Pride@HBS | Episode 6

It's Pride Month! To help celebrate, season 2, episode 6 of We Are HBS delves into the stories of LGBTQ+ members on-campus. Our guests share how the queer community is represented and fostered at HBS, and discuss areas that can be further developed. Conversations include the evolution of the Pride club on-campus, the challenges—and privileges—of coming out, how to make workplaces more inclusive, and what it means to live your truth. Featuring: Dan Franchino-Hall, Natalia Ortega, Arting Chang, Prof. Caroline Elkins, and Sergio Velasquez-Terjesen.

Hosted by Jade Enns and Bhargav Srinivasan 

Directed by Valentina Zarya

Marketing by Isabel Yap

Produced by Farrah Bui and Amelia Elverson

Sponsored by the Harvard Business School Student Association

Creative@HBS | Episode 5

What do a calligrapher-muralist, fantasy writer, and classically trained pianist have in common? A desire to pursue an MBA, apparently! In season 2, episode 5 of We Are HBS, we chat with two students and one alumni who are seriously pursuing their craft in parallel with professional careers. Learn how being an MBA student has affected their creativity, the importance of experimentation, and the challenges of building a sustainable artistic career. Featuring: Raphael Roesler, Yazan Halwani, and Isabel Yap

Hosted by Jade Enns and Bhargav Srinivasan 

Directed by Valentina Zarya

Marketing by Isabel Yap

Produced by Farrah Bui and Amelia Elverson

Sponsored by the Harvard Business School Student Association

Hustle@HBS | Episode 4

B-school can be costly - luckily, there’s a variety of ways to make ends meet. In Season 2, episode 4 of We Are HBS, we chat with members of the HBS community who’ve got a side hustle. Our guests include Miss Massachusetts 2019, a lieutenant in the Air Force Reserve, and the first business hire in a robotics start-up. Along the way they share various lessons, including how they balance this work with classes, cases, important relationships...and sleep. Listen and be inspired! Featuring: Jose Barreto, Akash Nandi, and Kelly O’Grady

Hosted by Jade Enns and Bhargav Srinivasan 

Directed by Valentina Zarya

Marketing by Isabel Yap

Produced by Farrah Bui and Amelia Elverson

Sponsored by the Harvard Business School Student Association

Sports@HBS | Episode 3

Ever wanted to work in sports? Curious about what it's like to be a pro athlete - then shift careers? In season 2, episode 3 of We Are HBS, we investigate the intersection between business and fitness. Our guests tackle the challenges of balancing a passion for sports with demanding schedules, discuss how their athletic backgrounds influenced their professional paths, and offer tips on breaking into the rapidly changing sports industry. Featuring: Angela Ruggiero, Wande Olabisi, and Anna Resman

Hosted by Jade Enns and Bhargav Srinivasan 

Directed by Valentina Zarya

Produced by Farrah Bui and Amelia Elverson

Sponsored by the Harvard Business School Student Association

Black@HBS | Episode 2

Inspired by Black History Month, we caught up with students to learn about the experience of being black on-campus. Our guests dive into topics ranging from access to education, growing up multiracial, the history of black students at HBS, and how HBS is approaching diversity. Featuring: Avis Atkins, Grace Feenstra, Pharoah Green, Lindsey Morrow, and Prof. Tsedal Neeley.

Hosted by Jade Enns and Bhargav Srinivasan 

Directed by Valentina Zarya

Produced by Farrah Bui and Amelia Elverson

Sponsored by the Harvard Business School Student Association

Love@HBS | Episode 1

We kick off season two of We Are HBS—Harvard Business School’s only student-produced podcast—with a behind-the-scenes look at love on campus. Listen to couples from different walks of life get real about what it’s like to be one of a pair. From the RCs who fell in love just last semester to the alumni who just got back from their honeymoon, here’s what it’s really like to love…at HBS. Featuring: Jonathan Biagiotti, Rebecca Cai, Robi Cai, Cassie Choi, Amelia Elverson, Kate Grosch, Zack Hoyt, and Proud Limpongpan.

