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March 14, 2013

The truly awesome Shwedagon Pagoda in downtown Rangoon, and our first sunset in Burma.

I'm writing this post from the gate at Rangoon airport in Burma, (officially known as Myanmar). I've just spent the most wonderful 10 days touring and trekking the newly-opened country with 6 of my classmates, and am about to fly to Tokyo to begin my International Experience (IE). Wait. Let me back up just a little bit.

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By: Ada Wan
March 11, 2013

at South Africa's Kruger National Park Greetings from South Africa, where my friend Katherine Miller, SOM ’14, and I just completed our first African safari! While our International Experience (IE)—a mandatory part of the first-year curriculum that happens in the spring—doesn’t begin until tomorrow, most of our classmates in the South Africa IE cohort made pre-trip plans like ours.

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March 10, 2013

Greetings from Managua (or somewhere between Miami and LA en route to my Indonesia International Experience to be exact)! I just wanted to share some of my thoughts after my Global Social Enterprise trip to Nicaragua, where I was able to reconnect with my international development roots and social entrepreneurship passions firsthand!

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By: Ada Wan
March 2, 2013

All right, world, in homage to the legacy of the Harlem Shake and the Cupid Shuffle, I am hereby coining a new dance—the Yale SOM Hustle.

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February 26, 2013

This term, with the Master of Advanced Management (MAM) cohort, I'm taking a course designed specifically for our program called the CEO Agenda 2020. This course is based on the premise that the private sector has assumed an increasingly important role in addressing pressing global challenges and an evolving social contract has shifted expectations for private sector engagement in matters such as global health, development and climate change.

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February 22, 2013

While Yale School of Management is undoubtedly a top business school, throughout the world Yale is probably best known for its liberal arts tradition. The hallmark of any Yale education is to approach problems from different perspectives, to cross disciplinary boundaries in order to obtain penetrating insights, and the new Master of Advanced Management at Yale SOM is no exception.

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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 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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December 23, 2012

Clockwise from top: Dennis '14, Meg '14, Whitney '14, and Emily '14 sitting in front of Van Windermere Estates on the first day of Fall 1. Photo Michael Chen '14. Remember when I wrote about the cohort system at SOM? Well, this year we’ve inaugurated the Cohort Cup competition, where the four cohorts in both years compete for glory and EPP’s (Eminent and Purposeful Points). This is a video of the dizzybat race held in Caulkins Courtyard last week, and my friend Brendan (SOM/FES '15) was forward-thinking enough to document this for posterity. Naturally, Gold took home the prize, (we’re on the far end, led by flamenco god Pedro, in the helmet), though it was a very close race! GO GOLD.

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