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March 16, 2009

Spring break officially began today with our last take home finals due yesterday evening, yet today I found myself reliving highlights from this past semester and realizing just how much the past few months have changed the way I think...

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March 8, 2009

There's this cool club here called SOM Outreach which sets groups of 4 students up with pro-bono consulting projects with local nonprofits. It's a lot of work, but if you are excited about the problems you are tackling you will be really motivated. I am working with 3 awesome members of the class of 2010 to address men's sexual health issues in connecticut. We are charged with figuring out a messaging system that could get young men taking better care of themselves! {C}The other day we invited a group 6 of our classmates over to my place for pizza, beer and brainstorming.

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January 29, 2009

As I write this post, we are digging out from yet another winter snow storm. There has been an unusually high amount of snow this year here in New England -- which I actually like because it's quite beautiful (despite the difficulty getting around).{C} Along with the snow has come an uptick in activity here on campus -- spring semester classes started back up Tuesday. It's been great to see the students back on campus and to hear the first-years tell stories from their International Experience trips to the UAE, Costa Rica, Turkey, China, and elsewhere.

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January 2, 2009

Classes ended on the 19th and students have left for winter break, but things have remained busy here at SOM over the holidays. First, leading up to the break, the school hosted the 58th annual Yale CEO Summit in New York. Organized by Senior Associate Dean Jeffrey Sonnenfeld, the CEO Summit is an opportunity for chief executives of top organizations to have candid, off-the-record conversations about the challenges facing contemporary business.

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November 20, 2008

It’s exactly four weeks since our Round 1 deadline, which seems like a good time to drop a quick note on what we have been up to in admissions and what’s happening next. At this point, the vast majority of applications are complete and ready to read. Only a handful of applicants are still missing materials, and we emailed those people who are missing materials yesterday, so anyone who didn’t receive an email should assume that their application is complete (it’s also possible for applicants to check their status on their

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September 16, 2008

Now that the school year has hit its stride, the on-campus admissions program is starting to gear up. Yesterday marked the beginning of the annual admissions office campus visit program. Through the program, visitors to campus can take a tour, sit in on a class, have lunch with students, and meet with a member of the admissions staff -- as well as visit the larger Yale campus, if they wish. We had a full complement of visitors yesterday, which was a nice way to kick off the program for the year.

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August 29, 2008

In my most recent post last week, I announced that the 2008-2009 SOM online application was now live. After the application went live, an unexpected server issue resulted in some people having difficulty accessing the application over the past few days. Our IT department has worked to address this issue, and I am pleased to say that the application is back to performing as expected. To anyone who encountered difficulty accessing the application these past few days, I want to offer my apologies.

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August 19, 2008

Greetings from Cape Cod! After what has been an unusually busy summer here in the admissions office, my family and I are taking a week to relax in Chatham on the Cape before the fall admissions season kicks off in earnest. In between the sun and surf, however, I wanted to take a moment to let everyone know that the 2008-2009 SOM online application went live last Friday. Those of you who read my previous post have already seen and had a chance to start working on this year's essay questions, but you can now access and fill out the entire application online.

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July 18, 2008

Hi from the admissions office! It's been quite a while since I last posted -- I'm hoping to correct that this year by posting much more frequently. This summer has been very busy so far -- I've been on the road at conferences much of the time, including down in Dallas for the Consortium Orientation Program representing SOM as the newest member of the Consortium for Graduate Study in Management; in Chicago

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June 5, 2008

Please describe your short and long term goals and how your previous experience and an MBA will help you to achieve these goals. (500 words maximum.) In 2004, sixty-five percent of Yale MBA graduates accepted full-time offers in finance, manufacturing, or consulting. Seven percent accepted jobs in a category labeled "non-profit/public".

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