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September 27, 2008

Well hello there! I am sorry it has been a while, it turns out there are lots of panels to see, lots of free pizzas to consume and lots of problem sets to do in Business School. Regardless, I wanted to blog about this amazing opportunity I got the other day through my Careers course at SOM. The course gives you a multi-faceted framework with which to think about your career past, present and future. We think about values, psychology, goals, culture, leadership, and more. One of the assignments for this course is to interview someone whose career trajectory interests you.

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By: Paul Ip
September 26, 2008

It's been a while, but seeing that it's another Friday and I'm chillin' in the Hall of Mirrors, I figure it's time for another post. I've been here in New Haven for the past few days to help Microsoft with recruiting. It's been a good time so far. Aside from the official events, I've been spending some quality time in my old haunts (the Hall of Mirrors and Food for Thought) hanging out and talking to people while doing a bit of work in between. The only difference is that instead of doing classwork, I'm doing work work (or "real" work).

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September 16, 2008

School is finally in full swing: this seems to be the theme of the last week. We’ve all weathered the first econ problem set, considered the ins and outs of the Carlyle Group’s proposed investment in the Chinese construction company Xugong, drawn more probability and decision trees than we know what to do with, and spent a fair amount of time working in our core groups to determine what intrinsic and unique qualities we each have which will help facilitate our eventual roles as, in the words of SOM’s mission, “leaders for business and society”.

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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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September 6, 2008

It is such a luxury to return to school after working in the real world for the summer. My summer internship was amazing--but after 12 intense weeks it was pretty cushy to say "it's been fun, see you later, I'm going back to being a student for 9 more months." I have been so happy to return to New Haven. I have been really happy to see my SOM friends again--this is the last time we will all be in one place again. On the first, my friends know me as a native New Yorker, but I love living in New Haven.

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August 31, 2008

So amidst the organized chaos that is Orientation, I found myself sitting in the Hall of Mirrors the afternoon of Wednesday, August 20th, making the best use of some free time by uploading Microsoft Office onto my laptop and organizing my habitually cluttered desktop icons. A few friends walked by at one point and stopped to talk. It went like this. Shapiro: Guillermo, aren't you supposed to be somewhere right now? G-Mo: No, I've got a free afternoon, I went to the IT session earlier so I'm just hanging out until I meet with my learning group.

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August 31, 2008

Hello! This is my first blog post EVER. I am pretty excited about it. Anyways, I woke up this morning thinking about how incredibly supportive my classmates are. We met a couple of weeks ago but it already feels like we are old friends. Coming from a non-profit arts background, I was nervous about the competitive business school environment. Obviously, visiting Yale I was struck with how different the culture is, which is why I applied. I promise it's not just a marketing ploy! It's truly a unique place. Everyone is extremely driven and accomplished, but very low key.

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August 30, 2008

(Mark Lombardi: chicago outfit and satellite regimes, c.1981-83, 1998)

Amazingly, we’ve made it through a full week of classes. Somehow. There are a number of things that stand out in my mind as exceptional. However, there is one particular event that has been on my mind quite a bit in the last few days: the petrodollar recycling exercise in Professor Bracken’s Problem Framing class.

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August 30, 2008

...and away we go! It's hard to believe the first week has come and gone but there is no question that life both at SOM and here in the 'Have in general is in full swing! Our first week was definitely packed. We started with some basics of elasticity, fundamentals of debits and credits, and the probability of Mr.

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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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