The annual Oster Bowl took place this weekend. It’s held in East Rock Park and sponsored by Academic Affairs and Student Life.
This is not to say, of course, that I regret coming to business school—I don’t at all. Both professionally and personally, I’ve grown and learned so much here, and my previous posts attest to my love for this school. Rather, in some ways, this high-intensity, perpetually stimulating pace of life makes for a welcome crucible that is forcing me to learn how to prioritize those things that matter to me most.
There are only so many days left before you start orientation, and before you know it we’ll be on campus strutting around like we own the place. That is, until we all move into a new building, and then it’s just like 1st Year all over again. Until then, we wanted to provide you with some things you could do now to prepare yourself for the unrelenting whirlwind that is the SOM MBA experience. Using some of our finest brains, we’ve come up with these words of wisdom, (in random, stream-of-consciousness order) ...
Yesterday was a great day for the Master of Advanced Management (MAM) program as it marked the graduation of the first MAM class. Twenty students from ten Global Network Schools and eleven countries arrived in New Haven late last August with the courage to embrace a concept and leave having established the MAM as an integral part of the SOM Community. A tradition at Yale is that all graduates across the University and their friends and family gather on Old Campus and each Dean presents their degree candidates to the University President.
Upon completing our first MBA year this past Monday, celebrations were certainly in order. After we submitted our Innovator final at 7:30 p.m., we all proceeded to eat, drink and make merry….
OK OK, you got me. The more accurate version of the story—at least, in my case—is that I ate, drank (mango lassi, that is) and… merrily made my way to the long neglected friend that is my bed.
Spring transition: Yale SOM student government president Caitlin Sullivan '13, right, meets with her successor, Maya Sudhakaran '14. The student government president coordinates eight committees addressing academic and community life at Yale SOM, and represents the student body in communications with the dean and the administration.
Photo: Tony Rinaldo
In December, I got an email from a classmate urging me to sign up for a half marathon. Me? Run 13.1 miles? Maybe I could do that?
Fast forward four months and I was jumping onto the train with my running shoes, heading to DC to run my very first half marathon with 20 of my classmates-- some seasoned runners and others who were just as excited as me for their running debut. I hadn't been to DC since 2009 and I was excited to explore the city, hang out with college friends, and share the experience with other first-timers.
Yale SOM students took part in the annual Class of 2014 Internship Fund Auction last 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. The theme of this year's auction was Masquerade.
Photos © Alina Vorobeitchik '14.