MBA Student Life Articles

  • The Case for More HBS Teacher Protagonists

    The Case for More HBS Teacher Protagonists

    by on November 19th, 2014

    Former teacher and current first-year Mallory Dwinal makes the case for more HBS cases with teachers as protagonists by looking at her own alma mater, an anonymous suburban high school that has produced three Rhodes … Read More

  • HBS Students Drop Their Hobbies, Except Partying

    HBS Students Drop Their Hobbies, Except Partying

    by on November 17th, 2014

    The Seven Kingdoms know that winter is coming, so Cersei and Daenerys are probably hard at work finding hobbies to fill all those cold months. Are you dusting your hobbies off for winter? Did you remember to pack your … Read More

  • Confessions of a First-Year B-School Student

    Confessions of a First-Year B-School Student

    by on November 16th, 2014

    “So, why get an MBA?” It’s the question on everyone’s mind the moment they see my NYU Stern-branded water bottle, or hear me talk about an upcoming accounting midterm. Why b-school? Why now? I’ve tried out all … Read More

  • Looking Back on My MBA Ride

    Looking Back on My MBA Ride

    by on November 15th, 2014

    (Oakland, CA) – It was almost exactly 3 years ago that I first began to seriously consider aiming for an MBA at a top program. When I look back on that time as I approach my last semester at Wharton, it blows my mind … Read More

  • HBS Student: Why I Turned L’Oreal’s Mass Recruitment Email into a Public Battle

    HBS Student: Why I Turned L’Oreal’s Mass Recruitment Email into a Public Battle

    by on November 14th, 2014

    On Tuesday I was in my second-year classroom at HBS when my friend, Cally, asked if I thought it would be rude if she didn’t reply to a summer internship recruitment email from a company she was not interested in. I … Read More

  • How I Used GMAT Skills in B-School

    How I Used GMAT Skills in B-School

    by on November 13th, 2014

    Dream career: International Business Why Business School? Fast-track my career, take me to where I dream of, expose me to invaluable resources and connection. Best GMAT study tip? Go with the study materials published … Read More

  • 3 Tips to Stay Sane During B-School

    3 Tips to Stay Sane During B-School

    by on November 12th, 2014

    By now, you’ve either fantasized about how hectic yet amazing business school life is,  or you’re living it right now. Rohan Rajiv, a first-year student in Northwestern University Kellogg School of … Read More

  • Make the Most of B-School: Get out of Your Comfort Zone

    Make the Most of B-School: Get out of Your Comfort Zone

    by on November 10th, 2014

    Over the summer, one of my Veritas Prep clients from last year asked me if I had any advice for him before school started.  This 3-part blog series grew out of that initial off-the-cuff email response and is designed … Read More

  • HBS Updates: Learning Coding

    HBS Updates: Learning Coding

    by on November 9th, 2014

    Boston had its first snow this week—about two weeks earlier than last year. Last year’s snow taught me an important lesson: don’t underestimate the fierceness of a New England winter. We will soon have to bundle up … Read More

  • Do You Like HBS?

    Do You Like HBS?

    by on November 6th, 2014

    We all know that with diversity comes a wealth of perspectives on HBS. It occurred to us that, in the middle of covering everything else, we’ve actually never asked people flat-out: “Do you like HBS?” Below are 2 … Read More

  • HBS Highlights: Going Charles River

    HBS Highlights: Going Charles River

    by on November 4th, 2014

    Do you know the top 3 most popular sports in Boston? Baseball (Red Sox), ice hockey, and regatta. Last week, there was a famous regatta competition named Head of the Charles and the street along the Charles River was … Read More

  • Put Up Your Hand! 4 Tips for Contributing to Class Discussion

    Put Up Your Hand! 4 Tips for Contributing to Class Discussion

    by on November 2nd, 2014

    Mid-term feedback is in. Everyone has been bucketed. The forced curve means that some of us are in the bottom bucket. It’s time to ‘get in the game.’ And we’re here to help. Here, Jenifer A. Marshall, an … Read More

  • HBS Class of 2016: Women, 40% of the Class, Hold 50% of Section Positions

    HBS Class of 2016: Women, 40% of the Class, Hold 50% of Section Positions

    by on October 28th, 2014

    In what is perhaps a promising sign for the future of gender equality in the business world, women are over-represented in the section leadership of the HBS Class of 2016. Forty-nine per cent of section officer-bearers … Read More

  • Cornell Military Preview Days Nov 13-14, 2014

    Cornell Military Preview Days Nov 13-14, 2014

    by on October 26th, 2014

    The veterans at Cornell would like to invite you to their Military Preview Days. It seems that b-schools are leaning more and more into these events, and are competing for your attention. Veterans make up just under 10% … Read More