On May 16, 2014, ten Yale SOM students met in Salt Lake City, UT to embark on a 9-day National Outdoor Leadership School (NOLS) backpacking adventure in the Cedar Mesa Canyon region of Southeastern Utah. NOLS is a world class experiential education non-profit that prides itself on teaching leadership skills in some of the most awe inspiring wilderness classrooms. For the second year, Yale SOM Leadership Development Program partnered with NOLS to provide rising second years an opportunity to practice applied leadership skills.Read More
A week ago I woke up to a room full of unpacked suitcases, a number of meetings on the calendar, and a four hour final looming ...Read More
In December, I got an email from a classmate urging me to sign up for a half marathon. Me? Run 13.1 miles? Maybe I could do that?
Fast forward four months and I was jumping onto the train with my running shoes, heading to DC to run my very first half marathon with 20 of my classmates-- some seasoned runners and others who were just as excited as me for their running debut. I hadn't been to DC since 2009 and I was excited to explore the city, hang out with college friends, and share the experience with other first-timers.Read More
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Twitter is my breaking news source, my "I need a joke now" supply, and my place to feed my inner nerd. Social media plays an interesting role in all of our lives in New Haven-- most class events are posted on our Yale SOM Class of 2014 Facebook page, and many 15-minute blocks of time result in inspiration from the abyss of social media. Thankfully, here at Yale SOM I can harness my love of Twitter for good!Read More
I took a deep breath and threw myself face first into the Pacific Ocean. The cold hit me hard, and my heart began to race as I counted down the seconds I had to hold my breath- 20, 19, 18. My mind drifted to graduate school applications and I wondered if anyone else at business school would have experienced mass casualty training as a part of the Wilderness First Responder (WFR) certification- 10, 9, 8. Where are they? My lungs began to scream as my body began to shut down slowly and the next wave hit- 5, 4, 3.Read More
Snow! My attention quickly broke away from the professor in front of me as I heard whispers of the weather I had been looking forward to since beginning my journey to New Haven. I looked out the window to see millions of snowflakes swirling beyond the warmth of the classroom. As soon as class ended, I sprinted outside to find that the snow was actually sticking to the ground- covering everything around the SOM courtyard in a peaceful, white calm.Read More