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Welcome to the Leverett pre-business webpage! The Leverett pre-business tutors are here to help everyone -- from sophomores who want to find out more about business to seniors in the midst of the recruiting cycle. We hope you'll use this page to learn about offerings and events in the house (such as resume screening, career forums, and interview workshops), get connected with the pre-business tutors and alumni advisers, read the Leverett Case Interview Guide, and pick up tips and information for your job-hunting.

If you have any questions about this page, please contact Bilal Malik.



  • Resume and Cover Letter Workshop - Sunday, September 23 2007
  • 1-on-1 Resume/ Cover-letter Review Sessions in the Dining Hall(10-15 min sessions per student). Just walk up to the resume/ cover-letter review table to get help on a first-come, first-served basis -- or reserve a slot in advance: SIGN UP HERE The session may be most helpful if you bring a print-out of your resume or cover-letter; but come for advice even if you haven't worked on them yet. You can select a time with a tutor who matches your career interests -- check out their profiles.
    • Oct. 8, 8-9pm.
    • Oct. 9, 8-9pm.
    • Oct. 10, 8-9pm.
    • Oct. 15, 8-9pm.
    • Oct. 16, 8-9pm.
  • "Acing Interview: Tricks, Tips, Techniques", Oct 11, 7-8 pm, SCR. For anyone who may give an interview for (almost) anything at any point in time. Come to get some important pointers and your questions answered. Led by Bilal Malik, a resident tutor in Leverett House and former McKinsey consultant.
  • Case Interview Workshop, Leverett Dining Hall, Oct. 11 8-9pm. Led by Genevieve Sheehan, one of our non-resident business tutors and Bain consultant.
  • Further events to be posted soon (career panels, etc).


Here is a partial list of some upcoming OCS events. A full list of events is always updated here:

Oct 9-11, 12-5pm, FALL MOCK INTERVIEW MARATHON, by OCS, @ 1414 Mass. Ave., 2nd Fl. (For seniors and alumni participating in fall on-campus recuriting only. Students must sign up for an interview time on eRecruiting.)

Oct 11, 3-4pm, CAREERS IN PRIVATE EQUITY by AUDAZ PRIVATE EQUITY, @ 1414 Mass. Ave., 2nd Fl.

Oct 11, 8-9pm, CASE INTERVIEW WORKSHOP by BAIN & COMPANY, @ Leverett House



House Advisors

Meet our eager-to-help resident and non-resident Tutors here!

Tracy Britt

Bryce Klempner

Stephen Koren

Bilal Malik

Erica Mitnick

Kelley Morrell

Karthik Muralidharan

Adam Saunders

Genevieve Sheehan

Lisa Shu

Gitika Srivastava

Uzma Saiduddin Yasin

Zayed Yasin


Below are a number of useful links we have compiled.

Career Exploration

Few students come to college knowing they want to go into business. Business at Harvard is often thought of as recruiting, I-banking, and consulting, but there is a lot more out there. The business tutors are happy to meet with you to talk about career exploration. Also, OCS is an incredible resource for business careers, and we encourage you to make an appointment with one of the counselors there if you are interested.


  • OCS Recruiting Website All recruiting students must go through them. Note that deadlines happen very early in the year! Also, you can sign up at OCS for a videotaped mock interview with analysis afterwards. This is great way to see how you actually look and sound in the interview.
  • Great commercial site from a couple of Stanford Business School grads geared towards the recruiting student. Has industry analyses, intros to case interviews, and a whole host of other useful info.
  • The Vault Another great commercial recruiting site that is chock full of information.

Preparing your Resume and Cover letter

Here is the Official Leverett House Resume and Cover Letter Preparation Guide:

  • Sample resumes in MS Word, so you can type in your information in an already-formatted document. Pick a format that looks best to you and suits your experiences/ job you are applying for. In terms of content, Sample 1 below is best. It does an excellent job of:
    • Conveying achievements
    • Giving context of experiences, details about specific activities/ task performed, and results/ impact
    • Quantifying wherever possible
    • Explaining technical things (e.g. research experiences) in an accessible, easy-to-under-stand manner (i.e. by using 'normal English' rather than language specific to the field/ project/ organization)

Make sure you save the files on your desk-top before you start editing them! Sample 1 Sample 2 Sample 3

Here are some additional sample resumes in PDF format that you may find useful. We'll try to bring more MS Word version soon, but use these to get a sense of a variety of acceptable formats.

Here are useful documents from OCS on preparing your resume and cover letter.


Read this First

General Interviews

Case Interviews

Tutor's Planning Page

Or: the exciting behind-the-scenes life of pre-biz tutors

Tutor's Planning Page