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September 5, 2010

It's hard to believe two full weeks of classes have already gone by; they seemed to go by quite literally in the blink of an eye. Amazingly enough, I feel busier now attending classes 3 - 4 hours per day than when I was working 40 + hours per week. From what I can tell, our class is taking as much advantage as possible of what SOM, Yale University, and New Haven at large, have to offer, particularly with regard to our favorite non-academic activities (GPSCY, anyone?). Carpe noctem, 2012, carpe noctem.

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September 4, 2010

New York --> New Haven; New address #16 --> New address #17; New school year; New classes at New schools and 234 New classmates to get to know. Lots of ‘New’. My summer was excellent - after 27 years of looking at New York City with wide eyes from afar and wondering what life would be like living there (trust me, it’s a long way from the little British Army base that I called home for 18 years), my internship gave me the opportunity to experience it first-hand.

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September 3, 2010

In the 2+ weeks since starting school, the Class of 2012 had our run of the place. We were free to get to know all of our classmates, to converse with our various professors, and to explore SOM's labyrinthine campus. But just when we were getting into a groove, we were given a big jolt this week: the return of the second years. (Mild apologies for the effusive praise that follows.)We watched in awe as they filed back to campus.

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August 31, 2010

I'm going to piggyback on the last blog post by Alex about study groups. Study groups are a really cool part of SOM because of the diversity of experience that each one is comprised of - and for many of us, also a microcosm of social life. I am still amazed by how much I learnt in the first year from all of my classmates not just in terms of academics, but also working styles, study methods and general life experience (like how to make the world's best chili).

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August 31, 2010

We are in the midst of our second week of classes and as the scale and difficulty of work ramps us, many of us will become increasingly dependent on the support of our study groups. Since it has often been said that MBAs learn as much from their classmates as their professors, I thought it would be helpful to discuss how study groups work here at Yale SOM. Upon arriving at orientation, each student is given their predetermined study group assignment of 8-9 people.

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August 26, 2010

As we’ve gone through orientation and our first week of classes, I’ve noticed how we’re being introduced to the values that define Yale SOM – in subtle and not-so-subtle ways. On our first day of classes, we opened that morning’s Wall Street Journal to see an article written by three of our professors, Rodrigo Canales, B. Cade Massey, and Amy Wrzesniewski titled, Promises Aren’t Enough: Business Schools Need to Do a Better Job Teaching Students Values.

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August 24, 2010

Yesterday marked the first day of classes for the class of 2012 with students, eager and reticent alike, embarking on their respective academic journeys at SOM. It was a bittersweet time for most of us as we officially bid adieu to our seemingly routine (and altogether comfortable) professional lives of the past to start our new lives of relative chaos that will undoubtedly prevail over the next two-plus years.

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August 22, 2010

Tomorrow is the first day of classes. As Eddie so nicely captured in his blog post, orientation was a fun, yet action-packed week and a half of getting to know our new classmates and the Yale SOM community. However, for the majority of our class, orientation actually started well before we picked up our student IDs and laptops last Wednesday. Shortly after the Winter Welcome event for admitted students last February, one my classmates (Jacob Ritvo) had the brilliant idea of creating a Google group for Class of 2012 admits.

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August 21, 2010

Last week, my 235 classmates descended onto New Haven for Orientation, the beginning of our journey at SOM. We came from Anchorage and New York City, London and Istanbul, Quito and Nanjing. We were engineers, press secretaries, consultants, publishers, bankers, and more, but we all abandoned gainful employment in order to gain something greater. SOM’s Student and Academic Services (SAS) assembled a terrific program of mixers (incl. a beachside clambake, bowling night, and bar run), helpful information sessions (incl.

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July 29, 2010

In my most recent post, I mentioned that we would be bringing the Yale SOM 2010-2011 application live in July. I am pleased to say that the application did in fact go live earlier this week. Anyone who wishes to access the application and begin working on it can do so through our website. Stay tuned for more information on our upcoming events and other resources for enhancing your candidacy, such as our online Application Tips Chat. More to come soon . . . .

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