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"I Lost My Hello"

It happened sometime between my second martini and the sudden appearance of a new dinner guest at Balboa Caf├┐ in San Francisco. Preston Death, the unsuspecting boyfriend of my friend Chrissy, leaned over to say hello, and I froze. Do I extend a hand? Go for a hug? Lean in for the single cheek kiss?…

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To Work Or Not To Work?

To work or not to work? That is the question. Perhaps it was my first day here at HBS that I started to feel pressure to find a summer internship. My first suspicion that things were not looking good came at a career fair in September. Several of the companies canceled and left us staring…

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The Journal Returns!

The Wall Street Journal is back! Over the summer, HBS students were shocked to receive an email informing them that it was no longer cost effective for Baker Library to provide the free WSJ subscriptions in Aldrich. In a true case of “don’t know what you’ve got ’til it’s gone,” students were traumatized at the…

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Recent Harbus Alums Publish Essay Guide

Former Harbus Publisher, Dan Erck (HBS ’04) and Harbus Chairman of the Board Candidate, Pawel Swiatek (HBS ’04) spent their second year at HBS doing more than writing papers, looking for jobs, and bonding with sectionmates. They also wrote and published a book. 65 Successful Harvard Business School Application Essays was released this summer, after…

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Editorial: No Envy

Dear ECs:This may be the first week of our RC existence that we don’t envy you.For the last eight months, we’ve respected your position above us in the HBS food chain. We’ve shelled out $20 – $50 each to join your clubs and to support your resume padding. We’ve looked to you for career counseling…

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Just Another Three Case Day

You may have noticed that this article has been absent for a couple of weeks. Some of you are probably wondering why I’ve been so slack. Basically, it boils down to the fact that I’ve been on a mental vacation for the past three weeks. Given that I have so much spare time on my…

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Women Blades Best Mothers

No, the women of the HBS Blades Ice Hockey team have not taken to child-rearing. However, they did manage a 3-2 victory over their friendly rivals, the Mothers on Edge. The Wednesday evening game started with an exciting and adventurous tour through Jamaica Plains to ferret out the defensive position of the Mothers. Once the…

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Merrick Remains Bullish on the Job Market

It is the middle of Hell Week, and Matt Merrick is cautious but pleased.Although it is “still very early” in the recruiting season, all indicators are up. The number of companies recruiting on campus rose by 20 percent over last year, while the number of first round interviews is up 35 percent. The punch line?…

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Harvard Tops for Working Moms

According to Working Mother magazine, Harvard University ranks among the ‘100 Best Companies for Working Mothers’. Harvard was the only University included on the list this year and is the third University to be named in the history of Working Mother’s annual survey. “The award recognizes the University’s outstanding work/life benefits and programs,” acknowledged Polly…

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She Thinks/He Thinks

More complicated than the imperial board in the Shad TOM exercise, the delicate interplay between the female and male HBS minds is a well observed and yet totally undocumented phenomenon. Thus, I have decided to delve deeply into the psyche of the two genders, examining their intricate thoughts in situations we can all relate to….

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The Faces of J: A Year in Retrospect

Admit Weekend struck a chord with a lot of us – it reminded us of the fact that barely a year ago, we stood in their shoes, all starry-eyed, uptight and cautious, excited to be a new admit to the finest business institution in the world. Now a year later, the starry eyes, although a…

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A Summer Internship Saga

It was 9:30 p.m. on a Friday night in May, only eleven hours before my last final of the first year. I had just received a phone call from the company with whom I thought I would be working for the summer, and suddenly I was unemployed. So like any veteran first-year student faced with…

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Hell Week:

Remember what you wrote in your HBS admission essay on the topic of career aspirations? Starting classes at the end of August you cannot even imagine how quickly your career aspirations will be transforming, evolving and shaping your career search activities. Remember the Rule of Thumb at HBS: “Everybody will get a job.” The job…

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Seven Reasons Why The Administration Was Right

I don’t get it, I really don’t. I don’t see how the issue of Nick’s resignation can be so divisive. It seems to me that the whole issue about the “cartoon” boils down to seven salient points. 1. The term “incompetent morons” was not a “disembodied phrase.” It is on the page with all manner…

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Case Interview in Point

I went into Hell Week last week somewhat relaxed (I thought). I had only applied to a couple jobs on-campus and consequently only had two consulting interviews to get through. Having never even considered being a consultant until the day before cover letters were due, the whole process was much more of a learning experience…

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ECs Begin On-Campus Recruiting

