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June 5, 2008

Please describe your short and long term goals and how your previous experience and an MBA will help you to achieve these goals. (500 words maximum.) In 2004, sixty-five percent of Yale MBA graduates accepted full-time offers in finance, manufacturing, or consulting. Seven percent accepted jobs in a category labeled "non-profit/public".

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May 25, 2008

Tomorrow I officially graduate from the Yale School of Management, armed with an MBA and about to be re-launched into the real world. I'm sad, in denial, anxious, and in utter disbelief that this occasion has come so quickly. Today was Yale College's "Class Day", continuing a Yale tradition where a major speaker addresses the graduating class the day before commencement.

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May 12, 2008

Final Strategic Across Sectors Exam (Felt like an HR case, 9 pages, 2.5 hours... DONE)

Final Behavioral Perspectives on Management Paper (8 pages, wrote about the H1-B immigration policy and how flawed it is... DONE)

Final Managing Organizational Politics paper (10 pages, wrote about the American Red Cross, tried to give recommendations to the new CEO, feel like the situation is pretty hopeless though... DONE)

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May 2, 2008

Hello readers and welcome to the month of May - the final month of my 2 year MBA at Yale SOM. Its a scary thought and one that I numb my mind to, I really don't want to admit it's all coming to an end. As for the items left on my plate during this last month- May brings a mixed bag of feelings and activities - on the one hand I have to think about 2 final ten page papers and 1 final exam... but on the other hand the social activities are PACKED. For academic stuff I have actually procrastinated a little less than I usually do.

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April 19, 2008

For those that don't know me too well, I happen to be a pretty big Arnold Schwarzenegger fan. I loved Terminator 2 when I first saw it as a kid, and today that film still stands the test of time upon multiple re-watchings.

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April 2, 2008

Its the first week of April and for international students hoping to work in the US, it marks the beginning of a process I like to call "Visa Roulette". Starting yesterday (April 1st), employers began filing H1-B petitions to sponsor foreign non-US citizens like myself for long-term work authorization.

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March 25, 2008

Oh hello again. School is back in session and there are only 6 weeks of class left, but before we get back into it I thought I'd share some thoughts on spring break, one of the great luxuries of being in an MBA program.

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March 2, 2008

Quite often many of my friends tell me "I forgot you're not a US citizen". Admittedly when I get all wrapped up in the excitement of the US election and the race between my man Barack and Hillary, sometimes even I forget that I'm Canadian. But the fact is like many students from abroad, I'm here at Yale on an F1 Student Visa. Even though Canada is right next door, I'm not an American citizen and consequently, need to think about things like immigration and work authorization after I graduate from Yale SOM.

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February 4, 2008

We are into week 3 of the semester and things are rolling smoothly. The beginning of February is marked by the annual ski trip to Smuggler's Notch in Vermont - great skiing again this year but that's not what I want to talk about in this blog entry. Instead, I'm going to discuss my classes at SOM, a rare undertaking for me on the community blog (I've noticed all my entries seem to be labeled "Career" or "Student Life"... never "Academics"). However given the caliber of the classes in my final semester, I feel compelled to blog about class - So here goes.

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