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April 4, 2011

As part of its annual effort to provide funding to first year students seeking summer internships in non-profit, public sector, and social sector opportunities, the student run Internship Fund (IF) launched its silent auction today with a slew of unique items. The IF draws on support from first year and second year students, as well as faculty and alums and raises funds from the auction, Food For Thought cafe, the talent show (which Kate wrote about), support from our dean, and direct donations.

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January 2, 2011

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

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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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November 19, 2010

May I make a suggestion to all first-years (and even reflective second-years) who are seeking yet another practical application of SOM’s famous first-year curriculum: step back for a moment from the pharma companies, car manufacturers, and social enterprises found in the cases and textbooks. To increase the “return on investment” for your SOM education, be sure to apply the lessons of the curriculum to yourself, to ensure that you can successfully navigate your remaining years (or months) at business school and beyond.

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October 18, 2010

Before I began researching MBA programs last year, Yale SOM was not the first business school that came to my mind in conversations around innovation and entrepreneurship. But it turns out that Yale is a pretty good place for aspiring entrepreneurs. (Lots more info after the jump).

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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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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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March 26, 2010

"It’s a huge, huge deal”. This was the response from the Director of Current Programming at ABC Entertainment in Los Angeles – a Yale SOM alum – in response to a question regarding the weight of the Yale brand and how it has helped him achieve the level of success that he has attained. The truth of this is something that I’m realising more and more the longer I’m here. My first Spring Break in the US was a great one. Beginning with a trip to LA organised by the Media & Entertainment Club, a group of us traded in the snow of New England for the Californian sunshine.

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February 1, 2010

I will start this story where it ends rather than begins and let the proverbial cat out of the bag. As my SOM colleagues and I were filing out of the conference room at the venture capital firm General Catalyst last Friday, we bumped into former GM CEO Rick Wagoner. The Managing Director present graciously asked Rick if he’d like to chat with the MBAs from Yale, and to our surprise and delight, we were treated to five minutes with a man who had presided over one of America’s most iconic companies.

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December 6, 2009

Net Impact is one of the most popular clubs at SOM and the SOM chapter is one of the largest chapters in the country. It's not necessarily surprising as I've found that many of my classmates are naturally disposed to wanting to add more to the world than simply increasing a bottom line.

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