01 Sep 2018

A Growing Array of Engagement Opportunities

Re: Das Narayandas


Astrong, vibrant, and active alumni community is crucial to the School's ongoing success and relevance. One of the goals of The Harvard Business School Campaign was to broaden and deepen the ways in which alumni engage with each other and with the School. The Campaign, which concluded in June, inspired an expanded menu of opportunities for alumni to contribute their wisdom, time, and talents across the HBS community.

Long involved in small pockets of campus activities, alumni are now returning to Soldiers Field in larger numbers to share their knowledge with current students and the faculty. Last spring, for example, hundreds of graduates engaged with MBA students as part of the first-year capstone experience and many were involved with the new January-term Short Intensive Programs(SIPs) offered to all MBAs. Alumni around the world also play an essential role in the evolution—and success—of global immersions for students and the faculty alike. In addition, graduates share their insights with each other through Skydeck, the alumni podcast series launched in 2016; enhanced reunion programming; webinars; and other activities highlighted on the following pages.

The collective result of this increase in engagement is a stronger HBS community where graduates connect easily with their peers, current students, and HBS. These connections ensure that the work of the School has real-world application, impact, and purpose. We at HBS are excited by the expanded partnerships with alumni and grateful to those who have been and continue to be involved-in small and large ways. Together, we are leveraging the power of the global HBS community.

“Across the arc of your life, there will be ever-changing ways to engage and re-engage with the School. Your service and participation enrich the entire HBS community, and we are grateful for your involvement.”

Das Narayandas, Senior Associate Dean, External Relations and Harvard Business Publishing
Edsel Bryant Ford Professor of Business Administration


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