MBA Student Life Articles

  • Lessons Learned at HBS: “I Can’t Believe It Works!”

    Lessons Learned at HBS: “I Can’t Believe It Works!”

    by on February 19th, 2015

    Former Amgen CEO and HBS Professor Kevin Sharer shares his insights on lessons learned at HBS. The HBS class of 2014 is now scattered around the world, with a large contingent in San Francisco. On a rainy mid-December … Read More

  • 10 Things You Don’t Know About HBS Students

    10 Things You Don’t Know About HBS Students

    by on February 18th, 2015

    The Harbus Chief Commercial Officer (and HBS partner) Megan Fairbank brings you 10 fun, compelling and unexpected facts about members of the HBS community. This week, RC (i.e. first-year HBS student) Philip Blackett … Read More

  • Mindfulness As a Route to Being Present in the HBS Experience

    Mindfulness As a Route to Being Present in the HBS Experience

    by on February 17th, 2015

    Adam Flick (EC—second-year HBS student), an organizer of the upcoming BioHacking Conference, shares some of what he’s learned about the benefits of mindfulness as an antidote to anxiety, FOMO and stress about money. … Read More

  • While the HBS Students Were at FIELD, the Partners Partied in Boston

    While the HBS Students Were at FIELD, the Partners Partied in Boston

    by on February 14th, 2015

    Partner columnist Emily Dohse tells RCs (first-year HBS students) what they missed while they were at FIELD. Welcome back, RCs! Your partners missed you. Unless of course you’re a partner who got to travel the world … Read More

  • Your First-Year HBS Kit: The Harbus Guide to Second Semester

    Your First-Year HBS Kit: The Harbus Guide to Second Semester

    by on February 12th, 2015

    Editor in Chief and EC—second-year HBS student—Nabil Mohamed provides an unofficial guide this semester’s RC classes. Congratulations to all the RCs (first-year students) out there. You made it past the … Read More

  • HBS Final Term

    HBS Final Term

    by on February 10th, 2015

    The storm has passed and some semblance of normality has returned to campus. It seems everyone has settled into their new schedules and the busyness that accompanies “normal” here at HBS. So, what’s my final term … Read More

  • “HBS MBA More Walgreens Than Apple,” Says Survey

    “HBS MBA More Walgreens Than Apple,” Says Survey

    by on February 9th, 2015

    A survey of over 100 students conducted by The Harbus reveals the HBS MBA program has a net promoter score (NPS) of 41, with 51% of students considering themselves extremely likely to recommend it to a friend or … Read More

  • What Is Your B-School Social Scene?

    What Is Your B-School Social Scene?

    by on February 3rd, 2015

    You’ve heard a lot about taking the GMAT, applying to MBA programs, and structuring your business school education, but maybe you haven’t heard—or even thought—so much about the business school social scene. This … Read More

  • The HBS Final Term Has Begun

    The HBS Final Term Has Begun

    by on January 30th, 2015

    It’s been a while, so please allow me to wish you a belated Happy New Year! It’s been more than a month since my last post and I would love to tell you that it’s not because I was too busy to write, but truthfully … Read More

  • Choosing Your MBA Concentration

    Choosing Your MBA Concentration

    by on January 22nd, 2015

    I am a student at Emory University’s Goizueta Business School. I was born and raised in Ohio and graduated from the United States Military Academy at West Point in 2004 with a BS in Operations Research. Prior to … Read More

  • MBA Student Dilemma: What’s My Mission?

    MBA Student Dilemma: What’s My Mission?

    by on January 6th, 2015

    Where would you work if you could go anywhere? That’s the dilemma facing MBAs matriculating from top b-school programs. It’s a current dilemma that I, and several of my veteran classmates, face.  “ … if we could … Read More

  • First Semester of HBS: A Review by a Former Army Officer

    First Semester of HBS: A Review by a Former Army Officer

    by on December 31st, 2014

    First semester of HBS just ended, but it does not feel like 25% of my MBA experience is already over! Often times I get the feeling of “where did all the time go?” But with some deeper introspection, I’ve realized … Read More

  • My Second Year at HBS: Lifetime Analysis

    My Second Year at HBS: Lifetime Analysis

    by on December 23rd, 2014

    I am now at the midway mark of my second year and into the long awaited winter break. Unlike last year when I spent the break traveling South America, this year I will be devoting time and energy to my start-up. In … Read More

  • An HBS Student’s Simple, but Challenging New Year’s Resolution

    An HBS Student’s Simple, but Challenging New Year’s Resolution

    by on December 22nd, 2014

    Now that we’ve made it through a mountain of collective holiday feasts, it’s time to turn our thoughts to another landmark on the calendar, the New Year. And with it, our New Year Resolution(s). Is that still a … Read More