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March 28, 2014

In 2007, B. P. Agrawal left his longtime career in the telecommunications industry to launch a U.S.-based NGO that would address the shortages of clean drinking water and healthcare in rural parts of India, his native country. The goal was to develop local, self-sustaining solutions. But, he told students, “I had no clue what sustainability meant at the time.”

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March 26, 2014

Christine Bader ’00 discussed her career in corporate responsibility as part of the Colloquium on Business and Society at Yale SOM on March 24.

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March 24, 2014

Graduates of Yale SOM and the Yale School of Public Health in the healthcare industry discussed the physician’s role in the rapidly evolving healthcare sector at an alumni event on March 19.

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March 21, 2014

Jenik Radon has for almost 20 years gone eye-to-eye with oil and gas companies planning to extract new reserves in emerging nations. His role, he told students at Yale SOM on February 20, is to represent the public good. “I’m pretty  forthright,” he said. “That’s why the industry doesn’t appreciate me—and doesn’t like me..”

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February 24, 2014

New products with global marketing potential don’t come along very often, but Sasson Darwish ’94 says he has one. Darwish is the vice chairman of GlassesOff, a startup that promises to restore normal vision to middle-aged eyes, eliminating forever the need for bifocal lenses, through a simple, game-like training app on your smartphone.

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February 20, 2014

This year, on January 6 to 10, a total of 40 students interviewed with 12 banks. Two new firms, Wells Fargo and Berenson & Company, joined the lineup of prestigious banks, including J. P. Morgan, Barclays, Citi, Morgan Stanley, and Goldman Sachs, that come to SOM for SuperWeek each year. “It’s been a really tremendous response,” said Lloyd Baskin, senior associate director and relationship manager in the Career Development Office. The number of students receiving investment banking offers by mid-February was 20% higher than the previous year.

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May 9, 2013

Listening to Facebook’s Lori Goler describe the company’s culture, you might see parallels between its product—a social network—and how the company thinks about its employees. Goler visited Yale SOM on April 11.

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April 15, 2013

Dennis Ring ’84, the CEO of consulting firm Bode International, which provides marketing services in the natural/organic food industry, recently spoke to students about the industry and the story behind how Whole Foods came to launch its store brand.

When Ring met Whole Foods CEO John Mackey in 1997, the national retailer had a problem that Ring said he could fix with his team.

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April 3, 2013

The secret to investing success? There isn’t a single answer, according to George Wyper ’84, managing director of Royce and Associates and a member of the Yale SOM Board of Advisors, who spoke to a student audience at Yale SOM on March 25. The Career Development Office and the Development and Alumni Relations Office sponsored Wyper’s talk.

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March 25, 2013

As someone who has interviewed scores of MBA job applicants in the finance sector, Matt Carpenter ’95 had some job-hunting advice when he spoke at Yale SOM on February 20. Carpenter, senior portfolio manager at Moore Capital Management, encouraged students to invest time in research and preparation before interviews. “Take responsibility for the whole job process,” he said. “You’ve got to sell yourself.” Carpenter offered a few tips that he said no job applicant should overlook:

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