"I had the pleasure of working with Carol Barry and the Harvard Business School (HBS) in 2020. Carol worked hard and found the perfect case study - Patagonia's Sustainability Strategy: Don't Buy Our Products - for our Ethical Consumption Unit. Carol's organizational skills and business acumen ensured that my students had an overwhelmingly positive experience dissecting the Patagonia case study with HBS. Carol inspired my students to think deeper and more creatively as problem solvers. Thanks to Carol's tenacity, my students were able to engage with individuals from Patagonia Corporate and Harvard Business School. My students finished this experience with a better understanding of the case study method, an appreciation for sustainability, more creative problem solvers and energized as thinkers."
Anne-Michele Boyle, MBA, MEd, Global Citizenship Teacher
"I loved doing the case study with my students! It was seemingly simple, but when we started to ask more thought provoking questions, the kids really became engaged and more and more intrigued! I really look forward to doing this again with my classes! "
Todd Katz, MA, AP Environmental Science and Honors Biology Teacher
"My AP Seminar students really looked forward to reading and discussing the Harvard business cases in class. And when given the chance to discuss them, they were highly engaged. In AP Seminar, the students explore real-world problems of their own interest, and the Harvard business cases were a natural fit for their curiosity and intelligence."
Neil Tejano, MS, NBCT, AP Seminar Teacher
"I am so grateful for my time in the Mentoring Class. Being exposed to real business challenges through Harvard Case Studies provided me with a solid foundation to succeed in higher education and beyond. Even in my college-level business courses, I still refer back to many fruitful lessons and insights I gained back in this high school class." Caroline, student
"We did the S'well case! It was really interesting to look into the decision-making process of a business. I liked how the case study allowed us to form opinions on real problems that businesses face, especially companies and products that we know!" Ella, student
"These cases covered companies that I knew about and detailed aspects of the business that may not be commonly known, such as the business model or how companies deal with customer service problems. These cases were good at explaining the facts objectively and encouraged readers to look at all pertinent facts before deciding on a course of action. These cases also suggested multiple actions with benefits and disadvantages to any of them, especially business decisions at a time for growth." Dylan, student