Friday was an official holiday for HBS’s RC (first year) students. Called a Section Retreat, this is one of HBS’s annual events where RC students go on a three day trip with their section mates and partners – strengthening our bond and getting to know each other away from campus. This year, we Section C members went to Cape Cod, a summer retreat located 2 hours east of Boston.
After spending approximately one and a half months together, I feel our section is getting a sense of unity; however, there is still a great deal I don’t know about my 95 section mates. This retreat was a great opportunity to familiarize myself with the little-known aspects of my section mates.
The Section is the strongest close-knit community at HBS and it is said that we will never forget the names and faces of our section mates. Last week, I had a chance to meet with an old Section C alumnus (class of 1975), and he actually said that he remembers all of his section mates even though it’s been almost 40 years since he graduated. Incidentally, it was also revealed that George W. Bush was also Section C though…
So, what did we do to strengthen our bonds during the three days? It was not a big deal. We just drank!