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.”
EFFECTIVE PICK-UP LINES & MOST ROMANTIC SPOTS ON THE HARVARD CAMPUS
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?”
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.”
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?”