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February 20, 2012

Question: What does the phrase “pure joy” describe? (a) a musical comedy, (b) PE/VC deal simulations, (c) an Asia trip with fellow SOMers, or (d) all of the above.

Answer: (d). Read on to find out why.

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February 11, 2012

A couple of weeks back the Diversity Committee of Student Government hosted a student panel regarding diversity in the modern work place and diversity and inclusion in general. This panel was extremely well attended and amazing, and I believe it represents a unique factor about Yale SOM: people at this school care not only about diversity, but they also care about inclusion. Diversity is a word that can mean many different things: e.g., background, culture, work experience, life experience, etc.

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February 8, 2012

The Yale School of Management Center for Customer Insights, in conjunction with the Yale SOM Marketing Club, is hosting its sixth annual Marketing conference on this Friday, 2/10.

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January 27, 2012

"It's all there at entry." Those were the parting words from Andrea Levere, SOM'83 and President of the Corporation for Enterprise Development (CFED), during the Class of 2012 orientation back in August 2010. Over the ensuing weeks, there was some casual debate and joking over exactly what Ms. Levere had meant by this somewhat cryptic advice.

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January 5, 2012

If you like Football or math, this post is for you. As a follow up to Professor Kaplan and my weekly Mathletics NFL rankings, listed below are the final rankings of the 2011 season:League Avg: 22.26 Home Edge: 3.42

 

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December 22, 2011

While students take a break from classes, work continues on the new Yale SOM campus right around the corner from our current spot on Hillhouse Avenue.

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December 18, 2011

I am happy to announce that three Yale SOM members (including myself) are part of the organizing committee for the 2013 National Reaching Out LGBT MBA (ROMBA) Conference! We teamed up with MIT and Tuck business school students to submit a organizing bid in October and had our first organizing retreat at the beginning of December. The conference will take place in Boston, MA during October 2013.

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December 15, 2011

Today was the last day of our exams and a bunch of us decided to celebrate over drinks and lunch. Maybe I'm being overly sentimental, but I never thought I would miss New Haven as much as I currently do, even as I sit amid the hustle and bustle of New York.Looking back on this semester, it has truly been rewarding. I felt pushed not just by the conversations we had in class about competitive strategy, levering betas, linear optimization...

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By: Jim Kok
October 30, 2011

Friends in the tropics, if you ever wonder how a Christmasy Halloween experience looks like, then you've come to the right blogpost! Yesterday morning came our first snow of the year. It was only October - no wonder the squirrels around campus had been extremely busy preparing for Winter last week. SOMers, on the other hand, were caught off-guard by the snow storm because we were having our long anticipated Halloween party last night! Our student government had it well said: We won’t let 6 inches of snow stop the party!

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October 23, 2011

Just wrapped up the first quarter of my second year. And while the chance to return to school to learn about things I’m passionate about is itself a great opportunity, with the core behind me and a huge selection of courses to choose from, this quarter felt particularly indulgent. I was like a kid in a candy store.Of course, in Managing Strategic Networks it turns out, I was more like a fish in a sea. In this class we analyzed both our own networks, the networks of organizations, and ways to leverage consumer networks in marketing strategies.

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