In the weeks between the end of exams and Commencement, Harvard Business School (HBS) students and soon-to-be graduates are usually still bustling around campus. Classes are over, and students are packing up, coordinating plans for internships, jobs, and summer travel, perhaps heading out for a quick vacation with friends, or going to graduation parties and greeting family members arriving for the grand Commencement celebration. This year, of course, none of that is happening. Students are dispersed, Commencement is virtual, and many internships and jobs have shifted online. What if, thought Dean Nohria, instead of several weeks of quiet, we maintained the intellectual connection between faculty and students? What if we offered a series of Zoom sessions focused on what faculty are working on and thinking about right now?


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