This week, the job market is top of many EC students’ agendas, as they busily prepare for the on-campus recruiting schedule beginning Wednesday, October 30. Recruiting is also top of mind for many RC students, as they begin to make decisions regarding summer opportunities. General Recruiting EnvironmentThe MBA recruiting environment is generally regarded as the…

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Recruiter Perceptions

Over the past couple of weeks, it has come to the attention of the Student Association that several recruiters have been offended by students walking out of company presentations early. Clearly, how recruiters feel about HBS students is very important to all of us. The purpose of this article is to raise awareness about the…

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Partner's Perspective

What do you get when you cross a salmon spawn with a roller derby? An HBS recruiting event. There is nothing quite like the experience of seeing your normally confident, fun-loving spouse mutate into another person under the stress of finding a job. In scenario one he becomes “Recruiter Man!” spending inordinate amounts of time…

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Shades of Gray

“Don’t worry, it’ll just happen.” That’s what I heard about study groups before I enrolled. It’s code for “complicated” in my experience. People say something will “just happen” when they can’t explain how it happened to them or how it might happen to you. You hear it most often in reference to incredibly complicated experiences…

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Your Unique Career Vision

This article is the first in a series chronicling the paths that HBS graduates have taken as they fulfill their unique career vision upon graduation replica watches. These profiles are meant to inspire you to consider your own thoughts, your own values, and your own desires as you choose your first job after HBS. This…

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Recruiting: Challenging Times Ahead

In what is generally regarded as the toughest MBA recruiting environment of the past decade, HBS students are having to work increasingly hard to secure a preferred full time or summer career opportunity. Newly released statistics for the HBS Class of 2002 suggest that the incoming RC and returning EC will have to react to…

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Self Assessment:

Self Assessment: Mid Term Review of The Harbus As an editorial board, we promised our readers a lot in our first issue in January. With the academic year drawing to a close, and finding ourselves half way through our term of office, we would like to take the opportunity to review how we are doing…

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Baker Library

As the MBA Class of 2002 prepares to graduate and move on to new challenges, Baker Library is offering two ways to extend graduating MBA students’ research capabilities-both virtually and physically. Virtual Research via eBaker eBaker, an online collection of databases managed by Baker Library, allows students to subscribe for remote access to a wide…

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Infernal Rate of Return:

The HBS Show Staff returned from spring break today to release the long awaited title for this year’s extravaganza production. While the Show’s theme and many details remain shrouded in mystery, Infernal Rate of Return promises to live up to its 29-year history of wit and irreverence. Traditionally, the content of the HBS Show satirizes…

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Careers Boss tells SA Senate Don't Panic

Career Service Director Matt Merrick (HBS ’96) made his first appearance before the SA Senate last Wednesday, telling the student representatives that HBS students’ job-search prospects remain relatively strong despite the national recession. “We perceive [job listings] to be down, but we have not seen tangible evidence that we’re getting crushed,” Merrick said.Merrick said the…

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Dark Side Soccer Blasts Rocco Sifredi

The Dark Siders give props to Rocco Sifredi, who played strong in the first half though fielding only 4 players. Despite recruiting a non-roster ringer at halftime to bring their squad up to full force, fatigue seemed to set in during the second half for Rocco Sifredi and the Dark Side pulled away to a…

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For Whom The Devil Dings?

The devil did not wait for Hell Week to start. He is already dinging like crazy. We can almost hear his odious laughter, as he gloats, “Never seen a job market this bad in 20 years.” We all know that we shouldn’t panic, but how can we respond calmly to Lucifer when he laughs in…

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To Work Or Not To Work?

To work or not to work? That is the question. Perhaps it was my first day here at HBS that I started to feel pressure to find a summer internship. My first suspicion that things were not looking good came at a career fair in September. Several of the companies canceled and left us staring…

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Career Services to Launch "Stimulus Package" to Aid Recruiting

With two weeks remaining until the beginning of RC on-campus recruiting (so-called “Hell Week”), many first-year students are gearing up for what is being billed as one of the toughest summer internship job markets in years. Over the past two weeks, RC students interested in internships with traditional HBS recruiters have been receiving electronic notification…

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Market Failure in HBS Recruiting

Last week at HBS, ‘it’ started.‘It’ is the beginning of what some students describe as the recruiting blood bath. As the rejection emails (or silences) began to flow, everyone felt the disappointment and a small measure of panic crept onto the campus. The sputtering US and global economy has certainly soured the recruiting game at…

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