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By: Ada Wan
December 12, 2012

As recently as even three years ago, if you had asked me whether I was considering business school, I would have (at best) shuddered or (at worst) simply laughed in your face. The idea—at least, as conceived in my mind—of politicking my way up the corporate ladder while trussed up in a bland-colored suit with a serious air of inflated self-importance appealed to me about as much as, say, eating cardboard for the rest of my life.

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By: Ada Wan
November 10, 2012

Allow me to let you in on a little secret about business school that no one ever tells you: Business school is challenging. And yes, I would even dare use that taboo term that is anathema to my cohort of high-achieving peers—I will be the first person (perhaps in history) to admit that business school can be hard.

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By: Ada Wan
October 19, 2012

For someone who was relegated to her bed day in and day out in a dank corner of a dilapidated nursing home, Sarah* exuded an unexpected sunniness in all of our interactions. At well over 75 years of age, she smacked her Mentos chewing gum with glee and dispensed enthusiastic, if unsolicited, relationship advice, usually along the lines of, “Now, Ada, make sure he is a nice boy.

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By: Ada Wan
September 21, 2012

Well, since this is my first blog post of many to come over the next couple of years, I thought I should come clean right away: I have a confession to make.Upon arriving in New Haven this past August, I had harbored all sorts of doubts and second thoughts about Yale SOM—the kind that, I’ll admit, led my friends to joke that my trip back to Boston for Labor Day weekend was actually a one-way trip.

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