Bali sunrise volcano hike!
Greetings from Bali! Now that I have been able to have a little bit of rest and relaxation in Bali after my Global Social Enterprise (GSE) and International Experience (IE) trips, I can actually reflect and share some of my experiences in Indonesia. One of the unique aspects of my trip to Indonesia was its focus on international development and natural resources, led by professor of developmental economics, Mushfiq Mobarak.Read More
With aspirations to one day become the Chief Marketing Officer of a multinational company, I was deeply interested in the topic of YCCI’s 2013 Conference: Engaging Consumers in a Complex World. Of all the outstanding speakers, I was most inspired by Beth Hirschhorn, Executive Vice President Global Brand, Marketing and Communications, MetLife. Her topic, how MetLife is becoming a global brand that solves local market problems, struck me because the world is not only becoming flatter, but consumers want more locally tailored products.Read More
Greetings from IE Brazil! After spending a week in Sao Paulo visiting with distinguished Brazilian organizations–from large companies like Ambev to nonprofits like Greenpeace–it began to feel like all of Brazil looked like Manhattan. We spent days in beautiful office buildings meeting with men and women in pressed suits. Although we knew that Brazil was an emerging economy, we saw economic prosperity everywhere we looked. That's what made one of our first visits in Rio so fascinating and inspiring.Read More
Inside Asiana's Boeing flight simulator.
Anyeonghaseyo from South Korea! 40 of us are currently on a train en route from Seoul to Busan. The past four days have been full of company visits where we saw some amazing new technology at LG, met K-pop stars at FNC, and rode in a flight simulator at Asiana Airlines; sightseeing; and lots of Korean barbecue and soju.Read More
The truly awesome Shwedagon Pagoda in downtown Rangoon, and our first sunset in Burma.
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.Read More
Olá from Sao Paulo, Brazil! I am blogging from IE Brazil command central, the Renaissance Marriott in the lively Jardins district of Sao Paulo. The International Experience, or IE, is a required international trip for all first-year SOM students. We picked our destination from six possible countries, and having never been to South America, I was excited about seeing the "B" in BRIC in person. For some in our group, Sao Paulo is the next step in a series of sun-filled Central and South American pre-trip adventures.Read More
at South Africa's Kruger National Park Greetings from South Africa, where my friend Katherine Miller, SOM ’14, and I just completed our first African safari! While our International Experience (IE)—a mandatory part of the first-year curriculum that happens in the spring—doesn’t begin until tomorrow, most of our classmates in the South Africa IE cohort made pre-trip plans like ours.Read More
An open embrace of business complexity, of the connection between corporate and social sectors, is what drew me to Yale SOM. The 2013 YCCI Conference brought together students, professors, and marketing professionals to address a flattening global market and innovations in consumer engagement – key subjects for those of us interested in marketing. With complexity at the forefront of the conversation, I wondered how exactly to activate on this:Read More
Greetings from Managua (or somewhere between Miami and LA en route to my Indonesia International Experience to be exact)! I just wanted to share some of my thoughts after my Global Social Enterprise trip to Nicaragua, where I was able to reconnect with my international development roots and social entrepreneurship passions firsthand!Read More