Phillip Jones (MBA/MPP 2021) - HBS Clubs and ECAs
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This is Philip Jones, once again with the video for Harvard Business School. I really wanted to take some time today and talk about all the amazing clubs that we have that we have to offer up in Cambridge. There's honestly, so much to do that your calendar is often packed with, you know, club meetings and social events. There's three that I'm a part of that I think are probably three of the best clubs up at HBs right now. Uh, number one up is a Sue the African American Student Union. Honestly, for me, that's been my home away from home outside of the section experience or even the veteran experience individuals who are of the like mind and kind of similar backgrounds. We have our own brunch is definitely a great crew of individuals, whether it's for professional or social development. Um, honestly, uh, some of my best friends at school have been part of the African American Student Union. Last year, I even had the pleasure of hosting one of the panels for our annual conference. I brought in mayors and thought leaders from Boston and really domestically across the United States were able to really talk about you know, what does it mean to have black political power and economic power? So it definitely one of my favorite clubs. My second favorite club has to be the Armed Forces Alumni Association, currently on the co president for admissions. Honestly, it helped me so much when I was applying to school. Was that you know, veterans or Hey, I can look at your resume. I could give you feedback as you try to make this hard pivot from, you know, an officer in the military to someone who is a business leader or or a thought leader in a certain sector. Um, every single year at Harvard Business School, the Armed Forces Alumni Association, we host, um, Marine Corps Birthday dinner, as well as a celebration for all of our Harvard veterans across all the school. So it doesn't matter if you're, you know, part of Harvard Kennedy School with law school or the med school. Everyone comes to the business school, and we have a all Harvard wide, just really a day of celebration and day of service where, you know, we just thank the veterans and really try to bridge that that civil military divide. So if you're on campus, highly recommend that you come to the Armed Forces Alumni Associations, Veteran Day celebration. Finally, I really want to give a shout out to the women's, uh, student association, Um, led by two D and Anania for my section. Honestly, um, you might ask like Philip like, Why are you giving a shout out to the W S. A. And in my current role, Um, it's what's known as a man ambassador, but I just call an ally. Really, I just helped my section rep with programming that talks about, you know, the discrimination that women have to face in the workplace and how you know future leaders can make their workplace one of the most engaging and helpful, uh, for men and for women and coming from the military, especially in infantry background. I didn't have a lot of experience in that space, but the wc a host, so many amazing conferences and leaders. It's been a a stretch experience for me helping Anania. One of the best things that I've done so far, so can't give enough of a shout out to all the amazing clubs here at Harvard Business School. Hopefully, when you're on campus, you can come toe, you know, one of the aforementioned conferences or one of the speakers Siri's take care.