Yesterday was the first day of Chinese New Year, my friends and I got together to celebrate it in Vivian’s apartment community room. Although there was a heavy blizzard in New Haven, my friends were still enthusiastic for the party, especially Hualong, his wife and their little baby.
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.
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.
Judy Samuelson ’82, executive director of the Aspen Institute's Business and Society Program, visited campus to share her experiences with Yale SOM students. This lecture was part of the Program on Social Enterprise's Social Impact Lab and was photographed by student photographer Alina Vorobeitchik '14.
"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.
I probably wouldn’t have noticed him otherwise.
My first night in San Francisco for the job trek, I reunited with an old friend over dinner to celebrate her 27th birthday. At a little past 10 p.m., we finally gave up the herculean quest to finish the ambitiously sized birthday crepes we had ordered—and asked the waitress sheepishly for to-go boxes. Then, armed with what was probably the world’s largest dessert crepe, I headed back to the Airbnb where a few other first-year’s and I were staying in Fisherman’s Wharf.
Student photographer Alina Vorobeitchik '14 took her camera to the ice to capture Yale SOM students getting ready for the annual Garstka Cup hockey game scheduled for February 8. This hockey competition pits the first-year students against the second-year students.
A major highlight for me during my first term in the MAM program was getting to meet Indonesian Trade Minister Gita Wirjawan who visited Yale in September. I never would have imagined that my first opportunity to meet such a high ranking official from my home country would come in New Haven, CT. After seeing the number of prominent guest speakers from around the world who come to Yale my guess is I am not the first international student to have had such an experience. During his talk Minister Wirjawan highlighted Indonesia’s growth and projections that it will become an even more important economy for Asia and the world.
Greetings from San Francisco, where over 100 Yale SOM students just completed visiting more than 40 companies for our annual San Francisco Job Trek! During this year’s record-breaking trek, the leaders of eight SOM clubs, such as Net Impact and the Technology Club, have coordinated visits with diverse companies and organizations in the Bay area. Popular destinations included Google, IDEO, Visa and the Omidyar Network, the philanthropic investment firm established by Pierre Omidyar, the founder of eBay, and his wife.