In ten days, the class of 2013 will participate in Commencement. On May 30th, 15 of our doctoral students will graduate and begin their professional careers as faculty members, scholars, and researchers. Of the 15 graduates, 12 have accepted an academic position and 3 are going on to industry jobs. The academic placements continue to be strong with placements at Stanford, Wharton, Michigan, Cornell, MIT Sloan, and HBS amongst other great schools. I look forward to watching all of our graduates grow professionally and make their mark in the world.
Congratulations to all our graduates:
Abigail Allen (DBA A&M), Ethan Bernstein (DBA MGT), Sen Chai (DBA TOM), Stephanie Hurder (PhD BE), Ben Iverson (PhD BE), Fern Jira (DBA TOM), Hoan Lee (PhD BE), Jeffrey Lee (DBA MKT), Mary Carol Mazza (PhD OB), Anoop Menon (DBA STR), Anna Milanez (PhD BE), William Schmidt (DBA TOM), Vaughn Tan (PhD OB), Robert Turley (PhD BE), and Melissa Valentine (PhD HPM).
And, while we will be sad to see those 15 students leave HBS, we are excited to be working on welcoming 27 new doctoral students this coming August. Of the 27 incoming students, 55% were born outside of the U.S. and 33% are female. Coming from a variety of academic backgrounds and professional experiences, this class is very diverse and we look forward to having them on campus to begin their development as scholars who will make a difference in the world.
On May 2nd we held our annual End of Year party on the Wyss lawn. We hosted about 100 students, faculty, staff, and family members to an afternoon of great food and drink. It was also an opportunity for the doctoral students to announce the recipients of the Faculty Mentoring Awards. Nominated and selected by current doctoral students, two faculty members, one tenured and one junior, are selected each year by a student committee. This year, the students honored Kathleen McGinn as the Senior Faculty member and Anita Tucker as the Junior Faculty member recipients. We thank Kathleen and Anita for the support and guidance they provide to our students.
That's it for now. See you over the summer...Regards, John