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By: Paul Ip
May 27, 2008

I'm here in my apartment sorting through all the stuff that has accumulated over the two years I've been here. The worst part of this exercise is going through the "pile" of random things that invariably grows. Right now I'm sorting through that pile, and I'm finding some interesting things. The most interesting curiousities are in the Welcome Weekend stuff that I still have for some reason. Yup... Welcome Weekend 2006, where this journey began.

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March 2, 2008

Quite often many of my friends tell me "I forgot you're not a US citizen". Admittedly when I get all wrapped up in the excitement of the US election and the race between my man Barack and Hillary, sometimes even I forget that I'm Canadian. But the fact is like many students from abroad, I'm here at Yale on an F1 Student Visa. Even though Canada is right next door, I'm not an American citizen and consequently, need to think about things like immigration and work authorization after I graduate from Yale SOM.

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February 20, 2008

Well, I'm dreaming, suggestively. Really, this is the bitter nub of the year. I have decided to walk to school every day this week, to save the earth one step at a time (and also because my car needs an oil change). Blustering along the 25 minute walk, I keep reminding myself that when I return from Spring Break, it will be spring in New Haven. Then I notice the small green-yellow shoots pushing through the hard soil. It's official, my favorite core class this term is, unexpectedly--State and Society.

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By: Paul Ip
December 4, 2007

Congratulations and thank you to Deep, who was gracious enough to bring in two sheet cakes to share with us in celebration of his McKinsey offer. That makes 5 McKinsey offers so far. Not bad for a class of 207! I'm a fan of job offer celebrations. Keep them coming!

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November 5, 2007

Alas, soon I shall be re-entering the “real” world. While it will be nice to move toward becoming solvent again, but I will definitely miss this rarified atmosphere. I have been enjoying my courses even more this year. I decided to immerse myself in finance, and I have been loving it. Now if only I can find some means by which to turn that love into a series of bullet points on my resume...

It is hard to believe that my time here is almost ¾’s over.

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By: Paul Ip
November 1, 2007

It's been a while since my last post. You could say that even if you do have your job situation figured out there are still plenty of ways to keep yourself busy here at SOM. Surprisingly, most of my time is probably spent working on things that aren't directly related to class - a sharp contrast to last year when we spent almost all our time on coursework and attending corporate presentations. So what's been keeping me busy? Everything else.

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October 29, 2007

Wow this post has been a long time coming as I haven't really had any updates since the end of last year even though there has been a lot to talk about. Tonight is actually one of the freer nights that I've had since we've been back. I didn't think that "Senior Year" was supposed to be so busy. Well I finally had knee surgery during the end of August, getting a full reconstruction of my right ACL. I am 10 weeks post-surgery and am feeling really fantastic (almost too fantastic). I am in rehab twice a week and my strength is finally starting to come back.

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October 27, 2007

Oh hello again. It seems I've fallen into the habit of allowing multiple weeks to pass by before posting an update, but given the posting frequency of many of my fellow bloggers (i.e. zero posts since my last post in September), I attribute the lack of updates to the simple but undeniable fact - things at school are keeping us all very busy. Things like planning a job trek for the Economic Development Club. Or trying to get speakers to come to a Philanthropy conference happening later in November. Or responding to prospective students over email.

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September 30, 2007

Oh hello readers. So after a faux press release sent to many of my fellow Yale SOM classmates from fellow blogger Paul that I had retired from the blog scene I decided it was time to dust off my blogging accounts and get busy updating. So what have I been up to this past month? The usual. Fun and games with the study group.

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By: Paul Ip
September 29, 2007

It's been a while. I suppose you can say that I've been busy. You can also say that I've been chilling out a lot. It's really a bit of both. I've been busy:

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