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In the End,

We all consistently hear folks say that they don’t care about their grades. But how often is this the truth? I don’t really think I’m going out on a limb by saying never. There isn’t an individual at HBS that wants to get a 3. As such, every person does care about his or her…

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Editorial: Revenge of the Nerds

Typically, it’s best that The Harbus Editorial Staff preserve the integrity of this revered editorial space for taking on critical issues like the closing of the tunnel system or for asking questions like “should HBS expand the social enterprise curriculum?”. This week we would have followed that tradition, had it not been for the meddling…

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An Interview with Amira El-Adawi

Thinking about summer internship in social enterprise? Want to know how your MBA skills would be applied? Wondering how the experience would meet your goals and interests? Jesse Souweine, Vice President of Careers for the Social Enterprise Club, asked Amira El-Adawi, a 2002 Summer Associate with the Acumen Fund. Harbus: Tell me a little bit…

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Meet Alice Howard (HBS MBA '81)

Listening to yourself-your own values and interests-and shutting out some of the noise around you is precisely what you have to do. I came to know of Alice Howard (HBS MBA ’81), my alumni mentor, through the Social Enterprise Club Mentorship Program, and over the past few months, had chances to meet and chat with…

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Corporate Partnerships to Combat HIV/AIDS

A senior lecturer at HBS, Diana Barrett is a member of the Social Enterprise core group. Diana has received both her MBA and her Doctorate in Business Administration from HBS. She has spent most of her professional career to date exploring the applicability of corporate models to the health care field as well as other…

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Interview with Nina Schwarzschild (MBA 1990)

Our Social Enterprise Alumni Mentor, Nina Schwarzschild (MBA 1990), is an independent real estate development consultant. Her clients include both for-profit and non-profit developers replica watches of affordable and market rate housing in Massachusetts. We asked Nina to share some of her thoughts with us about both her career and social enterprise. Here is what…

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An interview with Amelia Alberghini

Amelia Alberghini (MBA Class of 2001) has been a wonderful mentor to me on the HBS Social Enterprise Mentorship program. Here she shares her experiences and thoughts on a variety of topics, including tradeoffs between social enterprise and private sector careers, making social service an integral part of everyday life, and striking a work-life balance….

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Interview with Andrew Bernstein

Recently, I had the chance to meet with my Social Enterprise Alumni Mentor, Andrew Bernstein (CEO, Cymfony & MBA 1990) about his involvement in social enterprise. The following are excerpts from our conversation. What is your role in social enterprise? I primarily work in social enterprise as President of the Board of Cambridge School Volunteers,…

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A Different Field Study

I recently had the opportunity of meeting my Social Enterprise Mentor, Anoop Prakash (MBA 2001). Anoop, a US Marine before coming to HBS, is a now a management consultant. His experience is therefore a little different from the ones we have been reading about in the past weeks. What follows is an excerpt from a…

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Interview with Nick Candee

The following is an excerpt from a conversation I recently had with my Social Enterprise Alumni Mentor, Nick Candee (MBA 1978), about his career in the social enterprise sector. What is your role in social enterprise? In eight years at the National Fire Prevention Association (www.nfpa.org), my challenge as Director, Global Operations, was to accomplish…

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Social Enterprise Club's Annual Alumni Mentorship Program

This fall the Social Enterprise Club kicked off its second annual mentorship program with a well attended networking event. Doubling in size from last years pilot, the program is a way of linking HBS alumni with current students in symbiotic relationships that will nurture and strengthen over this year and in years to come. The…

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Harbus Foundation Expands For Greater Impact

The Harbus Foundation, a student-run foundation funded by the Harbus News Corp., has expanded its operations beyond traditional grantmaking, to include venture philanthropy and greater campus outreach. “The organization is ready to grow,” said Rebecca Walden (OJ), a member of the Foundation’s management team. “The Foundation has done a great job of funding local nonprofits…

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A Lifestyle

Welcome to the Class of 2004 and Welcome Back to the Class of 2003! I certainly hope that everyone has enjoyed their summer and used at least some of the time to continue to explore the many dimensions of what makes us who we are -whether it was through an internship in social enterprise; an…

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For-Profit Charity Fundraiser Pallotta TeamWorks Shuts Down

Pallotta TeamWorks, the Los Angeles-based for-profit fundraising organization for charities has closed its doors. On August 24th the Associated Press published a report by AP writer Andrew Bridges that the company, founded by Harvard College graduate and last spring’s Social Enterprise featured speaker Dan Pallotta, laid off its entire workforce of more than 250 people,…

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Response to Editorial: "Talking the Talk When Talk is Cheap"

“Talking the Talk When Talk is Cheap” is a disappointing example of biased journalism that presents opinions about a situation without considering the larger context in which the situation occurs. Perhaps the Initiative on Social Enterprise could have better communicated the message about potential funding cuts in the Summer Fellowship Program. However, the suggestions in…

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Quiz: How Well Do You Know HBS?

