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Re: Just how powerful is the HBS brand on your resume? [#permalink] New post 30 Jul 2008, 11:04
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Really?

http://www.wellesley.edu/Transportation/senate.html :P

From Wikipedia: "The Senate bus is operated by the Wellesley College Department of Housing and Transportation, running Friday through Sunday every week. After leaving Wellesley, stops are made at Harvard Square, MIT's Kresge Auditorium, and Beacon Street in Boston."

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Maybe I'm wrong, but I'm sure the Wellseley MRS thing is a leftover from the '50's as well.
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Re: Just how powerful is the HBS brand on your resume? [#permalink] New post 30 Jul 2008, 11:50
To be fair though, similar buses from Brandeis, Smith, Amherst, etc all have stops in Harvard Square, Kendall/Cambridge Square, downtown. Some also have stops on Comm Ave near the Boston U campus.... :)

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http://www.wellesley.edu/Transportation/senate.html :P

From Wikipedia: "The Senate bus is operated by the Wellesley College Department of Housing and Transportation, running Friday through Sunday every week. After leaving Wellesley, stops are made at Harvard Square, MIT's Kresge Auditorium, and Beacon Street in Boston."

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Maybe I'm wrong, but I'm sure the Wellseley MRS thing is a leftover from the '50's as well.
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Re: Just how powerful is the HBS brand on your resume? [#permalink] New post 31 Jul 2008, 04:19
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I heard one time that a guy hit a deer with his car. The poor thing was wedged in his grill. He did not know what to do so he tried the only thing he could think of......he put his hands on the deer corpse and said "I am a Harvard MBA" and the deer came back to life, fixed the car damage, and ran back into the woods. True story.

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Re: Just how powerful is the HBS brand on your resume? [#permalink] New post 31 Jul 2008, 08:02
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A guy I knew in High School went to Harvard for undergrad. We were in a bar one day when a really drunk guy walked up to our table and looked at the Harvard guy and said "hey you! did you murder somebody?" and Harvard guy actually opened up his wallet, pulled out his harvard student ID and said "no, i go to harvard."...drunk guy walked away.

A girl I know always talks about how she went to Harvard law. turns out that she went to Boalt (great school btw) but went to Harvard law for a semester. but to think day she tells everyone that she went to Harvard law. she went on a date with a friend of mine and my friend told me when they started talking it went something like this:

Harvard Girl: I can't tell you what I do for a living because you'll be too intimidated
My friend: uh, don't worry, i won't be.
HG: ok, i'm a district attorney.
friend: oh cool.
HG: But i really can't tell you where i went to school or else you'll be really intimidated
friend: uh (rolling his eyes at this point), you really don't have to worry about that...
HG: ok, i went to harvard. are you intimidated?
friend: uh, no.
HG: why not?
friend....on and on...short date.

I think the brand names goes pretty far and works well if you take the "modest" approach where you don't bring it up but wait until someone asks and then say "well, I went to Harvard".

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Great story about the phycho bitch! :-D Loved it.

Otherwise, I totally agree. If somebody asks you what you do, just go for the casual answer. If somebody qsks you specifics, then you go Wharton or HBS. Modesty and casualness are the best approaches I reckon (don't fall in the fake modesty trap though, that feels just akward).

Over here the bars we hang out at are generally populated with Wharton students, but even when a non-Whartonite asks you what you do, they are not impressed (they get used to see these people all year, so they don't care anymore - that's my first impression after a week over here anyway).

RVD, are you a first or second year student? If first, what cohort?
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Re: Just how powerful is the HBS brand on your resume? [#permalink] New post 01 Aug 2008, 05:44
honestly I hate the modest people. lol Ok hates a strong word but as long as you don't say it condescending, I don't see why not. It makes me more interested. Or another instance where I asked this girls bf why he was moving away, and he said for work. However I knew he was a doctor and going for a residency. Who caresss I like to hear things like that, it gives me more drive.
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Re: Just how powerful is the HBS brand on your resume? [#permalink] New post 01 Aug 2008, 09:39
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honestly I hate the modest people. lol Ok hates a strong word but as long as you don't say it condescending, I don't see why not. It makes me more interested. Or another instance where I asked this girls bf why he was moving away, and he said for work. However I knew he was a doctor and going for a residency. Who caresss I like to hear things like that, it gives me more drive.


I think the issue is you're probably in the minority when it comes to this. Most people would find a person arrogant even if they mention it non-condescendingly, that's why many "modest" people have adopted the tactic of not mentioning it unless they have to.

