Today I met my hero. I didn’t know prior to the event that he was my hero, but I left knowing full well that this man was the man I wanted to model the rest of my career after. His name is Jed Bernstein, SOM Class of 1979 (the second class to graduate after the school was founded), and I was one of 75 lucky students from SOM and the School of Drama who packed the GM Room today at lunch for a Leader’s Forum chat with Dean Snyder. He is an accomplished theatrical producer and former leader of the Broadway theater trade association, and had many amazing stories about his time at SOM and the connections he made with his classmates that last until today. What else? I feel like I’m leaving out a salient detail. What was that again?
These 1st Year students, man. They just blow me away. I have been so extremely impressed with the Class of 2015 so far. In every effort I've seen from them, whether it's football, chili, impressing recruiters, or rocking their first quarter of classes, they have poured their hearts and souls into making this year a truly exemplary year for all of us.
Woo, is it HOT in Brooklyn, or what? (I feel like I start all my blog posts with a comment on the weather, so I didn’t want to rock the boat.) I'm now just over halfway done with my internship at Etsy, and there aren't enough superlatives out there to describe how awesome this experience has been. I've already completed one internal consulting project determining the future of "Eatsy," which is Etsy's office food program featuring local chefs and caterers, and locally-sourced and organic food...
Here is the much-delayed follow-up to my first post on Japan, Frames, Trains, and Automobiles. I really wanted to get this to all of you right after our International Experience ended, but, alas, the craziness that is the first week of Spring 2 put a hitch in that plan...
First off, Congratulations to the Class of 2013! I'm so proud of you all, and going to miss so many of you that I've come to call friends over the short year. It's terrifying to me that I can already call myself a second year - I know I have very big shoes to fill. I know this kind of feeling has got to happen every May: a sense of accomplishment, a sense of finality, and a sense of great anticipation for what comes next. Like reaching the 25th mile of a marathon. (I presume. I've never run one.)
I'm writing this post from the gate at Rangoon airport in Burma, (officially known as Myanmar). I've just spent the most wonderful 10 days touring and trekking the newly-opened country with 6 of my classmates, and am about to fly to Tokyo to begin my International Experience (IE). Wait. Let me back up just a little bit.
Hey There! It's been a while, but I've stored up a lot of great stuff for you. Everything in this post is a reflection of the longstanding tradition at Yale SOM of taking our jobs and experiences seriously, but definitely not taking ourselves too seriously. First off, here's a picture of my house* that my friend Sarah took yesterday morning. It may look like a pretty standard winter snow day, but keep in mind that there's a 30" porch underneath that snow.
Remember when I wrote about the cohort system at SOM? Well, this year we’ve inaugurated the Cohort Cup competition, where the four cohorts in both years compete for glory and EPP’s (Eminent and Purposeful Points). This is a video of the dizzybat race held in Caulkins Courtyard last week, and my friend Brendan (SOM/FES '15) was forward-thinking enough to document this for posterity. Naturally, Gold took home the prize, (we’re on the far end, led by flamenco god Pedro, in the helmet), though it was a very close race! GO GOLD.
Happy early Thanksgiving, everyone! I wish you all the best over the holiday, and hope that it is restorative, happy, and delicious.
Since we have no class this week, and I am on a plane to visit my family in San Jose, I figured I’d take some time to update you on some of the goings-on at SOM over the last few weeks. And although we’ve had a pretty academically intensive period, I’m going to focus on the fun stuff.