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By: Ada Wan
March 2, 2013

All right, world, in homage to the legacy of the Harlem Shake and the Cupid Shuffle, I am hereby coining a new dance—the Yale SOM Hustle.

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February 28, 2013

Imagine doing your grocery shopping virtually while waiting for the metro home. Imagine shopping for your favorite beauty products whilst in a taxi on your way to a runway show or drinks with friends during New York Fashion Week. These are no longer fantasies.

Marketing has fundamentally changed over the last five years and marketers need to adapt if they are going to be successful. This was an overarching theme during the Yale Center for Customer Insights Conference on January 25, 2013.

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February 26, 2013

This term, with the Master of Advanced Management (MAM) cohort, I'm taking a course designed specifically for our program called the CEO Agenda 2020. This course is based on the premise that the private sector has assumed an increasingly important role in addressing pressing global challenges and an evolving social contract has shifted expectations for private sector engagement in matters such as global health, development and climate change.

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February 25, 2013

Yale SOM students took to the stage last Thursday night for its annual Star Search production. The acts ranged from singing, to dancing, and even cheerleading. This event was the culmination of the Class of 2014 Internship Fund Student Fundraising Week. All proceeds raised from this event provide financial support for first-year students who pursue summer internships in the public, nonprofit, and social enterprise sectors.

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February 22, 2013

While Yale School of Management is undoubtedly a top business school, throughout the world Yale is probably best known for its liberal arts tradition. The hallmark of any Yale education is to approach problems from different perspectives, to cross disciplinary boundaries in order to obtain penetrating insights, and the new Master of Advanced Management at Yale SOM is no exception.

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February 20, 2013

Named for Professor Stanley Garstka, this annual Garstka Cup competition, organized by the Yale SOM Hockey club, pits first-year students against second-years in a battle for bragging rights. This event is held at Ingalls Rink — the Eero Saarinen-designed "Yale Whale."

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February 18, 2013

photo credit: Anthony Clark

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February 12, 2013

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.

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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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February 10, 2013

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.

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