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23 Apr 2007, 07:47
Has anyone heard of b-schools holding functions together? I know there are competitions and such held between schools once in a while, but would schools in the same city every hold joint-functions to give people the opportunity to sort of cross-network? MIT and Harvard? Stern and Columbia? Chicago and Kellogg?

I guess the class sizes at most b-schools are big enough that you have more than enough people to network with, but thought it would be interesting if there were other ways to branch out.

I have friends going to Boston schools and some friends that will be at Duke and I'm hoping to visit these people and crash some of the social events. Anyone else thinking of doing the same thing?
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23 Apr 2007, 08:04
johnnyx9 wrote:
Has anyone heard of b-schools holding functions together? I know there are competitions and such held between schools once in a while, but would schools in the same city every hold joint-functions to give people the opportunity to sort of cross-network? MIT and Harvard? Stern and Columbia? Chicago and Kellogg?

I guess the class sizes at most b-schools are big enough that you have more than enough people to network with, but thought it would be interesting if there were other ways to branch out.

I have friends going to Boston schools and some friends that will be at Duke and I'm hoping to visit these people and crash some of the social events. Anyone else thinking of doing the same thing?

I have read on blogs that there are social mixers. That is probably the best time to try to network.

btw, you're on fire with all your posts today johnny
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23 Apr 2007, 08:19
Yeah I had a couple meetings cancelled so looks like it's going to be a long slow day, thought I'd get some conversations stoked up!
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23 Apr 2007, 18:27
I'm not sure about US schools but I know that Oxford & Cambridge hold a joint recruiting event every year.
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23 Apr 2007, 21:49
I have heard of schools combining for social events in cities where they do not have enough alumni of their own - but that's something for post-graduation. For current students, I think there are a lot of competitions that naturally attract rival schools. For example, I know that Darden, Duke & UNC will all have substantial representation at events like the MBA Games (Fuqua), Innovation Challenge (UNC) and MBA Softball tournament (Darden).
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24 Apr 2007, 06:12
At sports events (eg: Wharton rugby cup, MBA Olympics, etc.) or competitions several schools network.

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24 Apr 2007, 09:05
There is networking between MIT and Harvard. This is caused by the schools close proximity.

MIT and Harvard have cross registration which lets students take 2 classes total at the other institution.

There is a lot of informal networking. It is hard to go out in central square without running into both Harvard and MIT business school students.

There are a fair amount of students whose partner attends the other institution.

I am fairly sure there are a few mixers organized as well.
24 Apr 2007, 09:05
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