Helena Divi ov (MBA, 2016) decided to return home to the Czech Republic soon after graduation to be near her father who became seriously ill soon after she started HBS. She had considered leaving HBS immediately to help run his business. But her father, who grew up in the Czech Republic when travel and overseas educational opportunities were severely limited, would not allow her to abandon her studies. Instead, Divi ov 's husband, Pavel Divi , returned to help with the family business while she completed her MBA. She also gave birth to their first child in April, just before graduation. And so, the decision to return to the Czech Republic seemed obvious; her immediate family would be together and she would be able to be with her extended family during her father's illness.