Harvard | Mr. Healthcare Fanatic
GMAT 770, GPA 3.46
Emory Goizueta | Mr. Multimedia
GRE 308, GPA 3.4
Harvard | Mr. Sovereign Wealth Fund
GMAT 730, GPA 3.55
Harvard | Mr. Smart Operations
GMAT 760, GPA 4.0
Darden | Mr. Strategy Manager
GRE 321, GPA 3.5
Ross | Mr. Airline Engineer
GMAT 730, GPA 3.73
Stanford GSB | Mr. Corporate VC Hustler
GMAT 780, GPA 3.17
Wharton | Mr. Marketing Director
GMAT 710, GPA 3.3
Ross | Ms. Healthcare Startup
GRE 321, GPA 3.51
Kellogg | Mr. Real Estate Finance
GMAT 710, GPA 3.0
Georgetown McDonough | Ms. Air Force
GMAT 610, GPA 3.8
Stanford GSB | Mr. JD To MBA
GRE 326, GPA 3.01
Harvard | Mr. MacGruber
GRE 313, GPA 3.7
Berkeley Haas | Mr. Poet At Heart
GMAT 740, GPA 3.7
Yale | Mr. Ukrainian Biz Man
GRE 310, GPA 4.75 out of 5
Darden | Mr. Former Scientist
GMAT 680, GPA 3.65
Stanford GSB | Mr. Sustainable Business
GRE 331, GPA 3.86
Wharton | Mr. Microsoft Consultant
GMAT N/A, GPA 2.31
Yale | Ms. Impact Investing
GRE 323, GPA 3.8
Cornell Johnson | Ms. Food Waste Warrior
GMAT Not written yet (around 680), GPA 3.27
Stanford GSB | Ms. Future Tech Exec
GMAT 750, GPA 3.4
Kellogg | Mr. Finance To Education
GMAT 730, GPA 3.4
Rice Jones | Mr. Back To School
GRE 315, GPA 3.0
Columbia | Mr. Aussie Military Man
GMAT 710, GPA 3.0 (rough conversion from Weighted Average Mark)
Harvard | Mr. Hopeful Philanthropist
GMAT 710, GPA 3.74
Stanford GSB | Mr. FinTech
GMAT Not Taken Yet, GPA 3.5
UCLA Anderson | Mr. Analytics Man
GMAT 740, GPA 3.1

The Sexy Foxes & Cold Call Kings Of HBS

Asked what she's looking for in a romantic partner, HBS student Sara Hillstrom says "a willingness to suddenly go silent after I send the most crucial text message in the conversation.  I love a man of mystery."

Asked what she’s looking for in a romantic partner, HBS student Sara Hillstrom says “a willingness to suddenly go silent after I send the most crucial text message in the conversation. I love a man of mystery.”

Who are the most eligible MBA students at the Harvard Business School?

It’s a question asked annually by The Harbus, the MBA student newspaper at HBS. And this year 24 current MBA students were nominated as the “most attractive, most desirable, most marketable” bachelors and bachelorettes on campus.

The editors asked second-year students to name the best of the bunch. According to the newspaper, “they told us that their most eligible section-mates were ‘smart, beautiful and unpretentious;’ that they had ‘magnificent chest hair’ and ‘an awesome French accent;’ and that they ‘belong on the cover of a magazine.’ ‘His smile will brighten any TOM case,’ they said. ‘She has more energy than a nuclear weapon,’ they proclaimed. Others were simply described as “sexy foxes’  and ‘cold call kings.'”

The newspaper is assuring its readers that this is serious stuff, very serious. “The Harbus Team recognizes the supremely important role we are playing here – namely, the facilitation of dates/hook-ups/marriages amongst future world leaders and titans of industry – and we take this role seriously. Like, super seriously.”

Linda Vincent of Section C

Linda Vincent of Section C


The paper is asking students to vote on the nominees who answer a variety of rather compelling questions that range from “what’s the most romantic spot on campus” to “what’s the most effective pick-up line you’ve ever used/heard?”

That latter question has gotten some fairly clever answers. Laura Vincent, a second-year MBA student in Section C, responded: “You must be in section C because you sure are Sec-C (thankfully used on a friend and not me!)”

Or there is this one from Patrick Beverly of Section D: “I see you like John Deere, too. Want to compare tractors?”

Our favorites:

Greg Boguslavsky: “The way you support free markets stimulates growth in my private sector.”

Samantha “Sam” Stewart: “Will you be Mrs. Weasley to my Mr. Weasley?” in reference to the Harry Potter characters.

Michael Horowitz; ““Oh, you’re into photography? Let’s go into a dark room and see what develops.”

Manuel Jimenez of Section H

Manuel Jimenez of Section H

Moira Forberg: “You don’t need money when you look like that do ya honey?”

Anna Chang: “Excuse me, are there any raisins on your side of the bar? / No… / How about a date?”

Manuel Jimenez: “My doctor says I’m lacking Vitamin U.”

Olya Sukhorukova: “A guy from Google at a bar: “I’m not interested in people. I’m interested in binary codes… You know, zeroes and ones?”



About The Author

John A. Byrne is the founder and editor-in-chief of C-Change Media, publishers of Poets&Quants and four other higher education websites. He has authored or co-authored more than ten books, including two New York Times bestsellers. John is the former executive editor of Businessweek, editor-in-chief of Businessweek. com, editor-in-chief of Fast Company, and the creator of the first regularly published rankings of business schools. As the co-founder of CentreCourt MBA Festivals, he hopes to meet you at the next MBA event in-person or online.