John Harvard’s. Grafton. The Kong. Gilbert Tang. These are all names that RCs became very familiar with during Orientation Week. As we enter our third week of classes, those times of team-building, “what did you do” and “where are you from” already seem long gone. So let us reminisce a bit about the good old… Continue reading And So It Begins
In this series of Letter to a Young RC, Alejandro shares his thoughts on the true meaning and purpose behind the section experience at HBS. Two Fridays ago you had the chance to meet your old section. Several of you told me it was a great way to break the ice. Indeed, I think that… Continue reading Letter to a Young RC – Section Love
An Interview with Terilyn Dumas (JD/MBA Student) Terilyn Dumas is a third-year student in the JD/MBA program. She entered Harvard Law School in the fall of 2004 after graduating from Howard University in Washington, DC, where she majored in International Business and Finance. A native of Macon, Georgia, Terilyn is one of very few students… Continue reading The Best of Both Worlds
RC Students,Orientation is over and you’re vaguely finding your way around campus. But the first week of classes isn’t exactly a cake walk. The Harbus staff knows from experience that Cambridge isn’t the easiest city for newcomers to navigate. So we want to help start your year off on a good note. In this special… Continue reading What's What – The Insider Guide for RCs
As summer starts to wind down and us RCs prepare to enter our first year at HBS, we all begin to wonder, What does this year hold in store for us? What is this transformational experience all about? Will people become competitive once they’re done being nice and friendly during orientation? And of course, the… Continue reading The RC Forecast for the Year
My grandmother hardly leaves the house nowadays. She cries over almost everything. She is anxious and worried all the time. In short, she’s depressed. For a long time I thought I was alone in suffering from depression. That is one of the symptoms in fact-to think that no one cares, that no one can possibly… Continue reading Letter to a Young RC
On April 27, less than 24 hours before the Fin 2 final, RC women headed to the green along with ECs to practice the game of golf. The 2nd Annual WSA Women’s Golf Workshop, sponsored by the HBS Women’s Student Association, was held at Stow Acres Country Club in Stow, MA, about 25 miles outside… Continue reading Women's Golf Outing
This year’s HBS Show was phenomenal. Admittedly, as a first year student, I do not have a frame of reference with regard to previous shows, but I can’t imagine a better performance. This was an extremely professional production, pooling the talents of 60+ HBS students over several months of effort. The talent ranged from writing,… Continue reading HBS SHOW:
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… Continue reading March Madness Hits HBS
“Summers, from allÿI could learn, was a breath of fresh air for the University.ÿ True, he rattled some sacrocant cages and may not have been the relatively-passive or quiescent leader in the mold of Rudenstein or Pusey, but on the other hand, he was willing to challenge centuries-old shibboleths about how the joint should be… Continue reading Thoughts on Summers' Resignation from Harbus Readers
RC: Noah BrodskyCompany: Four SeasonsWebsite: www.fourseasons.comIndustry: Hospitality: Food & LodgingPosition/Function: Restaurant ManagerLocations: Costa Rica and MauiResponsibilities: Managed the fine dining restaurants and bars So is it really as good as it sounds?Yes! The lifestyle is fantastic. I went to the beach every morning before work, played golf twice a week, and ate lobster and steak… Continue reading Career Perspectives: Hospitality
This week we opened the course platform and found our second, that’s right, our second, nonprofit case in the required curriculum: Arvadin. Though members of the HBS faculty have written 164 social enterprise cases, RCs have discussed only two in class. For a school that boasts, “We educate leaders who make a difference in this… Continue reading Empty Promises: Social Enterprise in the RC Curriculum
RC: Andrei MuresianuCompany: SAC CapitalWebsite: noneIndustry: Investment ManagementPosition/Function: AnalystLocation: Corporate – Stamford, Ct.Responsibilities: Covered the Restaurant and Computer and Business Service sectors So what do Analysts do?Analysts help pick stocks for investment portfolios. This involves everything from building comprehensive financial models on publicly traded companies, to talking to executives, listening to conference calls, visiting company… Continue reading Career Perspectives: Investment Management
RC: Ali FakhariCompany: Harrah’s EntertainmentWebsite: www.harrahs.comIndustry: Gaming and EntertainmentPosition/Function: Brand Management and MarketingLocation: Las Vegas, NVResponsibilities: Managing a newly acquired brand So what do Brand Managers do?Brand Managers are responsible for making a company’s most treasured asset, its reputation, even more valuable and pervasive. They do this by matching the overall business goals of the… Continue reading Career Perspectives: Brand Management
Much of the RC population escaped campus this past weekend to take advantage of a long-standing HBS tradition – section retreats.ÿ And for many ECs, section retreats stand out as defining moments in their first-year section experience (especially those that included hot tubs).ÿ Getting out of the bubble? Checking out a new part of town?… Continue reading Retreats Remembered for Time Spent with Classmates, Hot Tubs
From the earliest times of recorded history, secret societies have been a natural and integral part of human civilization. Over the last month I infiltrated a number of HBS secret societies, otherwise known as “singles clubs”. I uncovered startling evidence about the origins, structures, secrets, and rituals of bodies which have hitherto been concealed from… Continue reading Inside the Hidden World of HBS's Singles Clubs
Over one hundred RC folks crowded into the Aldrich classroom last Wednesday afternoon to attend the WSA RC Class Participation Seminar hosted by Professor Frances Frei. Billed as a WSA event, the crowd was understandably predominantly of the fairer sex although there were a few courageous male souls who braved our stares and snuck in… Continue reading Class Participation – Are You Doing it Right?
