It’s easy to make that intellectual connection which, I think, is harder to find outside of this academic environment. But as we got to know each other through our discussion group, I came to respect him greatly.We always ended up on the same side of the arguments, and whereas I could teach him Finance he excelled in Technology and Operations Management, so we complemented each other’s skillset.You're getting into your late 20's and your friends were starting to get married and both my girlfriends and my guy friends were talking about wanting a relationship."One year after graduation, Neil is still single—and a little nostalgic for the girls of Harvard Business School."The educational level of the city where I live now is 100-percent different than the people at HBS.It's not the same mecca of academic excellence," he said.
I dated some guys who were a little too into me a little too quick, and I'm sure they dated girls who acted similarly.
We also serendipitously lived a few blocks away from each other off campus, so he would pick me up on the way to discussion group, and we would walk every day to and from school. I remember the moment I looked at him ‘differently’.
We were sitting in Burden Auditorium waiting for a speaker and he recounted an experience he had as an Officer in the Army while flying Apaches in Afghanistan.
The business school experience is different for everyone.
Some students come to HBS with partners, some bring their families, and some are in long distance relationships—while others are single and interested in exploring the dating scene in Boston and at HBS.