The mission of the
Australian & New Zealand Club (ANZ) is to cultivate the community of
Australians, New Zealanders, and people with ties to either country within HBS,
and to share our culture with our classmates.
In the process we promote
the ANZ region and help foster opportunities for business between MBA students
and Australasian businesses. Most of our club members are students from the region, though students who have worked in
ANZ or have partners from ANZ also join. This means that while the club is
small in size, it punches above its weight in campus representation.
We like to think that the
ANZ Club brings a certain spark to campus, whether through our annual ball or
through our annual trek to bring classmates down under. Our ball is a famous part of the campus
social calendar and presents a chance to share the adventurous nature of
Aussies and Kiwis with the whole school.
It also provides a chance for our members to engage with their sections
and invite them to the party.
The club also hosts a trip
to Australia during the winter of second year, for those who have always wanted
to visit, or can’t wait to come back again.
Many who’ve gone say the trek was a highlight of their HBS
The club also serves our
members by providing access to the wider ANZ community across Harvard,
facilitating social events around major sporting occasions as well as hosting a
retreat in New England.
One outcome of our club is
irrefutable: the community of ANZ classmates cultivates relationships that
serve us well through our years at HBS, and will no doubt continue to serve and
enrich us in our professional lives in the years ahead.
Any ANZ candidates
considering HBS can be rest assured that there will be a piece of home waiting
here for them, with countless opportunities to share the fun of our culture
with their future classmates.