Hosted by Jade Enns and Bhargav Srinivasan 

Directed by Valentina Zarya

Produced by Farrah Bui and Amelia Elverson

Sponsored by the Harvard Business School Student Association

Welcome! | Episode 0

Welcome to season two of We Are HBS, Harvard Business School’s only student-produced podcast. Tune in to get a quick taste of our show and meet the podcast’s new co-hosts, Jade and Bhargav. This season, we aim to go beyond the resumes and accolades of our—let’s be real—intimidatingly impressive student body and help you, the listener, get to know the humans on our campus. 

Hosted by Jade Enns and Bhargav Srinivasan 

Directed by Valentina Zarya

Produced by Farrah Bui and Amelia Elverson

Sponsored by the Harvard Business School Student Association

Sana Mohammed

Sana Mohammed is a second year MBA student in the class of 2019 and the current co-President of the Harvard Business School Student Association. We recorded this episode in the spring of Sana's first year at HBS and through this conversation got to learn more about why she chose energy for her pre-MBA career (despite it not being her passion choice) and how she hopes to pivot post-MBA. It's a great discussion of the importance of family to her and in life, but also the importance of taking care of and focusing on yourself.

 

Hosted by Madeline Keulen and Brett Neustadt
Produced by Tim Shi, Imola Pinter, and D. R. Rockwell
Sponsored by the Harvard Business School Student Association

Evan Kornbluh & Peter Hill – Living the Mission

Evan Kornbluh and Peter Hill are members of the HBS Class of 2018 and we recorded this conversation with them just before their graduation last spring. This episode was a first for us -- interviewing two students at once! Listen to this chat with us to learn about the MBA Oath from Evan & Peter as well as the initiative they helped to lead in the second year, Living the Mission. This was an important episode for us -- we hope the conversation helps to spark more discussions into the role of MBAs in our society and how we as graduates can make a positive contribution as we leave HBS.

 

Hosted by Madeline Keulen and Brett Neustadt
Produced by Tim Shi, Imola Pinter, and D. R. Rockwell
Sponsored by the Harvard Business School Student Association

Dilan Gomih

Dilan Gomih is a second year MBA student in the class of 2019 and the current Chief Wellness Officer of the Harvard Business School Student Association. In this episode we get to hear stories from Dilan's prior life in finance, her career as a fitness instructor, and how that all tied together to bring her to HBS. We recorded this episode in the spring of her first year at HBS and loved hearing her perspectives on how to bring wellness into student life and beyond.

 

Hosted by Madeline Keulen and Brett Neustadt
Produced by Tim Shi, Imola Pinter, and D. R. Rockwell
Sponsored by the Harvard Business School Student Association

Kevin Ferguson II

Kevin Ferguson II is a recent graduate of the HBS class of 2018 and was the co-President of the HBS Student Association along with Angelica Castellanos (see our previous episode with her). In this episode, recorded a few weeks before Kevin graduated, we get to hear a great reflection on Kevin’s time at HBS as a student and Student Association co-President including his path to HBS, the many great friends he met while a student, and his ambitions beyond HBS as he gets ready to move to China on a fellowship.

 

Hosted by Madeline Keulen and Brett Neustadt
Produced by Tim Shi, Imola Pinter, and D. R. Rockwell
Sponsored by the Harvard Business School Student Association

New We Are HBS Podcast Episode with Angie Castellanos

Angelica Castellanos just graduated in the HBS Class of 2018 and was the co-President of the HBS Student Association during her second year. We recorded this episode a few weeks before she graduated, and got to hear great perspectives on life at HBS as a mom, family business, learning about oneself at HBS, and even bomb sniffing dogs. 

Hosted by Madeline Keulen and Brett Neustadt
Produced by Tim Shi, Imola Pinter, and D. R. Rockwell
Sponsored by the Harvard Business School Student Association

New We Are HBS Podcast with Jess Zhao about the HBS Show and more

Jess Zhao graduated from HBS a few months ago. During HBS, Jess was a leader in comedy and performance art at school. She was the Head Writer of the HBS Show, a yearly-performed musical parody that presents the HBS student life experience through the lens of a special topic (this year - Lord of the Rings). The show is completely student written, produced, choreographed and performed. Listening to the podcast, you can learn about Jess' experience with comedy and creativity at HBS, the creative process of how the HBS Show is developed, and how the specialized HBS classes such as Business Entertainment and Media helped Jess further develop her passion. You can also get a peek into the quirky norms of HBS life that Jess loves to use as seed for her stand ups.

