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February 4, 2013

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.

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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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By: Ada Wan
January 28, 2013

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.

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January 23, 2013

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.

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January 18, 2013

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.

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By: Ada Wan
January 11, 2013

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.

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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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By: Ada Wan
January 6, 2013

I came to business school on a quest for answers.

Clearly the product of a liberal arts education, I quite earnestly believed when I graduated from college that randomized controlled trials (RCTs) could help us solve most of the world’s problems, not only in science but also in policy. “Show me the data” may, in fact, have been the admittedly nerdy modus operandi that marked both my personal and academic life. 

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January 2, 2013

Last month, I attended the third annual Yale Student Leadership Forum organized by the Association of Yale Alumni. This one-and-a-half-day forum enables students from across Yale University to develop leadership skills, meet successful leaders and bring student leadership to life with compelling speakers, panels, and workshops.

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January 2, 2013

Back at the beginning of the month, I participated in what was possibly the best recruiting event ever.  SY/Partners, a design and innovation consulting firm focused on transforming corporate cultures, came to the TEAL Room to host a full-day workshop for 30 members of the SOM community

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