Ever find yourself conversing with fellow HBSers about the plight of protagonists from those memorable RC cases?ÿ Maybe drawing upon the timeless knowledge imparted on us by the likes of Donna Dubinsky and Rob Parsons?ÿ Well, ok, maybe not, but we’d like to think that more than a few of these selfless crusaders might surface… Continue reading Eric Peterson Voted Favorite Among Case Protagonists
What good would a $1.8 billion endowment be if you didn’t get out and spend it once in a while? For ECs, there have been many notable additions to the HBS campus this year, the most prominent being the re-opening of a newly renovated Baker Library (finally a good place to study!). For RCs, the… Continue reading Students Choose Baker Library as Favorite New Addition
Question: If you were asked to describe the RC Election Process in one word what would that word be? Answer: Superficial, Rushed, Impersonal, Prescribed, Mysterious, Rigid, Stringent, Long, Democratic, Unbiased, Organized, Disorganized and Brief Impression Based (okay, so it took one RC three words to capture his feelings). Yikes! These were just a few responses… Continue reading RC Election Process: Anxiety, Speeches, Free Lunches Form Pillars of HBS Democracy
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. ÿ
Everyone at HBS is pitching in to contribute to the Katrina relief efforts, even the young ones. Here, 5-year old Callie Avondet sells lemonade outside of the Grille last Friday, September 16 during the Friday TGIF event for RC’s and EC’s to raise money for donation to the relief effort. Callie had plenty of customers… Continue reading For a Good Cause
Feel like you spent too much time with your nose in the books last year? Wish you would’ve gone about case prep differently and been able to spend more time elsewhere? RC’s have the tough task of managing a daily case load and at the same time trying to get the most out of the… Continue reading EC's Make Case for More Efficient Class Prep
If you happened past the Williams Room in Spangler Monday evening, you would have seen something incredibly rare at HBS: a room full of 200-some women. Just women. Not a man in site. Why? The Williams was host to the Women Student Association’s Buddy Night, during which each RC woman had a chance to meet… Continue reading WSA Buddy Night: It's Raining… Women? Hallelujah!
Nobody died of salmonella. Player injuries were isolated to a couple scraped knees and a few bruised egos. Clear skies. 85 degrees. Burgers, beers, and blues on the gerry-rigged I-POD system. The first annual HBS Touch Rugby Tournament was a resounding success for all who attended. Of the estimated 150 participants, over half laced up… Continue reading Can't Touch This: First Annual Touch Rugby Tournament Promises Burgers, Beers, and Bruised Egos
For many in this world of ours, this year may be the same as any other year. It is not all too difficult for most of us to remember a time just a short while ago when a day at the office or a day in the field was not all much different than the… Continue reading Welcome, Class of 2007!
For all EC’s, this past summer was an opportunity to apply all the acquired knowledge of an RC year gone by into 10-12 weeks of summer internship employment. Although some were certain that they had locked in the job of their dreams, others were content with earning back some of the cash spent on Newport… Continue reading Some EC's Lukewarm on Summer Internship Experience
Here, a pensive RC looks on as his team completes one of the activities required for competition in the HBS Games. The HBS Games took place on Saturday, September 3 and were part of RC Orientation activities. The Games were followed by an RC Club Night organized by the HBS Student Association.
As the year comes to a close, it is all too easy to get caught up in the hustle and bustle of taking final exams, finishing term papers, and making summer plans. However, for RC’s, the end of the year marks the end of the section classroom experience. For EC’s, it will be the last… Continue reading Students Take Time to Remember Year Amidst Hectic Schedules
For most, the experience of coming to HBS has been overwhelmingly positive; but some have different views on their decision to come to HBS. What has your experience been like the past year (or for EC’s, the past 2 years)? The Harbus asked RC’s and EC’s the following question: Question: As the year at HBS… Continue reading Some Students Have Reservations about HBS Experience