A Life Too Good

Ten years ago, when the Dean shook me by the hand and enquired about my plans post-graduation, it was with a certain degree of embarrassment that I admitted I still had no idea what I wanted to do. Two years of soul searching, career vision workshops and talking to every alumnus on the planet had… Continue reading A Life Too Good

Vernon Jordan: More than a "First Friend"

Vernon Jordan has a remarkable story, and last Monday he came to the Kennedy School Forum to tell it. Jordan is a rare individual; an African-American who can lay claim to both a distinguished career in the civil rights movement and a seat in the top rank of the American legal and financial establishment. He… Continue reading Vernon Jordan: More than a "First Friend"

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… Continue reading The I-Banking Job Search Process

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… Continue reading Social Enterprise Careers Overview

An Internship in Venture Philanthropy

During my first year I got involved with the Volunteer Consulting Organization – something I highly recommend to anyone interested in nonprofit, consulting, or just a good team-based experience (shameless plug #1). The satisfaction I derived from that experience was different than in for-profit consulting. Nonprofits are almost always resource-constrained – therefore, the areas that… Continue reading An Internship in Venture Philanthropy

Schmoozing 101

I am a terrible schmoozer. When I saw that there was a career fair during Cyberposium, I knew I had to go. After all, this was MY career fair, not investment bankers or VC guys or gals, this was the career fair where I might actually be considered a desirable candidate. So I threw on… Continue reading Schmoozing 101

Looking for an International Job? Recent HBS Initiatives Will Make it Easier

For the last two years, providing more resources and support for international job searches has been one of the top ten issues on the agenda of the Student Association. International job searches include any students looking for work outside the U.S. or any international students searching inside the U.S. Recent initiatives by both regional student… Continue reading Looking for an International Job? Recent HBS Initiatives Will Make it Easier

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… Continue reading Job Search in Asia

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… Continue reading Letter From the Editor

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… Continue reading Uncertainty Prevails as ECs Begin Job Search

Working the HBS Network

Harvard Business School students commonly cite the extensive HBS Network as a primary motivator in their school selection. Indeed, MBA graduates report that, in retrospect, networking was the most important part of their job-search activity. Stacey Kessel, HBS Associate Director of MBA Career Services, points out that even those who found jobs via on-campus recruiting… Continue reading Working the HBS Network

Hell Week Horror Stories

Well, this email really sums up the EC Interviewing, so we’ll let it stand alone this week. A simple impersonal email from an impersonal HR guy. Note the forwarding arrows came with, in standard blue reply font, and there is absolutely no mention of the recipient’s name, not even a “To:” header. –Original Message–From: XXXX… Continue reading Hell Week Horror Stories

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Career Services Technology Woes

Following the technical glitches with HBS CareerLink in resume uploading and running the lottery process, The Harbus spoke with the CEO of the technology provider-Experience.com. One of the things that HBS teaches you is that James Burke is God. Indeed, this balding, portly ex-CEO of Johnson & Johnson is held in such reverence that many… Continue reading Career Services Technology Woes

Career Talk

Q: How do I deal with an unusual gap in my resum‚-such as taking time off to travel or being laid off from an unsuccessful start-up? A: That year you spent in the Rockies testing products for cheapcampinggear.com-seems a bit foggy now, doesn’t it? Sure, The Industry Standard said it was going to be the… Continue reading Career Talk

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… Continue reading Career Talk

HBS Reacts to Student Soldiers' Needs Flexibility Plays Central Role;

At least four current Harvard MBA students are facing recalls to active military service as part of the United States’ war on terrorism, and HBS administrators are receiving high marks for their quick responses to the students’ needs. Already, faculty and students had praised administrators for their initial reactions to the attacks-which included quickly canceling… Continue reading HBS Reacts to Student Soldiers' Needs Flexibility Plays Central Role;

Looking for an International Job?

For the last two years, providing more resources and support for international job searches has been one of the top ten issues on the agenda of the Student Association. International job searches include any students looking for work outside the U.S. or any international students searching inside the U.S. Recent initiatives by both regional student… Continue reading Looking for an International Job?

The HBS Experience Doesn’t Have to End with an MBA

The Envy Test The HBS Doctoral Programs welcomes Dolly Chugh, MBA ’94, back on campus for the PhD program in Organizational Behavior as one of the two students admitted this year. Dolly has a total of nine years of work experience, primarily in investment banking, marketing, and consulting, but is now looking forward to a… Continue reading The HBS Experience Doesn’t Have to End with an MBA

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,… Continue reading Uncertainty Prevails as ECs Begin Job Search

Friday With Michael

For many of Michael Jackson’s fans, Friday, September 7th was a culmination of sorts. The quintessential icon of pop, who for years has endured an acrimonious barrage of ridicule aimed at him from an unrelenting media, finally had another day in the sun. Another day where only Jackson would call the shots and again display… Continue reading Friday With Michael

A Letter to James Burke

September 11, 2001-Last weekend, when I first thought about submitting my letter to the Harbus, I was conflicted because it’s so personal to me, I’m not ready to face any judgments about it, I’m not thrilled with my writing, and I tend to be especially self-conscious about being “cheesy.” Then today after the attacks in… Continue reading A Letter to James Burke

Remembering James Burke's Lessons

Last weekend, when I first thought about submitting my letter to the Harbus, I was conflicted because it’s so personal. I’m not ready to face judgments about it, I’m not thrilled with my writing, and I tend to be especially self-conscious about being “cheesy.” Then Tuesday, after the attacks in New York and Washington, the… Continue reading Remembering James Burke's Lessons

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… Continue reading CareerLink to Provide More Help for Job Hunters

Catching the Real Estate Train

There is no denying it. Real estate is all the rage at HBS these days. The evidence is everywhere: the explosion in Real Estate Club membership, massive over-subscription to the school’s one real estate class, and of course, intense competition for positions in the field. Only a few years ago, interest in this industry was… Continue reading Catching the Real Estate Train