Graduate school and dating
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.
I live about 30 minutes from a pretty big public university. Background: 23 year old male, working full time in software engineering, and I have never dated or had a romantic relationship.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.“He didn’t understand where I was coming from, but at first you don’t know if you can compete in business school.I just wanted to make sure I could make it and have good grades.” Michael Preis, 27, who graduated from Columbia Business School last spring, also succumbed to the inexorable pull early in his first year.Please register to participate in our discussions with 2 million other members - it's free and quick!
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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.
“Whenever I’d visit him, I’d have to concentrate really hard to forget about deadlines and assignments,” she says.
“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.
Without further ado: the Immutable Laws of MBA Dating. Thanksgiving break presents a handy opportunity to bring messy entanglements to an end face-to-face, but whether the demise takes a week or a year, preexisting relationships are destined to bite the dust.