Harvard Business School Students Tweet Their Experiences from around the Globe
Harvard Business School (HBS) students have headed off to destinations ranging from Brazil to Vietnam and everywhere in between as part of the school’s Immersion Experience Program (IXP), and prospective applicants can learn more about their experiences by following them on Twitter.
IXP, part of HBS’s commitment to experiential learning, consists of off-campus student projects in destinations around the globe that give participants an opportunity to put into practice the key managerial ideas they have learned in the classroom.
As part of IXB’s 2011 programs, HBS students will travel to Brazil, China, Haiti, India, New Orleans, Rwanda, Silicon Valley, Turkey and Vietnam, where they will take part in projects relating to agribusiness, disaster recovery, healthcare delivery, microfinance, building green businesses and more.
Students in Rwanda, Haiti, New Orleans and India have already started tweeting updates about what they are seeing and learning. Writes one student from Rwanda: “Genocide memorial today. Staggering. How does country balance remembering vs. healing/moving on.” The IBX in Rwanda is entitled “Business and Social Enterprise in a Post-Conflict Country.” According to another student’s tweet, the first day in country helped set the stage for project work ahead.
If you are a prospective applicant considering HBS and would like to learn more about IXP, following students on Twitter as they got through the program is a great way to do so. To follow them, click here.
To learn more about the history of IXP at HBS, click here.