Friday, August 19, 2011
Stav: Welcome to the MBA show!!!!
i’m international MBA of mystery
[Miro & Stav intorduce themselves.]
Christina: And I’m TheRealTomRose!
Miro: So today we’re going to talk about pre-term. But first - Tom, do you want to introduce today’s headline?
Christina: (excitedly!) YES! Let’s get to it! “Should I go to Harvard?”
Stav: So there’s this guy who was admitted to HBS, but he’s arrogant enough to publicly debate his decision to accept the offer or not. He put up a website, Should I Go To Harvard.com, with two buttons on it and allows the public to vote Yes or No.
Christina: What? Why is he doing this?
Miro: Obviously, this is a publicity stunt for his startup! His press release mentions that he’s the CEO of CollegeBudget.com. The
Stav: As a mater of fact, I have a quote here from the CEO: quote: “I don’t consider this a publicity stunt.”.
Stav: Wait, wait, wait. I have another quote here. “It has been a meaningful way to get feedback.”
[More Group Laughter]
Christina: Well what’s the latest news with it?
Miro: This just in! Harvard just opened their own website: ShouldWeRejectThisDoucheBagOrNot....Dot EDU.
Stav: Seriously though, as of last week he had 25,000 votes. This seems to have been a good venture! But now - his domain reroutes to Harvard.edu
Christina: Well clearly he’s made a decision!!!
Miro: Well, that’s one possible explanation. I think someone has been receiving some pressure from the Admissions Committee.
(2) Jargon: Pre-term
Miro: Anyway, so - many of you are starting you MBA. Many schools offer some kind of “PRE-TERM”... For those of you who don’t know. Preterm is a special week of classes that occur before real MBA classes start. It’s a change to learn topics that you might not have skills in.
Christina: Yay! Class before class! This couldn’t get any better!
Miro: Are you going?
Christina: No (dead-pan face).
Miro: Why not?
Christina: Well I spent the whole summer going back and reviewing through my old economics notebooks, so I’m ready! I don’t need pre-term to learn the stuff again!
Stav: I hate pre-term for exactly that reason. I have been brainwashed to not participate in these things.
Miro: Are you going?
Stav: Of course! I’m not going to miss out on the strong american tradition of paying a bunch of extra money for something I have already paid tons of money for.
Miro: I have been to pre-term. I think that the value of pre-term has nothing to do with academics. It’s entirely a social event. A chance to meet people and start making friends.
(3) Business School Tip of the Week: Go to Pre-term
Miro: So what do you think about this?
Christina: Well you can never have too many friends! But what’s this thing I’ve heard about...like free-term.
Miro: Actually this is great. If it doesn’t exist, you can start a free-term program. It’s a better socializing experience. Plus, if you can teach one of the topics at free-term, you can build your brand of being a smart, capable person.
Miro: Emma’s baptism
Stav: Pre Pre-term.
Christina: Movin in.
International MBA of Mystery
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