I guess this is a case where those HBS (and other top school attendees) just can't win either way. :P
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There's an intriguing new book out about the student experience at HBS - "Ahead of the Curve: Two Years at Harvard Business School" by Philip Broughton (Class of '06, incidentally graduated without a job :) )

Interesting snippets from Bloomberg (http://www.bloomberg.com/apps/news?pid=20601088&sid=aeELPWJU1xX8&refer=home)

For some members of his class, accustomed to 80-hour workweeks, the 55 hours of academic work expected of students seemed like a vacation, he writes. One veteran of a private equity firm "did not expect to learn much, but she was looking forward to sleeping, working out and taking long vacations.''

HBS is all about leadership, starting with the school's mission statement: "to educate leaders who make a difference in the world.'' Even lowly positions at student clubs are advertised as "leadership opportunities'' and carry the title of vice president.

"The degree enabled them to get jobs that robbed them of their private lives,'' he says. The consolation is that the money they accumulate eventually allows them "to live the lives they wanted.''
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Re: Just how powerful is the HBS brand on your resume? [#permalink] New post 04 Aug 2008, 11:34
Nice snippet, solaris1. kudos!
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Re: Just how powerful is the HBS brand on your resume? [#permalink] New post 04 Aug 2008, 16:51
I think having the HBS brand on your resume will increase its strength, making it stronger than Angelsoft but not as strong as Charmin Ultra.
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Re: Just how powerful is the HBS brand on your resume? [#permalink] New post 04 Aug 2008, 17:31
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I think having the HBS brand on your resume will increase its strength, making it stronger than Angelsoft but not as strong as Charmin Ultra.


I heart Charmin Ultra... :kiss
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Re: Just how powerful is the HBS brand on your resume? [#permalink] New post 05 Aug 2008, 10:58
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Great story about the phycho bitch! :-D Loved it.

Otherwise, I totally agree. If somebody asks you what you do, just go for the casual answer. If somebody qsks you specifics, then you go Wharton or HBS. Modesty and casualness are the best approaches I reckon (don't fall in the fake modesty trap though, that feels just akward).

Over here the bars we hang out at are generally populated with Wharton students, but even when a non-Whartonite asks you what you do, they are not impressed (they get used to see these people all year, so they don't care anymore - that's my first impression after a week over here anyway).

RVD, are you a first or second year student? If first, what cohort?


Hey Audio, I'm actually a 1st year student at Wharton West (executive program) so I'm not out there in Philadelphia.

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Re: Just how powerful is the HBS brand on your resume? [#permalink] New post 20 Oct 2008, 02:39
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I heard one time that a guy hit a deer with his car. The poor thing was wedged in his grill. He did not know what to do so he tried the only thing he could think of......he put his hands on the deer corpse and said "I am a Harvard MBA" and the deer came back to life, fixed the car damage, and ran back into the woods. True story.


I was so touched by this story that I fell down from my chair !!
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Re: Just how powerful is the HBS brand on your resume? [#permalink] New post 20 Oct 2008, 07:20
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Re: Just how powerful is the HBS brand on your resume? [#permalink] New post 20 Oct 2008, 07:28
you guys are too funny...if I get into HBS, i am going to get a "I HAVE AN HBS MBA" tattooed on my forehead...
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Re: Just how powerful is the HBS brand on your resume? [#permalink] New post 20 Oct 2008, 08:06
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you guys are too funny...if I get into HBS, i am going to get a "I HAVE AN HBS MBA" tattooed on my forehead...


You won't need it. They don't let you graduate w/o having a permanent smug look on your face that says it all -- HBS alum, biotch!
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Re: Just how powerful is the HBS brand on your resume? [#permalink] New post 20 Oct 2008, 08:15
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you guys are too funny...if I get into HBS, i am going to get a "I HAVE AN HBS MBA" tattooed on my forehead...


You won't need it. They don't let you graduate w/o having a permanent smug look on your face that says it all -- HBS alum, biotch!


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Re: Just how powerful is the HBS brand on your resume? [#permalink] New post 20 Oct 2008, 08:15
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you guys are too funny...if I get into HBS, i am going to get a "I HAVE AN HBS MBA" tattooed on my forehead...


You won't need it. They don't let you graduate w/o having a permanent smug look on your face that says it all -- HBS alum, biotch!


Ha ha ha .....
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Re: Just how powerful is the HBS brand on your resume? [#permalink] New post 12 Apr 2014, 15:31
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This thread is epic hahahahahahahah!!! Do HBS jokes pre-date chuck norris jokes?
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