Yesterday was a great day for the Master of Advanced Management (MAM) program as it marked the graduation of the first MAM class. Twenty students from ten Global Network Schools and eleven countries arrived in New Haven late last August with the courage to embrace a concept and leave having established the MAM as an integral part of the SOM Community. A tradition at Yale is that all graduates across the University and their friends and family gather on Old Campus and each Dean presents their degree candidates to the University President.
First off, Congratulations to the Class of 2013! I'm so proud of you all, and going to miss so many of you that I've come to call friends over the short year. It's terrifying to me that I can already call myself a second year - I know I have very big shoes to fill. I know this kind of feeling has got to happen every May: a sense of accomplishment, a sense of finality, and a sense of great anticipation for what comes next. Like reaching the 25th mile of a marathon. (I presume. I've never run one.)
Upon completing our first MBA year this past Monday, celebrations were certainly in order. After we submitted our Innovator final at 7:30 p.m., we all proceeded to eat, drink and make merry….
OK OK, you got me. The more accurate version of the story—at least, in my case—is that I ate, drank (mango lassi, that is) and… merrily made my way to the long neglected friend that is my bed.
Listening to Facebook’s Lori Goler describe the company’s culture, you might see parallels between its product—a social network—and how the company thinks about its employees. Goler visited Yale SOM on April 11.
Healthcare leaders were in New Haven in April for the annual Yale Healthcare Conference. The event is a joint effort between students at the Yale School of Management and the health professional schools at Yale.
Spring transition: Yale SOM student government president Caitlin Sullivan '13, right, meets with her successor, Maya Sudhakaran '14. The student government president coordinates eight committees addressing academic and community life at Yale SOM, and represents the student body in communications with the dean and the administration.
Photo: Tony Rinaldo
In December, I got an email from a classmate urging me to sign up for a half marathon. Me? Run 13.1 miles? Maybe I could do that?
Fast forward four months and I was jumping onto the train with my running shoes, heading to DC to run my very first half marathon with 20 of my classmates-- some seasoned runners and others who were just as excited as me for their running debut. I hadn't been to DC since 2009 and I was excited to explore the city, hang out with college friends, and share the experience with other first-timers.
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