FAQs for HBS Partners

Partners at HBS FAQ

Valentina B puts together a collection of questions and answers that will help partners navigate their new life at HBS.  Being a student’s partner at HBS is an amazing and fun experience which, nevertheless, does require being responsible and taking on as many opportunities as possible to make the most of it. It is only… Continue reading FAQs for HBS Partners

B’Well B’School

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A group of health and wellness enthusiasts launch a brand new HBS student club Now more than ever, focusing on health and wellness has become a staple for staying sane in our new day-to-day.  As many elements of our lives continue to change, we have noticed a pull towards healthy living, whether through at-home workouts,… Continue reading B’Well B’School

Bumps in Business School

Monika Berankyte (MBA ’22) reports on the experience of two families having a baby while studying at Harvard Business School. Thought business school was hard? Try having a baby while at Harvard Business School. Two families share with us their stories.  Adriana Cruz Martins (MBA ’22) and Andras  “How does it make you feel when… Continue reading Bumps in Business School

Diwali at HBS

Poornima Hanumara, an HBS partner, reports on how some members of the HBS community celebrated a very unusual Diwali at HBS. It was an unexpected and pleasant 70 degrees in November, and we had the good fortune of having a space to gather safely during times of Covid-19. This was the perfect setting for Diwali—the… Continue reading Diwali at HBS

Partners and Families Are an Integral Part of the MBA Experience

RC and EC students share about having their partners and families at HBS.   Life at HBS looks different for every student as the campus is filled with people hailing from an array of countries, industries, and backgrounds. The lives students led before coming to HBS can play a major role in what they will… Continue reading Partners and Families Are an Integral Part of the MBA Experience

Standing Up for Families

Emily Vocke shares her experience representing HBS families at the Student Association as the Vice-President of Families and leading the Crimson Parents club. Tell us a bit about yourself. I grew up in the New Orleans area and met my husband, Patrick Vocke (MBA ’21, Old Section E), when we were just beginning our senior… Continue reading Standing Up for Families

Interview with the Vice-President of Partners

An EC partner shares her experience representing the partner community at the Student Association. Tell us a bit about yourself.  I went to Clemson University for my undergraduate and studied industrial engineering. That is where I also met my husband, Robert Stallard (MBA ’21, Old Section E). I actually met him right before we went… Continue reading Interview with the Vice-President of Partners

Q&A with New Co-Presidents of the Partners Club

Olivia Hurst, Contributor

Co-presidents of the Partners Club share their plans for next year. Tell us a bit about yourselves. Jenny Drennan (RC Partner from Section J): I moved here over from Dublin, Ireland after I recently got married to my husband, Daire. I was practicing as a physiotherapist and as a clinical pilates instructor for the last… Continue reading Q&A with New Co-Presidents of the Partners Club

Immigration Process Struggles Turned into Opportunity for Self-Development

Adam Parker (RC partner) shares the story of frustrating visa applications to his love for soccer. Adam Parker is originally from a small town outside London, called Berkhamsted. As Berkhamsted is not known to people outside (or even inside!) the U.K., he likes to explain it based on the nearest Premier League soccer team: “It… Continue reading Immigration Process Struggles Turned into Opportunity for Self-Development

Moving to a New City, Doing an MBA and Having a Baby at the Same Time?

Edi Rumano (RC partner) shares how to do it all with the right expectations. I first met Edi and his wife Giang (MBA ’21) at the movies to watch The Farewell. It is a story about a Chinese American protagonist (played by Awkwafina) returning to China to say goodbye to her dying grandmother, who is… Continue reading Moving to a New City, Doing an MBA and Having a Baby at the Same Time?

Rob Parson at Morgan Stanley

RC Partners attend the Partners Case Night, a hidden tradition at HBS. Anja Do reports. The Partners Case Night, albeit unknown to many MBA students and the Harvard Business School (HBS) community in general, is one of the key highlights for RC Partners in the Fall semester. I was fortunate to be invited to participate… Continue reading Rob Parson at Morgan Stanley

Life at HBS, as a Partner

Azra Noormohamed (RC Partner) shares her personal story. With the incoming MBA Class of 2021, we have experienced an arrival of another “class of its own.” Partners (a.k.a. wives, husbands, fiancés, girlfriends, boyfriends) of HBS students every year take a leap of faith, uprooting themselves from their homes or places with which they are familiar… Continue reading Life at HBS, as a Partner