Category Archives: social skills

My spouse got into HBS; what can I expect as a partner?

My fiance who is 24 recently got accepted and will be attending HBS. I myself am 24 and was curious how big of a role I will play, i.e. drinking with her section and so on, and what to expect as a male partner?  I will also be attending an MBA program in Boston at […]

I’m 38 and have been unemployed for 2 years. What should I do to get my life back on track?

I am 38 years old – BS/BA in marketing – been unemployed now for 2 years – what do you think I should do?  I would like a MBA from a top-tier school but do not have the money.  What should I do to get my life rolling in the right direction? –Mike The Harvard […]

What do you wish someone had told you before starting HBS?

“I was recently accepted to HBS. Is there anything that you know now that you wish some one had told you before you started?” The Harvard MBA says: First of all, congratulations.  In tough times, it becomes even harder to get into HBS.  It also takes a strong constitution to ignore the (largely undeserved) flogging […]

What is the social life like at HBS?

“I’m thinking of applying to an MBA program at an American University, most notably at Harvard. I am keen to get a rounded experience of university in the US. What I want to know is what is the social life like at Harvard in particular? Ancilliary question: Do you know if postgraduate students can join […]

Should I ask my friends to set me up on dates?

“I’ve been single for about a year now, after breaking up with my fiancé. In that time, I have not so much as let another man kiss me. I just haven’t met anyone I’m very interested in enough to date. My therapist advised me to ask my friends to keep an eye out for guys […]

How do you give good answers to tough questions?

I was having lunch yesterday with some friends, when the subject turned to questions and answers. My friend had attended a conference panel, and complained that the panelists all failed to adequately answer her question. (In defense of those panelists, the question was a difficult one without a clear right answer.) I proceeded to answer […]