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September 22, 2010

Some quick hits as we continue through our relentless schedules:

1) The bonding between the two classes of MBA students continued on Saturday with an unofficial, all-school "Old School" party thrown and funded by the first-years. Other schools made their way over too.

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September 18, 2010
First Yale Bulldogs game of the year vs. Georgetown: Victory! Read More
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September 18, 2010

Exactly one year ago today, I was in your shoes. I was touring the northeast in search of my future, hanging onto every piece of advice that was offered to me, but with no clarity to speak of. Indeed, each business school that I visited had its pluses and minuses, but there was not one that “stood out”. However, that all changed when I visited SOM. So, (Undecided) Prospective Student, in hopes of helping you out, I thought I’d share a few memories, some vivid, some blurry, from my campus visit, where, for me, everything became clear:

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September 15, 2010

Aaron mentioned earlier that “we also have access to everything [Yale University] has to offer.” I and at least 10 other SOMers are taking advantage of that access right now. I’m not qualified to answer the question of whether the recent U.S. financial reform will work, but there’s a panel of distinguished economists here that can say a thing or two about it: - Dr.

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September 14, 2010

About this time a year ago, I was searching for something. Once or twice a week after work, instead of my usual mental unwinding, I went out on the hunt for the right MBA program. I looked at schools near and far, and far and wide, but at each event I often heard both alumni and faculty sing a similar tune. “We’re looking for the right fit.” Fit? I had spent my entire pre- (and post!) pubescence battling this premise. In high school when everyone else wore sneakers, I wore fluorescent pink chuck taylors.

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September 13, 2010

A recent article from the New York Times asserts that several generally accepted beliefs about good study habits are actually false. For example, you know that tip about finding, clearing and setting aside a quiet workspace, a constant place where you can “get in your groove” for hours while refining your finance and marketing skills? Might want to think again. The article highlights four tips for strong studying that fly in the face of conventional wisdom:

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September 12, 2010

I’ve just returned home from our first Student Government meeting of the new school year and am excited about all of the initiatives we have boiling. Though a lot of work was done over the summer by this hard-working group of officers to set the groundwork for a great 2010-2011, as of tonight we’re all back in action and ramping up our plans once again.

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September 10, 2010

Beginning with the larger picture, each semester of the first year is divided up into two parts (Fall 1, Fall 2 -- Spring 1 Spring 2). Right now, we are in 6-7 weeks of Fall 1, which will be followed by a week-long team-building exercise before beginning Fall 2 -- ending in December. The first quarter is a quantitative boot camp, but everything is new and exciting and we all seem to be able to handle the six or seven classes that are thrown our way.

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September 10, 2010

One of the many qualities that sets SOM apart is its small size compared to many of its peer institutions. The current MBA student body includes an average of about 225 students per class. As a result, there's a genuine feeling of community on campus. But it's important to remember that we're also members of the larger Yale community. So while our focus is on our time here on the SOM campus, we also have access to everything the University has to offer.

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September 7, 2010

Executive Summary: First years, please attend the Internship Fund's kick-off meeting on Wednesday September 8th, in A74 (where you regularly meet the awesome Prof. Amy W) at 4:30pm. On the IF, you will support a number of your friends' internships and a remarkable array of wonderful organizations; form enduring relationships with every SOM constituency; and plan the most anticipated events of SOM's social calendar.

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