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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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June 5, 2008

Please describe your short and long term goals and how your previous experience and an MBA will help you to achieve these goals. (500 words maximum.) In 2004, sixty-five percent of Yale MBA graduates accepted full-time offers in finance, manufacturing, or consulting. Seven percent accepted jobs in a category labeled "non-profit/public".

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May 25, 2008

Tomorrow I officially graduate from the Yale School of Management, armed with an MBA and about to be re-launched into the real world. I'm sad, in denial, anxious, and in utter disbelief that this occasion has come so quickly. Today was Yale College's "Class Day", continuing a Yale tradition where a major speaker addresses the graduating class the day before commencement.

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By: Paul Ip
May 5, 2008

I just realized this morning that things are about over. After turning in two papers today, I'll only have one paper, one exam, and one class left. Not only that, but thinking about groceries, I counted the days that I'll be in New Haven before graduation weekend: five.

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By: Paul Ip
April 29, 2008

Yep. That's me chillin' on the New Haven green like a bum. Three hours ago I was writing a paper, last two hours I've been enjoying some fantastic live music from Sean Kingston and The Roots. Temple Grill for dinner + drinks in half an hour. Good times. Some pics from the concert:

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April 19, 2008

For those that don't know me too well, I happen to be a pretty big Arnold Schwarzenegger fan. I loved Terminator 2 when I first saw it as a kid, and today that film still stands the test of time upon multiple re-watchings.

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March 24, 2008

No, it is not New Haven. :) I spent my spring break in Chicago and only now that I am back to New Haven I have the time to think about it. Beautiful weather - freezing temperatures, windy all the time and a snow storm to send me on my way last Saturday! So far so good - I remembered my college days, when after class I would wait for the Brown Line at the Jackson and Wabash station and the wind would go right through me in my windproof jacket.

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By: Paul Ip
March 2, 2008

I wake up this morning with an unsettled stomach from last night. (Happy Birthday, Patrick!) Yesterday was a great day and we got a lot of stuff done. I still have an 8-10 page paper to write that I haven't yet started, but we made a lot of progress in planning out things that need to be done between now and graduation.

Watching a New York Knicks game (NYC) This will be done Wednesday by leaving immediately after a meeting to catch the 4:24 Metro-North train to New York. Go Cavs!

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By: Paul Ip
February 23, 2008

A good friend of mine from college has recently moved to the greater New Haven area, so we've been able to hang out regularly for the first time since undergrad. In doing so, I've become a bit more conscious of how easy it is to run into fellow SOM students while hanging out at the usual haunts in New Haven. For example, tonight when all we did was go and grab a bite to eat, we ran into Luis (who lives in my building) while walking to the car, then ran into a couple other SOMers at the restaurant.

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December 5, 2007

In less than a month I am traveling to India. It is very exciting. Many of us going have never been to India (including me).

Last Sunday, our India trip met for a marathon meeting, and as reward, our professor invited us to his home for an Indian dinner. In our meeting, we each presented a topic on India to educate each other (such as private equity, infrastructure, India-US relations, and retail). The meeting was long. But, a picture of India has begun to take shape in my mind.

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