MBA Student Life Articles

  • 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

  • HBS Students Donate to Local Food Bank

    HBS Students Donate to Local Food Bank

    by on December 12th, 2014

    BS students have responded with a fundraising campaign for the hungry to media coverage of faculty member Ben Edelman’s dispute with a local Chinese restaurant over their overcharging him by four dollars for takeout. … Read More

  • 5 Tips to Reduce Holiday Stress

    5 Tips to Reduce Holiday Stress

    by on December 10th, 2014

    The holidays can be a celebratory, festive time of year, but can also be very stressful. Elizabeth Kozik from Student & Academic Services provides a few tips to help manage your holiday stress. 1. So Many Invites, So … Read More

  • Thanksgiving at HBS

    Thanksgiving at HBS

    by on December 3rd, 2014

    [Editor's note: This post was written on Nov 27.] It’s Thanksgiving Day today. At this time last year I was in NYC, watching the rambunctious and animated Macy’s parade from an unbelievably crowded sidewalk on … Read More

  • Harvard Arab Weekend: Are We on the Verge of a Middle-Eastern Silicon Valley?

    Harvard Arab Weekend: Are We on the Verge of a Middle-Eastern Silicon Valley?

    by on November 23rd, 2014

    The Harvard Arab weekend gets interesting. You may have noticed a large number of foreigners walking around campus two weekends ago, making their way to panels in Aldrich or receptions in Spangler. As it turns out, that … Read More

  • 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