cotting House (the former office of the Harbus) late one night about a year ago. I had just been elected…

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Finish HBS or Launch a Business?

Given HBS’s strong culture of entrepreneurship and the current market environment, many first-year students are facing the decision around leaving to launch a business. Below are thoughts and reflections from two recent HBS students who left after their RC year to launch consumer-internet startups. Jeremy Stoppelman (HBS ’05), CEO/Co-Founder of Yelp replica watches What did…

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Humble Business School

Each year, a fresh pack of bright-eyed RCs charge onto campus, overjoyed at the thought of a forthcoming Harvard degree. After 2-4 years of experience, reasonably good GMAT scores, and an anecdote-laden application essays about how a chance encounter with a Bolivian rug merchant changed his outlook on life, our prototypical HBS admit is anxious….

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Valentines Classifieds

To: a_viking Twilight is coming; soon we won’t be able to see each other anymore. The gloaming is fading from uncertain red, to bruised purple, to black. From a_pirate To: FLi Love is sweet. Love is precious. Love is forever. Love needs courage. You have to truly believe in love in order to make it!…

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HBS Couple Profiles – Abigail Wattley & Kevin Kingman

Harbus: Tell us about how you met.Abigail: Well we don’t exactly know the first time we met.Kevin: We met at Williams during our freshman year. We were living in the same dorm and during our first week at school we met during orientation activities, although it obviously wasn’t a very memorable moment.Abigail: Then we went…

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HBS Couple Profiles – Hanli Mangun & Jisun Park

Harbus: Tell us about how you met.Jisun: In the third grade in the Philippines, we went to the same elementary school. Actually, we have done all our schooling together, including college and grad school!Hanli: We actually went to prom together in high school, but we started seriously dating in college (University of Pennsylvania), and we…

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HBS Couple Profiles – Anna Park & Dan Moon

Harbus: How did you meet?Dan: I first met Anna at her family’s house in Georgia when she was a high school senior. Her brother Steve was my fraternity pledge brother at MIT and I dropped by his house during my freshman spring break acappella tour. He introduced me to Anna who pretty much ran away…

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HBS Couple Profiles – Ian & Kelsey Calhoun

Harbus: Tell us about how you met.Kelsey: We met in chemistry class in sophomore year of High School. We were actually assigned to be lab partners for the whole year because our teacher thought we could learn a lot from each other. We had very different learning styles (I always did my homework, raised my…

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The HBS Administration’s Flag Policy

Dean Badaracco defends the administration’s current policy to only allow the raising of flags recognized by the International Olympic Committee. Among the great advantages of a Harvard MBA is the opportunity to be a part of a diverse community that reflects a wide array of beliefs, backgrounds, and experiences. While this can prove challenging at…

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Year End Tragedies-The Date Rape Drug Incident

After a party at a prominent night club in downtown Boston, a Harvard Business School student was brought to a local hospital where she discovered a high amount of gamma-Hydroxybutyric acid in her blood. Commonly referred to as GHB, the substance is a known date rape drug. The female student politely declined to be interviewed,…

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Undercover at HBS

My friend Teeba was always a force to be reckoned with, ever since our undergraduate days. We clicked. And she quickly became one of the closest people to me. I always knew she’d go places in her life, and I was right. She is now a semester away from attaining her MBA from Harvard Business…

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The Silent Struggle to Maintain Appearances

Earlier in the semester, a sectionmate and I were reflecting on a particularly confusing RC case study. After class ended, my sectionmate said, “I still don’t understand how we came up with that answer.” Neither did I, and I was relieved to know that I wasn’t the only one who was confused. Everyone else in…

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Spotlight: Interview With an HBS Couple

Harbus: Tell us about how you met.Jack: We were both working for McKinsey, I was based in the Houston office, although rarely there.Claudia: I was working in Rio and he was in Houston for a particular project. I met Jack at a McKinsey Happy Hour during the beginning of my Houston project. We began dating…

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HBS Rugby Get First Tour Victory in Canada Against McGill

Harvard made the long journey up to Montreal to play their annual fixture against the McGill University MBAs last weekend. Having narrowly lost to McGill in the previous year, Harvard was keen to make amends this time around. The situation was complicated by the conflict between the infamous Priscilla Ball on Friday and the 2:00PM…

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Long on Talk, Short on Solutions

There is a new RC course this year called Learning at HBS. The course fosters class discussion about section norms and has even flirted with developing students’ awareness of diversity-related issues. While many RC students see value in the course, many are also frustrated with the lack of concrete solutions developed in the classroom. RC…

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Priscilla Ball Frenzy

As the traditional dress-up party of the year is approaching, students are talking about the tickets, preparation and costumes. Although Priscilla Ball takes up quite some time, one thing is certain, it does bring a lot of excitement to campus. This article shares perspectives on the preparation for the Priscilla Ball. “It’s five minutes to…

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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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Confessions of an L&V Rep

Looking back over the past year, I am not sure why I opted to be the Leadership and Values (L&V) rep for Section H. I knew it wouldn’t be easy and probably not very popular either. But in the true spirit of “what doesn’t kill you makes you stronger,” I wrote my position paper and…

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