1. Which of the following really exists? A. Baker LibraryB. Professor Michael PorterC. Gainful employmentD. Santa ClausE. Tooth fairy 2. What is the name of the new building on campus? A. St. Mary’s Hall of the Immaculate LandscapingB. Baker LibraryC. Case Protagonist Webcasting Center (CPWC)D. Hawes HallE. I don’t know, but the brick doesn’t match…

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Just Make It Happen!

Over the past semester, I have had the pleasure of getting to know Paige Arnof-Fenn (MBA 1991) through the new Social Enterprise Mentorship Program. Her resume includes stints at powerful for-profits like Morgan Stanley, Procter & Gamble, the United States Treasury, Coca-Cola, Launch Media. Most recently she founded a marketing consulting firm called Mavens &…

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Social Enterprise Summer Fellowship Recipients to Get "Close to" Fully Funded Amounts

Last Thursday, the HBS Initiative on Social Enterprise (ISE) retracted an earlier announcement that this year’s Social Enterprise Summer Fellowships would be funded at a level significantly lower than previously expected. The summer fellowship program, which has been running at HBS since 1982, provides financial support to current MBA students who choose to work in…

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Show Me The Money!

Last week the school administration announced that the amount of financial support to students in non-profit internships would be drastically reduced. After an immediate outcry, the school announced that “some” more money had been found, and awards would be “closer” to the originally promised amount. HBS heavily promoted this program, with specific, promised dollar amounts….

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Helping Harvard MBAs to Help Others

I was somewhat star-struck the day I was assigned my Social Enterprise Alumni Mentor. “Hell Week” was rapidly approaching and in preparation for a summer internship search in social enterprise, I had been reading The Harvard Business School Guide to Careers in the Nonprofit Sector. As I was casually dropping Stephanie Lowell (MBA ’99) an…

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Initiative on Social Enterprise, Dean’s Office undermine credibility with sudden announcement of fellowship cuts Several RC students were thrown into panic last Friday, April 12, when they received a memo from the Initiative on Social Enterprise (ISE) that began with, “Congratulations!” Applicants for the second round of Social Enterprise summer fellowships were informed that their…

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Include Social Enterprise in your Career:

Cristina Lopez, MBA ’98, got her start in social enterprise as a summer fellow with the HBS Community Enterprise Program. Though her current role in Investment Management at Wellington keeps her busy on the for-profit side, her social enterprise interests remain active through various HBS alumni activities. Prior to this role, Cristina worked in private…

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Q&A with Sarah Perry

Recently, I had the opportunity to chat with my Social Enterprise Alumni Mentor, Sarah Perry (MBA 1995), about her career in the social enterprise sector. Sarah comes from a consulting background and is currently the director of a consulting organization that provides pro-bono consulting services to non-profits in the Boston area. Here are her thoughts:…

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A Bridge Between Hi-Tech and Education:

Cutting edge’ is hardly the traditional view of the non-profit sector. However, this is the aspect that attracted Bob Halperin (HBS MBA 1982) to a career in education. Halperin is responsible for HBS’s custom executive education business at HBS Interactive (HBSi) and was a co-founder of the HBS Social Enterprise Fellowship Program. Halperin has not…

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Non-profit From The Core: Lisa Schorr

Pursue your interests and the right career will find you.’ Lisa Schorr (HBS ’98) has a built a rewarding career in social enterprise based on this premise. Social enterprise discovered Lisa in college, when she began volunteering for City Year, then a service program located in Boston. Having enjoyed that experience, Lisa joined City Year…

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It's About the Passion

Recently, I had the opportunity to speak with the Executive Director of The Trustees of Reservations, Andy Kendall (HBS Class of 1988), through the Social Enterprise Club’s alumni mentor program. The Trustees is the nation’s oldest statewide land conservation organization. Their purpose is to preserve, for public use and enjoyment, landscapes of exceptional scenic, historic,…

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Social Enterprise Mentor Profile Series

Daniel Ennis (MBA ’98) is having his cake and eating it too. His message to Harvard MBA’s: you can too. Assuredly, Ennis has a background that’s among the most competitive HBS offers. He graduated Phi Beta Kappa from Boston College with a BA in Political Science and was the Valedictorian for the College of Arts…

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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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Hard Time Finding a Good a Job? Create Your Own

Why struggle to get a job in this damaged economy if you can be fortunate enough to have the opportunity to create your own? The HBS business plan contest was a great opportunity for me to validate a business idea, create a company of my own and also have fun in the process. Let me…

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Looking for Social Impact Management Training?

On October 31, 2001, Harvard Business School was honored for its outstanding leadership in training MBA students in social impact management skills. This award marks the second time HBS has received this distinction since 1998. HBS is among just five schools internationally to earn the “cutting-edge MBA program” distinction for social impact management in the…

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