For many in the U.S., Thanksgiving marks the beginning of the holiday season and is a day to gather with family, friends, and loved ones. In that spirit of gratitude and thanks, we reached out to our Admissions student ambassadors and asked them a simple question, “What are you grateful for?”

Below are a few short reflections from our MBA student ambassadors. We in the Admissions Office are certainly grateful for our Admissions ambassadors and student volunteers, who happily give of their time to help and guide prospective students!

We also encourage you to read this reflection on gratitude from the Director of Admissions, Chad Losee.

What are you grateful for?

Katie: Friends & family who genuinely care about my well-being and future!

Cecilia: My roommates at HBS and their effort in getting to know the real me. My family who just visited me at HBS and their constant support and excitement.

Christian: A beautiful fall in Boston – we have been out running or walking in mid-November! Also, getting to know my section through personal and powerful MyTakes.

Sathvik: The amazing people of Section J, who have become my family on campus.

Mizuki: I’m grateful for my family and friends who accept me for who I am!

Caroline: This season I’m especially thankful for the many new friends & diverse perspectives I’ve learned from at HBS.

Anonymous: My nightly walk over the Charles River where I can reflect on life. I’m also grateful for daily calls with my mom.

Maiky: Thankful to have met so many inspiring individuals who have shared their fascinating stories with me.

Dusty: I’m incredibly thankful to the people that have supported me and sacrificed for me throughout my life: my dad, my mom, my wife, and more!

Maggie: I’m very thankful for the HBS experience – I already made so many lifelong friends, engaged in so many great conversations, and learned from many unique perspectives.

Julia: I am grateful for peaceful runs along the Charles River in the Boston sun!

Emily: My family and their support. I am especially reminded of this during Thanksgiving time!

Jenny: Meeting and learning from amazingly diverse classmates. Second, the beautiful fall leaves in Boston.

Yaser: I’m grateful for the people I’ve been lucky to know – family, friends, and mentors.

Miriam: All of my friends and family who provide such a strong support network in times of uncertainty and change. I’m also so appreciative for the opportunity I’ve been given to challenge/expand my world view through conversations and relationships here at HBS.