SA Tallies Gains, Looks Ahead

Welcome back! We’d like to take a couple of minutes to give you an update on the Student Association (SA) and the initiatives and activities we have been working on this year. The SA agenda is set directly by students every Spring through the Student Issues Poll. While we’re best-known for sponsoring the TGIFs, social… Continue reading SA Tallies Gains, Looks Ahead

Editor's Welcome

Thanks for checking out the latest incarnation of the Arts & Entertainment (A&E) section. Though much of the content builds on the high standards of the previous team, look for an increased emphasis on A&E opportunities in the broader Boston area in coming editions. Basically, while we’d never turn down the warm beer and the… Continue reading Editor's Welcome

Got an Hour? Get the Job!

Guest author Frank Vuotto knows a little somethin’ about effective research, being that he’s a business librarian at a top university. So he’s put together a little primer on preparing for the job search.As a business librarian at a top-20 business school, I have heard all the eleventh-hour pleas and bargaining ploys from students in… Continue reading Got an Hour? Get the Job!

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

Recruiting Tips for International Students

The recruiting process is probably the biggest cause of stress for most HBS students and for international students it can be doubly stressful. Hopefully the following advice will help. It is generally targeted at international students wishing to work in the United States, but could also be useful if you are searching for a job… Continue reading Recruiting Tips for International Students

Confessions of a Successful Dot-Com Entrepreneur

The sight was rare: a dot-com entrepreneur whose company is profitable. Last Tuesday, Intuit Chairman and founder, Scott Cook (HBS ’76) treated a crammed Aldrich classroom to his key learnings on what it takes to be a successful entrepreneur and manager. After a brief stint with Procter & Gamble, Cook established Intuit in 1983 with… Continue reading Confessions of a Successful Dot-Com Entrepreneur

What's Hot This Week

Second-year international students are reaching out to help their first-year colleagues with how to survive at HBS as a non-native English speaker. The advice will come at a lunchtime panel session tomorrow at noon in Aldrich 110. The panel is being sponsored by the SA Senate, with support from the Education representatives and the International… Continue reading What's Hot This Week

Section I from an International Perspective

This may seem pretentious, as I still don’t know as much as I would like to know about people from my Section, but after two months, I feel a part of it, and I would like to try. As an international student, the characteristic I would highlight the most from Section I, is the risk… Continue reading Section I from an International Perspective

Aids in South Africa – Ministerial Visit

On Friday, 26 October, the Minister of Health for Kwa-Zulu Natal, South Africa?s most populous province, stopped over at KSG to deliver an address about the devastating virus that is affecting millions in Sub-Saharan Africa. Dr Zweli Mkhize was en-route to Washington, DC to attend a NIH conference on developing a HIV/AIDS therapeutic agenda for… Continue reading Aids in South Africa – Ministerial Visit

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… Continue reading What's Hot This Week

HBS Rugby Conquers Canada

MONTREAL (HBS RFC Press) – The HBS Rugby Team remained undefeated in international play with a 43-0 demolishing of McGill University’s MBA Rugby Team over the Columbus Day weekend. After warm-up games against the Irish Wolfhounds and Seacoast Men’s Club, featuring dominating performances by Julian Coulter (NG), Nam Kry (NC) and David Merle (NF), HBS… Continue reading HBS Rugby Conquers Canada

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 Hunter Becomes the Hunted

In the first article of this series I made the case for action against the mass murderers of September 11 and those who plan to follow in their footsteps. I suggested that this presents the members of the international alliance with one of the most complex diplomatic and security challenges they have ever faced. I… Continue reading The Hunter Becomes the Hunted

"If You Tolerate This, Your Children Will Be Next"

The words in the headline above come from a poster recruiting British volunteers to fight the fascist forces in the Spanish Civil War and were superimposed over a photograph of a dead little girl killed by German bombs in Guernica. They could just as easily be superimposed over photos of the collapsing World Trade Center… Continue reading "If You Tolerate This, Your Children Will Be Next"

Leadership in Politics Club Prepares for its Inaugural Year

Harvard Business School’s newest addition to its roster of clubs, the Leadership in Politics Club is preparing for an exciting inaugural year. Club Presidents Mark Cicirelli, Richard Linder, and John Travers (all OH) have been building on a swell of enthusiasm gathered in the past several months from classmates awaiting the club’s first official activities.The… Continue reading Leadership in Politics Club Prepares for its Inaugural Year