The HBS Show has a youtube account - past trailers, clips, and more -, where you can learn more about comedy at HBS.

Hosted by Madeline Keulen and Brett Neustadt

Produced by Tim Shi, Imola Pinter, and D. R. Rockwell

Sponsored by the Harvard Business School Student Association

Sasha Kaletsky - New We Are HBS episode about cryptocurrency and more

Listen to the new We Are HBS podcast with Sasha Kaletsky. Sasha is a first year HBS student. Before his MBA, Sasha ran a nightclub while studying human sciences at Oxford, then worked for Uber in London. Now, in between HBS classes, Sasha is doing everything related to cryptocurrencies. Listening to the podcast, you can learn the basic definition of cryptocurrencies, how this market is expected to evolve, and what the cryptocurrency community does here, at HBS.

Hosted by Madeline Keulen and Brett Neustadt
Produced by Tim Shi, Imola Pinter, and D. R. Rockwell
Sponsored by the Harvard Business School Student Association

Laura Carpenter - New We Are HBS Podcast Episode Available!

Listen to the new We Are HBS podcast with Laura Carpenter. Laura is a second year HBS student with a diverse background of a nuclear engineering degree, consulting and engineering work experience, and a passion for fitness and running. At HBS, Laura found her true north and created Abridge News, an online news website that helps people build a balanced perspective by showing compelling arguments on different sides of a debate. Learn about Laura’s path toward creating Abridge News, her take on the media today, and her vision for the news sharing movement.

Learn more about Abridge News at: https://www.abridgenews.com/

Hosted by Madeline Keulen and Brett Neustadt
Produced by Tim Shi, Imola Pinter, and D. R. Rockwell
Sponsored by the Harvard Business School Student Association

Anmol Gupta - New We Are HBS Podcast Episode

Anmol Gupta is an MD-MBA student currently in his first year at HBS. Listening to the podcast you can learn about Anmol’s motivation and passion to pursue a medical degree and his life-changing learnings from the journey of becoming a doctor. Anmol also tells the story of how he developed two different medical devices and the challenges of the work.

Hosted by Madeline Keulen and Brett Neustadt
Produced by Tim Shi, Imola Pinter, and D. R. Rockwell
Sponsored by the Harvard Business School Student Association

We Are HBS - New episode with Rebecca Feickert

Rebecca Feickert is a second year HBS student from rural North Dakota. Rebecca is the co-founder of Trey, a social enterprise dedicated to objectively advising and empowering high school athletes (as well as athletes’ families, coaches, and mentors) throughout the college athletic recruiting process. In this episode you can learn about Rebecca’s journey towards NCAA basketball, the challenges of the system, and her experience building a startup with the support of the HBS ecosystem.

Learn more about Trey at: www.treyathletes.com

Hosted by Madeline Keulen and Brett Neustadt
Produced by Tim Shi, Imola Pinter, and D. R. Rockwell
Sponsored by the Harvard Business School Student Association

We Are HBS - New episode with Joe Moriarty

Tune into the new We Are HBS podcast with Joe Moriarty. Joe is a first year HBS student who grew up in Medina, New York. Joe is the founder of a new HBS club, BIGS (Business Ideas For Generational Shifts) that focuses on finding business opportunities around long-term demographic changes. During his chat with Madeline and Brett, Joe talks about where he grew up, the industries he worked in, and how those shaped his thinking about work and his life’s purpose today.

Hosted by Madeline Keulen and Brett Neustadt
Produced by Tim Shi, Imola Pinter, and D. R. Rockwell
Sponsored by the Harvard Business School Student Association

We Are HBS - Second episode with Barbara Gonzalez

Tune in to the new episode of the We Are HBS podcast with Barbara Gonzalez. Barbara is a second year HBS student from Mexico City and is currently one of the only two Mexican female students on campus. In this episode Barbara shares with us what motivated her growing up to apply to HBS and what drives her here to be a role model to aspiring women in Latin America. She talks about her vision of the future for Latinas in education and the workforce as well as her work with the LatAm Club of HBS to attract more Latin American women to the university.

Hosted by Madeline Keulen and Brett Neustadt
Produced by Tim Shi, Imola Pinter, and D. R. Rockwell
Sponsored by the Harvard Business School Student Association