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A panel held during Yale SOM’s International Month explored the lasting impact of the Olympics and World Cup on host nations.
Spirited competition is a big part of life at SOM. Not only do we have a running year-long competition between the four cohorts known as “Cohort Cup”, but we also have the 4029 cup, a series of athletic contests in which first years compete against second years (note: 2014 +2015 = 4029; next year we’ll have the 4031 cup, 2015 + 2016 = 4031). Unlike Cohort Cup, in which each cohort has the ability to accumulate points with individual competitions over the course of the year, 4029 events are all about pride.
The annual Q+ event uses comedy sketches to highlight serious challenges in gender and sexual diversity.
I had lived through spring and summer my entire life. I was lucky to be born in Colombia, and I was thus blessed to have flowers every day of my childhood. I could not really imagine what a snowflake was like, it seemed so distant, and as everything you haven’t experienced yet, you think about it with a sense of incredibility. I knew cold, I knew rain, but in my mind, in my past, weather was more dependable, less volatile. I had not grasped completely what it would be like to have the streets, the parks, everything I knew covered in white, to see it completely transformed.
Luckily, these final pot luck dinners managed to stay on the schedule; most people enjoyed them because it was a good way to relax and socialize in a casual setting just prior to finals. The pot lucks were also really successful because SOM can cook! While there are always a lot of people who profess to love eating food, there is generally less people who can actually cook good food as well. At SOM, I found that many of my classmates were able to produce great food at very high levels, even when scaled up for large quantities.
February is Diversity Month at Yale SOM and several student clubs are collaborating on a number of events throughout the month. The following events are cosponsored by the Black Business Alliance, Q+, WIM, and Student Government. All events are open to the entire Yale SOM community.
In their quest for transparency, prospective MBAs often ask me both what I most appreciate and what I find most challenging about business school. While my previous blogs have made clear the many aspects I appreciate, I’ve yet to share one of the dimensions I find most challenging: the pressure to be all-around awesome.
I felt like writing this to share because when I was deciding whether to apply to business school or not, I really wanted to know if I would get to have these conversations going to SOM. It seemed like a huge part of the value of going to school would be to be exposed to so many amazing individuals and at the same time something that was hard to get a clear sense of.
So here’s a few of my favorite parts of my week.
It’s finals week here at SOM, and it hasn’t gotten easier the second time around. With a day to study before exams begin, our whole class seems to have been looking for ways to avoid studying. From baking to social activities to a Facebook discussion of the opportunities for arbitrage in red curry futures, pretty much everyone had a technique. Here’s my own form of procrastination: an ode to Fall 2 and finals, set to the tune of the pop song and meme generator, “Call Me Maybe.”
With the smashing success of the Chili Cookoff, Food and Wine Club decided to start a whole new tradition with the 1st Annual SOM Thanksgiving Cookoff. Because everyone had their own Thanksgiving plans, the best time to celebrate at SOM was actually after Thanksgiving. This worked to an advantage by allowing the opportunity to “test” winning recipes on family before trying to claim bragging rights against the rest of the class.