Advice for This Year's Graduates — As they gathered on HBS campus recently for their One-Year Reunion, members of the Class of 2017 shared advice and words of encouragement for graduates in the Class of 2018.

 

There are 80,000+ HBS alumni around the world. Welcome to your new network. Below are some of the resources that will be available to you after you graduate…


CONNECT

 

ALUMNI APP

The same HBS Mobile app you used as a student becomes even more useful as an alum. The alumni view puts the most essential tools of the alumni website into an app that's personalized for you. If you haven't downloaded the app, search for HBS Mobile in your phone's app store and download it today. HBS Mobile app for alumni features My Directory, My Events, My Class Notes, My Giving, Alumni News, the Alumni Bulletin, and more! And be sure to turn on notifications to receive occasional news updates from the School.

ALUMNI DIRECTORY
Update your alumni profile in order to see and be seen by the entire worldwide HBS network. Be sure to note your industry and personal interests to make it easy to connect with other alumni and to find programs, news, and opportunities that match your profile. Then use the directory to find and connect with alumni who share your interests, live near you, or are where you want to go.

ALUMNI CLUBS & ASSOCIATIONS
More than 100 clubs can help you network, grow, and have an impact. Visit the Alumni Clubs website and join a local club or Shared Interest Group.

HBS ALUMNI BULLETIN
Read your quarterly update on classmates, the School, and current business trends. Now also available as an app to download and read wherever you travel.

CLASS NOTES
Find out the latest personal news from your peers – and share your own updates on your job, your personal life, your travels, and more!

SOCIAL MEDIA
Keeping in touch was never easier with #HBSAlumni on LinkedIn, Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram. Follow us to stay on top of HBS and alumni news.

REUNIONS
Save the date for your One-Year Reunion (May 17-19, 2019). This is the first chance for your class and section mates to return to campus, share your post-graduation experiences, talk up your new business ideas, and hear from some faculty favorites.

ALUMNI WEBSITE
Alumni.hbs.edu is your gateway to alumni news, programs and events, volunteer opportunities, and much more. Tap into the alumni network to advance your career, increase your knowledge, make community connections, and stay on top of the latest and best business thinking.

EVENTS
Join other alumni in your city, region, industry segment, or who share your interests.


ADVANCE

 

CAREER RESOURCES
The best of CPD, tailored to your particular career stage and goals.

JOBS AND COACHING
Your toolkit to making your next move.

VIRTUAL PROGRAMS
Join in webinars led by career coaches and other employment experts.


LEARN

 

SKYDECK
Tune into the HBS alumni podcast series, featuring alumni sharing lessons learned from business and their own life expieriences.

WORKING KNOWLEDGE
Get the latest research and thinking from HBS faculty.

eBAKER
Up-to-the-minute research of companies worldwide.

ALUMNI PROGRAMS AND EVENTS
Learn from experts and each other through our virtual and in-person events.

HARVARD BUSINESS REVIEW
As an HBS alumnus/a, you get free online access to the world’s best business magazine.


GIVE BACK

 

VOLUNTEER
Young alumni support the School and the global alumni community by volunteering in a wide range of important roles, from reunion planning to fundraising to writing Class Notes. If you are interested in building a lifelong, substantive and meaningful relationship with HBS, please select one or more of the volunteer roles at the end of the graduating student survey to indicate your interest. An External Relations or MBA staff member will follow up over the summer with more details.

FINANCIAL SUPPORT
With more than 20% of the School’s operating revenue coming from alumni support, philanthropy has always been an important part of HBS’s legacy. Prospective students, alumni considering leadership gifts, and peer institutions all use gift participation as an important indicator of alumni dedication to the mission and future of HBS. In the words of Kunal Modi, MBA 2013, former Student Association President and current Alumni Board member, “It's an affirmation of the positive impact HBS continues to make on students' lives and inspiration for us all to continue doing our part to pay it forward for future generations." Please consider joining the HBS community of supporters by making your first gift to HBS today.