Latin America: The Road Ahead

As I finished my last interview of Hell Week on Friday, I ran from the Charles Hotel to Spangler Auditorium to make it to the opening of the 9th Latin American Business Conference, organized by HBS’ Club Ibero-Americano and Harvard’s David Rockefeller Center for Latin American Studies (DRCLAS). The two-day conference had three keynote speakers,… Continue reading Latin America: The Road Ahead

Events Around Town

ArtsTue., Feb. 11- “Artists as Activists: Muslim Women Artists in New York City.” (GSE Arts in Education Program) Munir Jiwa, New School University. Room G-08, Larsen Hall, 14 Appian Way, GSE, 2 p.m. Free and open to the public. Wheelchair accessible Thu., Feb. 13- “A Changing Picture: European Art Museums Today.” (HUAM) Annamaria Petrioli Tofani,… Continue reading Events Around Town

A Legacy To Inspire – Thomas H. Wyman and Gender Equality at Augusta National

Nestled in between the various announcements posted on the HBS course platform, was a brief notice reporting the recent passing of Thomas H. Wyman. My heart sank as I stared at my screen and reflected on the loss of a phenomenal leader and the interview that never was. For the last few months I had… Continue reading A Legacy To Inspire – Thomas H. Wyman and Gender Equality at Augusta National

HBS Celebrates Diwali in Style

Over 300 HBS students, partners, and friends attended the South Asian Business Association’s annual Diwali celebration in the Williams room last Friday, October 25. For many South Asians, this event marked an opportunity introduce the HBS community to the vibrant and colorful festival that commemorates the Hindu New Year. For many non-South Asians, Diwali meant… Continue reading HBS Celebrates Diwali in Style

Redefining American Patriotism

Last week, four men suspected of terrorist activities against the United States were released from the Camp Delta prison on the U.S. military base in Guantanamo Bay, Cuba. According to officials, these suspects were discharged because they were innocent of terrorist activity. They had no connections with Al Qaeda and could provide the Government with… Continue reading Redefining American Patriotism

Spangler Food Court and Grille: Convenience, Variety and the Elusive Sideburn Man

On the surface, the Spangler Food Court and Grill may seem like just any other cafeteria. A closer look, however, reveals more depth and character than would seem possible in such a convenient spot. With two floors and a wide selection of dishes, this is the place to see and be seen when dining in… Continue reading Spangler Food Court and Grille: Convenience, Variety and the Elusive Sideburn Man

IRAQ: The Cold Call Summary

With all the talk of war and an attack on Iraq apparently imminent, there has been an endless stream of reports and media debates over the justification and necessity of this offensive. This has increasingly led to speculation and conjecture, often with no grounding in fact or an appreciation for the circumstances of the current… Continue reading IRAQ: The Cold Call Summary

HBS Rugby Impressions

HARBUS: As somebody who had never played rugby prior to attending HBS, what drew you to the HBS Rugby Club? KIARIE: Several things drew me to HBS Rugby: it gave me a chance to play a sport similar to my true passion, (American) football; it allowed me to interact with a group of athletes from… Continue reading HBS Rugby Impressions

Building Better IT Partnerships

If information technology (IT) is the future of business, why is it such a pain to manage productively? The reasons lie in the way it has evolved; the solution lies in a move toward partner relationships among technology suppliers. Imagine a world where you could fill your gas tank with only one brand of gasoline… Continue reading Building Better IT Partnerships

Leading Toward a Better World? Filling the Gaps of Globalization

Leading Toward a Better World? Filling the Gaps of Globalization By Prof. Rosabeth Moss Kanter Special Featured Contributor Seven months ago the horrible terrorist attacks on the United States precipitated a crisis addressed in the short-term by military actions and security measures. But what will it take in the longer run to lead the world… Continue reading Leading Toward a Better World? Filling the Gaps of Globalization

First International Week at HBS

Few people at HBS may know that nearly 35% of HBS students are international, one of the highest ratios among leading business schools. HBS students are drawn from over 60 different countries, and they speak over 70 languages. To celebrate the incredible cultural diversity on campus, the section International Representatives, the regional clubs, and the… Continue reading First International Week at HBS