Career Services to Launch "Stimulus Package" to Aid Recruiting

With two weeks remaining until the beginning of RC on-campus recruiting (so-called “Hell Week”), many first-year students are gearing up for what is being billed as one of the toughest summer internship job markets in years. Over the past two weeks, RC students interested in internships with traditional HBS recruiters have been receiving electronic notification… Continue reading Career Services to Launch "Stimulus Package" to Aid Recruiting

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

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

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… Continue reading Landing That Dream Job in Entertainment/Media

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

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

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

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… Continue reading Kester Answers Questions about Rescinded Offers

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… Continue reading Kester Answers Questions About Rescinded Offers

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… Continue reading Auntie Sam Addresses the Interview Persona

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

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

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… Continue reading What's Hot This Week — The Hiring Hunt

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… Continue reading Auntie Sam:

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

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

Hell Week:

Remember what you wrote in your HBS admission essay on the topic of career aspirations? Starting classes at the end of August you cannot even imagine how quickly your career aspirations will be transforming, evolving and shaping your career search activities. Remember the Rule of Thumb at HBS: “Everybody will get a job.” The job… Continue reading Hell Week:

Seven Reasons Why The Administration Was Right

I don’t get it, I really don’t. I don’t see how the issue of Nick’s resignation can be so divisive. It seems to me that the whole issue about the “cartoon” boils down to seven salient points. 1. The term “incompetent morons” was not a “disembodied phrase.” It is on the page with all manner… Continue reading Seven Reasons Why The Administration Was Right

Case Interview in Point

I went into Hell Week last week somewhat relaxed (I thought). I had only applied to a couple jobs on-campus and consequently only had two consulting interviews to get through. Having never even considered being a consultant until the day before cover letters were due, the whole process was much more of a learning experience… Continue reading Case Interview in Point

ECs Begin On-Campus Recruiting

This week, the job market is top of many EC students’ agendas, as they busily prepare for the on-campus recruiting schedule beginning Wednesday, October 30. Recruiting is also top of mind for many RC students, as they begin to make decisions regarding summer opportunities. General Recruiting EnvironmentThe MBA recruiting environment is generally regarded as the… Continue reading ECs Begin On-Campus Recruiting

Partner's Perspective

What do you get when you cross a salmon spawn with a roller derby? An HBS recruiting event. There is nothing quite like the experience of seeing your normally confident, fun-loving spouse mutate into another person under the stress of finding a job. In scenario one he becomes “Recruiter Man!” spending inordinate amounts of time… Continue reading Partner's Perspective

Recruiter Perceptions

Over the past couple of weeks, it has come to the attention of the Student Association that several recruiters have been offended by students walking out of company presentations early. Clearly, how recruiters feel about HBS students is very important to all of us. The purpose of this article is to raise awareness about the… Continue reading Recruiter Perceptions

Shades of Gray

“Don’t worry, it’ll just happen.” That’s what I heard about study groups before I enrolled. It’s code for “complicated” in my experience. People say something will “just happen” when they can’t explain how it happened to them or how it might happen to you. You hear it most often in reference to incredibly complicated experiences… Continue reading Shades of Gray

Recruiting: Challenging Times Ahead

In what is generally regarded as the toughest MBA recruiting environment of the past decade, HBS students are having to work increasingly hard to secure a preferred full time or summer career opportunity. Newly released statistics for the HBS Class of 2002 suggest that the incoming RC and returning EC will have to react to… Continue reading Recruiting: Challenging Times Ahead