Xo Scrubb (MBA 2022) - Career and Professional Development at HBS
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So my first touch point with career services was right in the beginning of the school year, I came into school with an exploding job offer, not something I particularly recommend, but it was a great opportunity, but I was really torn because as a first generation uh grad student, first generation college student, I never really sat down and actually took the time to really think about like, okay, banana, this is what you're good at, this is what you want to do instead has been just series if I had a great career, but it was more so serendipitous and I really want to be intentional coming into business school and Harvard offers career coaching from the time you become a student here. His name is Doug, he's amazing and in our first session he just had me talk through the experience I've had professionally and so we sat down, went through my story, I was able to tell him the things that I liked, the things that I didn't like, some of the greatest experience I've had at work, some of the not so great experiences I had at work. We then were able to drill down and distill what would be some of the general types of things I'd be looking for in a priest, a career. I ended up not taking the offer that I had and instead I decided to do on campus recruiting. So at this time I was freaking out honestly, because I just turned down a great job offer, I'm here. Yes, I'm at HBs, but at the same time we're in a pandemic, didn't really know what's going to happen and he was really, really great at calming me down. I would just get onto him and essentially have a little meltdown and would just be like the right girl, you'll be fine. I ended up actually doing on campus recruiting to find my internship. So Harvard Business School's career services department is extremely helpful whether you're having a freak out moment or you just need to talk through, like some options that you're dealing with there really there or supportive.