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April 4, 2011

As part of its annual effort to provide funding to first year students seeking summer internships in non-profit, public sector, and social sector opportunities, the student run Internship Fund (IF) launched its silent auction today with a slew of unique items. The IF draws on support from first year and second year students, as well as faculty and alums and raises funds from the auction, Food For Thought cafe, the talent show (which Kate wrote about), support from our dean, and direct donations.

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February 25, 2011

There's a lot going on as February winds down: today is officially the end of Spring 1; students are finishing up exams and papers as I write this; there's a marketing conference happening here on campus; and all of my classmates are packing up for a few weeks away from campus. Together with Yale's Center on Consumer Insights, the Marketings Club is hosting its annual conference.

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February 7, 2011

If you think business school is all business—think again. By day we’re certainly budding economists, strategy superstars and operational engineers. By night, we’re something entirely different. Especially last night. At the annual Internship Fund’s Star Search Talent Show, the classes of 2011 and 2012 sang their hearts out, sometimes-not-so-wise-cracked, shimmied Gaga-style, busted out Backstreet, moonwalked and cross-dressed across the stage. I laughed. I cried (from laughing). I learned some sign language. And I will never see SOM in the same light.

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December 11, 2010

As we wrap our penultimate semester at Yale SOM, a lot of my classmates have increasingly started talking about the things we must do before we enter the real world again. Someone mentioned the New Haven Bucket List, inspired by the extremely mediocre Jack Nicholson/Morgan Freeman flick, and got me thinking about the things I have done/must do before graduation. So, here we go: 1. Go to the Peabody Museum. There's a few more weeks before Yale returns the Inca artifacts to Peru. Its literally half a block from SOM. Fun fact: they have the first discovered T-Rex tooth. 2.

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November 29, 2010

While most SOMers found the opportunity this past week to see family and travel home for the Thanksgiving holiday, a group of us spent the time visiting companies, mingling with other MBA students, sightseeing, and otherwise “letting off steam” in the capital of England. I think I have heard from enough of my classmates still lingering back into the country today to say on behalf of us all: it was truly an amazing experience. On the productive front, around twenty of us joined a consortium of other top U.S.

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November 17, 2010

The SOM Black Business Alliance recently organized a day of service projects at organizations in and around New Haven. It was a great chance for SOM students to take a break from schoolwork and help out in the local community. The projects represent one of many opportunities students have to give back. The service projects organized by the BBA were a chance for students to participate for just one Saturday. (Many students are involved in some great ongoing service work).

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October 27, 2010

So, I’m a second year now. I hate to use a cliché but, well, time flies. It has not only flown but its wings are now frantically flapping faster than ever before. I’m already into the second quarter of my second and final year and it’s time to give back a little. I’m originally from Europe where (for reasons I do not fully understand) students simply do not seem to develop the same die-hard loyalty to their alma mater as do American students.

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October 15, 2010

I recently had the opportunity to participate in an admissions event, Fall Friday for Women. If you're not familiar, it's an event that SOM sponsors once a year in the fall to host prospective female students and allow them to meet women faculty, alumni and students from around SOM and learn about our curriculum (which, by now, all of us in 2012 are quite well-versed in). I was one of those prospective female students attending this event last year, so it was interesting to be on the other side.

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October 10, 2010

At the beginning of the year, the Class of 2011 provided us with a booklet entitled Student Guide to Yale SOM an opportunity to add some more color to your early days. This compilation of “pooled thoughts” and “shared tips and secrets” was developed by the Classes of 2010 and 2011 and passed down to us to ensure that we hit the ground running upon our matriculation.

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October 7, 2010

Ever since four first-year students ran into James Franco during orientation at A-1 Pizza, the legend of James Franco has been growing within the Yale SOM community. There were James Franco sightings at Louis’ Lunch, Blue State Coffee and the Yale Repertory Theater. And then there was last night. A few lucky SOMers celebrated the end of Fall 1 classes by attending a screening of “Howl,” the new film about the famed poet Alan Ginsberg. The screening was put on by the Yale University Whitney Humanities Center and with a theater capacity of only 200 people; seats were in high demand.

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