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October 29, 2007

Wow this post has been a long time coming as I haven't really had any updates since the end of last year even though there has been a lot to talk about. Tonight is actually one of the freer nights that I've had since we've been back. I didn't think that "Senior Year" was supposed to be so busy. Well I finally had knee surgery during the end of August, getting a full reconstruction of my right ACL. I am 10 weeks post-surgery and am feeling really fantastic (almost too fantastic). I am in rehab twice a week and my strength is finally starting to come back.

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October 27, 2007

Oh hello again. It seems I've fallen into the habit of allowing multiple weeks to pass by before posting an update, but given the posting frequency of many of my fellow bloggers (i.e. zero posts since my last post in September), I attribute the lack of updates to the simple but undeniable fact - things at school are keeping us all very busy. Things like planning a job trek for the Economic Development Club. Or trying to get speakers to come to a Philanthropy conference happening later in November. Or responding to prospective students over email.

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September 30, 2007

Oh hello readers. So after a faux press release sent to many of my fellow Yale SOM classmates from fellow blogger Paul that I had retired from the blog scene I decided it was time to dust off my blogging accounts and get busy updating. So what have I been up to this past month? The usual. Fun and games with the study group.

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By: Paul Ip
September 29, 2007

It's been a while. I suppose you can say that I've been busy. You can also say that I've been chilling out a lot. It's really a bit of both. I've been busy:

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September 28, 2007

The heat is really on, folks! Seat belt fastened or not, you are going to be tossed about in the centrifuge. The long weeks before seem like a joke now. Sample this:

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September 18, 2007

It was just a few weeks ago when I was thinking, wow!! no office for 5 weeks and a healthy dose of relaxation, broken occassionally by a couple of leisurely readings on how Buffett made all his billions and how Katherine Graham eased into the hot seat of Washington Post. Of course, there was also the "Company" - a tougher read than any book I had ever ventured to read. Even when the reflections on best self came up, it seemed easy enough between the scores of movies, outings and what-have-yous.

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September 4, 2007

What a change a few weeks make. Life in DC and my internship at the United Way are a distant memory, replaced with a bunch of new faces at SOM (hi class of 2009!), a lot of a familiar and friendly faces from the class of 2008, and a whole lot of optimism for the upcoming school year. Indeed, I'm back in New Haven and ready for my 2nd and final year at Yale SOM.

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September 3, 2007

Well, I am finally here... After a year-long preparation, application process, talking to students at different schools and hunting for MBA blogs, today I have the opportunity to finally sit at the other end of the table and tell you what it is like to be at Yale SOM. In short: it is not easy, but it is enjoyable! Orientation for my Class of 2009 started on 16 August - quite early it seems, but there was a reason why - activities followed one after the other in a hectic schedule leaving us with no time to waste.

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August 17, 2007

It's that time again...a new school year, a new class of SOM students wandering around campus, and for me, a new beginning. In May I transitioned from being a Yale MBA student to being a Yale MBA alumnus, and I'm now in the process of transitioning from a Yale MBA alumnus to a Yale student again (this time in the Financial Economics Ph.D. program). Despite the title of my post, my transition from MBA student to Ph.D. student has been much more difficult than I had initially anticipated.

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August 13, 2007

I'm leaving on a jetplane... My summer with United Way International is done. Almost. Perhaps the best part is just about to begin. They are sending me to Seoul, South Korea to attend the Asia-Pacific Regional Conference, and I fly out tomorrow! I am excited for both personal and professional reasons! But what did I do for the rest of the summer? I need to figure out how to say what I did in just a few sentences! I know that when we all return to New Haven, everyone will be asking "How was your summer? What did you do?" So. Here's what I did in a nutshell.

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