MBA Student Life Articles

  • How to Stay on Your Game and Keep Your Mind Sharp During the Break

    How to Stay on Your Game and Keep Your Mind Sharp During the Break

    by on July 17th, 2014

    We’re in the middle of summer and I admit there’s nothing much better for a student than finally getting a break from the school year. Summer plans are made for swimming, barbeques, vacations out of town, or plain … Read More

  • What Can You Expect in an MBA Program?

    What Can You Expect in an MBA Program?

    by on July 13th, 2014

    My name is Khalia Jenkins and I am a rising 2nd year MBA student at Clark Atlanta University with a concentration in Marketing. For my undergraduate degree, I attended the University of Cincinnati in my hometown of … Read More

  • One Year Down, Second Year Bound

    One Year Down, Second Year Bound

    by on July 9th, 2014

    Hardly Working So for the past 7 weeks, I’ve been back out on the west coast living and working in the Silicon Valley for Google. It has been an out of this world experience thus far and I hardly want to come to grips … Read More

  • 4 Reasons I Brought My Military Uniform with Me to B-School

    4 Reasons I Brought My Military Uniform with Me to B-School

    by on July 7th, 2014

    An Army combat veteran from West Point shares a perspective on why some lessons from the military still apply, even in settings where you might assume otherwise. My name is Ben Faw. I am a West Point graduate, Class of … Read More

  • How to Get the Most from an Internship

    How to Get the Most from an Internship

    by on June 17th, 2014

    Ah, summertime. For most, the season conjures up images of water parks and ball games. After two crazy semesters, MBAs need a summer getaway like everyone else. But you won’t find them heading off to the Grand Canyon … Read More

  • What My MBA at Harvard Did NOT Teach Me

    What My MBA at Harvard Did NOT Teach Me

    by on June 14th, 2014

    The only way to make an impact is to go to Wall Street. More HBS graduates are heading out to the West Coast to make a difference, taking positions in product management, marketing, sales, and general management. In a … Read More

  • Naval Officer at HBS: My First Year

    Naval Officer at HBS: My First Year

    by on June 13th, 2014

    Written by a former Navy officer, HBS Class of 2015. Reflections on my RC year I can’t believe how fast the past year has gone by. Here I am, at sunny San Francisco on the eve of my MBA summer internship start date, … Read More

  • A Conversation on Leadership after Graduation

    A Conversation on Leadership after Graduation

    by on June 12th, 2014

    When I graduated from HBS in 2010, I started down the common path of becoming a management consultant, but I knew I wanted to become an entrepreneur down the road. I believed that experiences in one setting could … Read More

  • Interesting MBA Full Scholarship Contest

    Interesting MBA Full Scholarship Contest

    by on June 11th, 2014

    Recently, I received an email from a reader named Janet Smith who applied for a full ride scholarship to Lipscomb University. She happily has become a finalist! MBA scholarships are hard to come by (I have applied to … Read More

  • Business School Internship

    Business School Internship

    by on June 8th, 2014

    My name is Richard Battle-Baxter and I’m a second-year MBA student at the Johnson Graduate School of Management at Cornell University. I grew up in New Jersey and graduated from Rutgers University in 2004 with a BA … Read More

  • What I Learned in My First Year at HBS

    What I Learned in My First Year at HBS

    by on June 7th, 2014

    Having finished the brutally busy first year, I’m now weighing what we learned. Over the past nine months, we have gone through 270 cases in 10 classes, making the same difficult decisions the case protagonists had to … Read More

  • First Year at HBS Coming to an End: Lifetime Analysis

    First Year at HBS Coming to an End: Lifetime Analysis

    by on June 6th, 2014

    Since arriving at HBS I have been tracking my use of time. It is essentially a wordless diary—just data input to an Excel spreadsheet. Requiring only 30 seconds a day, the tracking depicts my activities and their … Read More

  • HBS Japan Trek 2014

    HBS Japan Trek 2014

    by on June 5th, 2014

    Last week, from May 23rd through 31st, 78 HBS students and their partners participated in HBS Japan Trek 2014. We visited four cities—Kyoto, Hiroshima, Hakone and Tokyo, and were treated to eight incredible, exciting … Read More

  • Entrepreneurship in B-School

    Entrepreneurship in B-School

    by on June 4th, 2014

    My name is Richard Battle-Baxter and I’m a second-year MBA student at the Johnson Graduate School of Management at Cornell University. I grew up in New Jersey and graduated from Rutgers University in 2004 with a BA … Read More