MBA Blog

July 28, 2014

Most people imagine Hong Kong to be a concrete jungle, a densely populated hive of activity where life is lived vertically. While that is certainly true in parts of Hong Kong Island and Kowloon, the territory also contains what must be the most accessible natural beauty of any of the world’s major cities. Even within walking distance of the gleaming skyscrapers of Central beautiful country parks abound, and further afield, water and mountains meld to create images of stunning tropical beauty.

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July 25, 2014

You’ve probably already started saving for your studies, but you may be wondering about other opportunities to support yourself. There are a few different resources for you to research and consider:

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July 21, 2014

A Yale SOM student startup was invited to showcase its technology at the Silicon Innovation Forum (SIF) at SEMICON West, with promising results.

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July 18, 2014

Maryrose Myrtetus ’15 is spending the summer working with Greenovate Boston, a grassroots community organization, to improve the city’s commercial recycling rates. On the Yale Center for Business and the Environment blog, she shares the lessons she’s learned:

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July 16, 2014

We are excited to announce that the 2014-2015 Yale SOM MBA application is now live. In addition, we are announcing an important change to our application fee: we are reducing the application fee for potential students with lower incomes. Most applicants will pay the standard fee of $225, but those applicants whose total annual compensation is under $20,000 per year will pay $175, and those with total compensation under $10,000 will pay $125.

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July 7, 2014

We would like to welcome you to SOM with some unsolicited advice. There are only so many days left before you start Orientation. Until then, we wanted to provide you with some things you could do now to prepare yourself for the unrelenting whirlwind that is the SOM MBA experience. We’ve come up with these words of wisdom, (in random, stream-of-consciousness order) for the summer prior to your arriving here, but also for keeping in mind during your time at SOM.

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By: Ada Wan
July 6, 2014

Only 50 some odd days since graduating from Yale SOM, linear optimization problems in spreadsheet modeling already seem like a distant memory. In the interim, many of us in the Class of 2014 have bid good-bye to New Haven, settled into new homes and even started work. A whole new chapter has begun.

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July 1, 2014

We already knew that one of the advantages of being an MBA student at Yale is the opportunity to hear from leaders and thinkers from across the world. But when we looked back at all the people who visited SOM this past year, even we were surprised. In 2013-14, you could have heard from the CEOs of a several companies, a Nobel laureate, more than one journalist, a civil rights pioneer, and a slew of social entrepreneurs, among many, many others.

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June 27, 2014

After working at Acumen this past summer, I was left with questions about talent in the social impact sector (or purpose-driven talent) and how companies can connect social impact to talent development.

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June 26, 2014

Greetings from Evans Hall and Yale University! While I may be new to Yale and New Haven (though not the East Coast; I was born and raised in New York), this isn’t my first rodeo in the MBA admissions arena. At Chicago Booth, I was lucky enough to work under the direction of Yale’s current Dean, Ted Snyder, for a few years. I have to admit that the idea of working with him again (as well as Career Development Office Assistant Dean and Director Julia Zupko, a former Booth employee and alumna) was a major draw for me to consider Yale as my next professional step.

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