Each class or section is likely to have a student appointed to organize parties and recruiting events.
“I worked harder and played harder than I ever did when I was in the working world,” says Paul Campbell, 35, who graduated from the Thunderbird School last spring after attending his fair share of parties.
“I had a miserable time trying to break away from classes and group work to be with my girlfriend,” he says.
“You’re making such a huge investment in the network of people at business school.
“I was trying to keep track of who was from where, which town, which college, who had the dog, the cat, the parrot.
Men outnumber women by as much as two to one in many MBA programs, which means women can be picky.
Having other grad schools around helps—nursing students are popular, for example.” For women, the attention can be flattering, but that doesn’t mean they find B-school to be a feast of eligible men.
Kim Jabal, 32, HBS ‘00, did meet her husband at Harvard.
Finally he succeeded—and the couple were married by graduation.
Most events are designed to ultimately get you a job and a Rolodex full of precious contacts, but they just might land you a date, if not a spouse, as well.Christine, 30, a second-year at Wake Forest’s Babcock School, managed to hold out until February of her first year before she broke things off with her boyfriend of almost three years—but an end at some point seemed inevitable.