Monthly Archives: January 2011

Pranay Harsh, Wharton School

The first semester at Wharton really flew by. It’s hard to imagine that I had arrived in Philly back in late July and that I’ve been there for more than five months now! 

Barry Chien, Cheung Kong Graduate School of Business

For certain individuals, it makes more sense to begin a career as an entrepreneur first rather than a venture capitalist and that’s exactly what Kevin O’Connor did. 

Thomas Gatley, Tsinghua University School of Economics & Management

So your professor asks every study group in your class to produce a course summary: a comprehensive run-through of the textbook and readings for the semester. PowerPoint? “Unnecessary, this is 100 per cent about content.” Can we focus on a few key highlights? “no, you need to cover everything.” 

Vladimir Vano, WU and Carlson

The virtual team project is a unique experience of around-the-globe collaboration. 

Thomas Gatley, Tsinghua University School of Economics & Management

Standing backstage in my tuxedo, watching a group of Chinese EMBA students perform a highly polished flamenco routine in front of an audience of hundreds of their (and my) peers, I had something of an epiphany.

 

Ryan Conway, Thunderbird School of Global Management

Well the trimester is now over and my final group deliverable for my business intelligence capstone course, a client presentation and white paper on the global energy market, was well received by both the client and the professor. 

Anthemos Georgiades, Harvard Business School

Ask most MBA applicants how they would choose between HBS and Stanford Graduate School of Business, and most would reply that HBS was the stellar old-school business brand, whereas Stanford is the place you go to launch tech startups. From the professional ambitions of my friends who have been to each this is broadly true. 

Vera Guerreiro, Tuck School of Business

Now that I am finally on holiday it’s time to think about what I want to get out of the last two terms of business school. Everyone says it goes by too fast, so how can I make sure I really make the most of it?