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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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January 23, 2014

Students share their first impressions of Edward P. Evans Hall.

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January 19, 2014

The school is pursuing LEED Gold certification under the LEED for Schools 2009 standard, which acknowledges sustainable design and construction, said Brendan Edgerton SOM/FES ’15, a member of the Sustainability Leadership Team. Yale SOM created this team, which includes students and staff members, to oversee the school’s ongoing sustainability efforts. As part of this effort, the Sustainability Leadership Team will be tracking the building’s water and energy usage, allowing the school to publish its  greenhouse gas emissions.

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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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February 12, 2013

John Eielson ’92 shared lunch and some frank advice about the consulting industry with a group of Yale SOM students on January 30. Eielson, a partner with OC&C Strategy Consultants, talked to students about how to determine whether a firm is a good fit and how to get on the radar of firms they like.

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January 29, 2013

"We think of distressed investing as the eraser on Wall Street's pencil." 

- Wilbur L. Ross YC '59, CEO and chairman of WL Ross & Co., on investing in troubled companies. In a talk at Yale SOM on January 29, Ross discussed the process his firm uses to select companies in which to invest and assessed the European financial situation and his firm's investment in the Bank of Ireland.  

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January 11, 2013

While most students were relishing the last week of winter break, some were already back on campus, interviewing for coveted summer finance internships. At the height of SuperWeek, January 2-11, the CDO reception area was filled with first-year MBA students sporting business suits and waiting for their chance to talk with interviewers from major investment banks.

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