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March 5, 2011

As I write this, I'm sipping tea in a hotel in Stockholm, having landed just over an hour ago on a plane from Copenhagen. One of my top reasons to come to Yale over any other school was the curriculum, including the International Experience. Yale gives us three weeks off for Spring Break, of which approximately a week and a half are for the International Experience.

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February 25, 2011

There's a lot going on as February winds down: today is officially the end of Spring 1; students are finishing up exams and papers as I write this; there's a marketing conference happening here on campus; and all of my classmates are packing up for a few weeks away from campus. Together with Yale's Center on Consumer Insights, the Marketings Club is hosting its annual conference.

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February 17, 2011

One of the many impressive electives we have at SOM is a class taught by Prof. Jeffrey Garten and Prof. Stephen Roach titled, Washington and Wall Street: Markets, Policy, and Politics. Over the course of the semester we have discussed the interaction of the financial industry and the policies that govern it, both in the US and around the world.

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February 7, 2011

If you think business school is all business—think again. By day we’re certainly budding economists, strategy superstars and operational engineers. By night, we’re something entirely different. Especially last night. At the annual Internship Fund’s Star Search Talent Show, the classes of 2011 and 2012 sang their hearts out, sometimes-not-so-wise-cracked, shimmied Gaga-style, busted out Backstreet, moonwalked and cross-dressed across the stage. I laughed. I cried (from laughing). I learned some sign language. And I will never see SOM in the same light.

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February 1, 2011

It's hard to top the International Experience that we enjoy during the spring break of our first year at SOM. Yet this year, 11 of my classmates and I were fortunate enough to go with Prof. Jim Levinsohn to South Africa for two weeks over winter break as part of a class we took in the fall semester that we called, simply, The South Africa class. How would I sum up the trip if given only one word? Amazing.

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January 6, 2011

For first-year students, the spring semester is the first opportunity to add elective classes to our schedule. We have six classes left in the core – three (Operations, Employee, Macroeconomics) to be taken in Spring 1 and three (Integrated Leadership Perspective, Innovator, State & Society) to be taken in Spring 2. That means that we can choose up to eight credits of electives this spring. One of the great things about Yale SOM is that, even as a first-year student, there are many options beyond the traditional business school electives (though they are all offered).

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January 2, 2011

There's a lot happening in the opening days of 2011:

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December 20, 2010

Yale University has received a $50 million commitment from a Yale College alumnus to support the construction of a new state-of-the-art campus for its School of Management (SOM), President Richard C. Levin ’74 Ph.D. announced today. Edward P. (Ned) Evans is a member of the Yale College Class of 1964. His gift—the largest in SOM’s history—will be recognized with the naming of the new facility as Edward P. Evans Hall.

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December 11, 2010

As we wrap our penultimate semester at Yale SOM, a lot of my classmates have increasingly started talking about the things we must do before we enter the real world again. Someone mentioned the New Haven Bucket List, inspired by the extremely mediocre Jack Nicholson/Morgan Freeman flick, and got me thinking about the things I have done/must do before graduation. So, here we go: 1. Go to the Peabody Museum. There's a few more weeks before Yale returns the Inca artifacts to Peru. Its literally half a block from SOM. Fun fact: they have the first discovered T-Rex tooth. 2.

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November 29, 2010

While most SOMers found the opportunity this past week to see family and travel home for the Thanksgiving holiday, a group of us spent the time visiting companies, mingling with other MBA students, sightseeing, and otherwise “letting off steam” in the capital of England. I think I have heard from enough of my classmates still lingering back into the country today to say on behalf of us all: it was truly an amazing experience. On the productive front, around twenty of us joined a consortium of other top U.S.

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