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Letter From the Editor

Welcome to the fall 2001 edition of Access – the RC’s guidebook to a smooth and sane journey through the recruiting process. In addition to the myriad of resources available to HBS students, company presentations, a comprehensive website done by the career services group, and a weekly update inserted in the Harbus, the Access serves…

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Uncertainty Prevails as ECs Begin Job Search

As EC students sent in their resumes to apply for on-campus job interviews in October, the mood was dour. The news coming from the Career Services “Market Update” did little to brighten their spirits.Rather than sugarcoating the facts, Ron Peracchio, Acting Director of MBA Career Services, and Tim Butler, Director of MBA Career Development, provided…

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Kester Answers Questions about Rescinded Offers

An article in the October 27 edition of The Economist contained detailed information about both last year’s and this year’s recruiting process. The magazine claimed that Dean Kim Clark banned two companies from recruiting on campus for two years as a result of the offer retractions. The Harbus contacted MBA Program Chair Carl Kester to…

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Job Search in Asia

Given the recent economic downturn in the U.S., the global job market has plummeted to record lows in recent years. Asia, being one of the most popular geographical preferences among HBS grads, following closely behind the U.S. and Europe, is facing considerable challenges in holding up its headcount and salary packages. I will focus our…

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Recruiting: One (and Only One) African American's Perspective

It is easy to conjure up negative thoughts during these challenging economic times of the 2001-2002 recruiting season, particularly as you question your decision to attend one of the most expensive schools out there in HBS. From the mouth of Denzel Washington during his chilling portrayal of Malcolm X, you may think that you were…

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Out for a Job

Like nearly every other student interviewing for a job on February 9, the first day of Hell Week, I scanned the Wall Street Journal first thing in the morning to make sure I was up-to-date on the top stories. Unlike most students, I found my own name on Page 1 of the Marketplace section, under…

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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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Landing That Dream Job in Entertainment/Media

Elevator Pitch (aka. Why media/entertainment?)You need to know exactly why you want to work in this business. You need to be passionate about the biz and/or about the product, otherwise you will not differentiate yourself. And if you don’t differentiate yourself, you will struggle to get that dream job. So you have to do a…

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The Consulting Industry

Consulting, ubiquitous as it might seem at HBS, is not a career to approach lightly. While you might sometimes get the impression that everyone has either done it before or is going to do it after school, this in itself is not a good reason to take the plunge. The interviews in themselves are not…

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The I-Banking Job Search Process

This piece is based on experiences gained over the last few weeks, during the official EC Hell Week process. It is clouded by the current job search environment. In the event that the economy turns around, most of these tips will not be essential, but still useful. First of all, to those of you in…

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Social Enterprise Careers Overview

Would you like a job that would give you a great deal of responsibility, superb advancement opportunities, access to entrepreneurs who are truly passionate about their mission, and the opportunity to make a difference in the world? If the answer is ‘yes’, you may want to consider a job in the social enterprise sector. And…

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Kester Answers Questions About Rescinded Offers

An article in the October 27 edition of The Economist contained detailed information about both last year’s and this year’s recruiting process. The magazine claimed that Dean Kim Clark banned two companies from recruiting on campus for two years as a result of the offer retractions. The Harbus contacted MBA Program Chair Carl Kester to…

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Auntie Sam Addresses the Interview Persona

Dear Auntie Sam,During Hell Week, I interviewed for a full time position after HBS as a hamburger flipper at a leading fast food chain. I had two interviews-one with an HBS alum who has been at the company for a few years and another with the human resources person in charge of recruiting. I interviewed…

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Career Talk

Credit Suisse First Boston. Intel. Robertson Stephens. All big names in corporate America, and all known for their extensive recruiting efforts at the country?s top colleges and universities. But with the economy?s rapid deceleration after more than a decade of extraordinary growth, these companies have all been forced to rescind job offers or push back…

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What's Hot This Week

Ron Peracchio, the acting director of MBA Career Services, took a break from the recruiter outreach and CareerLink management activities that have been consuming his time lately to address the HBS Student Association’s Wednesday meeting last week. Although scheduled to speak largely about the office’s new initiatives for expanding international job opportunities (see last week’s…

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Auntie Sam:

Dear Auntie Sam, Enough with the talk of soul mates already! And I thought that self-love was an HBS application requirement. Can we focus on something really serious this week please? When is a bank not a bank? When it is called the job bank. It seems that this bank is not insured by the…

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What's Hot This Week — The Hiring Hunt

The HBS Student Association is joining the HBS-wide drive to expand the pool of companies recruiting on campus with a poll asking students to identify companies they want to see visiting Allston. The results of the poll will be passed along to Career Services officials, who are actively contacting companies in an effort to spur…

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Uncertainty Prevails as ECs Begin Job Search

Last week, as EC students sent in their resumes to apply for on-campus job interviews in October, the mood was dour. The news coming from the Career Services “Market Update” did little to brighten spirits.Rather than sugarcoating the facts, Ron Peracchio, Acting Director of MBA Career Services, and Tim Butler, Director of MBA Career Development,…

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CareerLink to Provide More Help for Job Hunters

The MBA Career Services office has unveiled its new web-based recruiting portal, HBS CareerLink, this fall. The much anticipated CareerLink has completely replaced the Job Bank and will be a “one-stop-shop” destination for all future on- and off-campus recruiting activities. In addition to a completely new and improved user interface, the site offers a host…

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"I Want In!"

How to Volunteer for OrientationOrientation 2003 is scheduled to run from August 22st through the 26th, with a tentative schedule as follows: 8/22: Pool Night at Big City in Allston8/23: Boat Cruise8/24: Small-Group Dinners/Pub Crawl8/25 (daytime): Team-Building Olympics8/25: Casino Night8/26: Orientation Show Ipsita Dasgupta, the coordinator responsible for recruiting volunteers, said the organizers will welcome…

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It's Coming!

The MBA Career Services office will unveil its new web-based recruiting portal this Fall. The much anticipated website will completely replace the Job Bank and will be a “one-stop-shop” destination for all future on- and off-campus recruiting activities. In addition to a completely new and improved user interface, the site offers a host of features…

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Careers Services Update

Harbus met with the triumvirate in charge of careers at HBS – Tim Butler, Jana Kierstead and Ron Peracchio – to get an update on the recruiting state of play so far this year. The word in the tunnels is that the prospects this year for both RC and EC are relatively grim, with students…

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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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How it Could Have Been

Frantic is the only word that can describe the last few weeks at Kellogg. First years are inundated with recruiting. Most students are sporting the suits that have not emerged from their closets since their offices went casual four years ago. Somehow, the second years since a bit more laid back for some reason… But,…

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