What a crazy week. Not only did I move to New York and start my summer internship a great deal earlier than most of my classmates I also watched several of my good friends graduate over the weekend. Moving my belongings into a friend’s 5th floor walkup proved to be a more challenging task than I anticipated. Phew! I was tired for my first day. [Mental note to self: move more than 1 day prior to starting my full time position!] A 10 or 11 week internship leaves little time to get up to speed on an organization.
So yesterday I returned from a five-day, four-night Carnival cruise to Mexico with 75 of my classmates. It was a blast, and our end-of-the-year activities seem to be getting better and better. Something else that has been great is that I've landed a job! I'm going to be working for a local management consulting firm that mostly has contracts with cities and developers for economic development and neighborhood revitalization projects. It's a fantastic opportunity, and I'm excited to be staying around New Haven for at least a couple more years.
That is the question of the day/week/month. Not so coincidentally, I think that this question is usually asked by those who already have internships, and are more thrilled with each opportunity to share their joy about that being the case. I, on the other hand, have spoken with some other jobless, listless, lost souls who are also less than thrilled to receive this question, or I guess more accurately, are less than thrilled to answer this question. They, too, have found themselves subjected to this new method of torture.
Though it's the last month of school and summer is rapidly approaching, life at SOM remains busy. Like many other bloggers, my experience of the weeks of April have seen lots of headline events coming and going - from the successful internship fund auction a few weeks ago (more to come on that in this entry), to SOM Star Search (a very cool show that really showcased the hidden talents amongst the SOM community), to a fantastic welcome weekend for the class of 2009, to the Garstka cup (annual first year versus second year hockey game), to random pub crawls and other such parties.
This is the first official blog post of my life, so if I break any unwritten blogger rules please forgive me. As one of five leaders of the Marketing Club here at Yale SOM, I have been asked to contribute to this blog in order to give prospective students insight into what the Marketing Club brings to SOM.
Next to the first weekend of the NCAA tournament, Masters’ week has to be my favorite week of the year. The tournament signals the unofficial beginning of spring and I can start to hear my golf clubs calling me. I’m not really big on the splendor of sights and things like that, but watching The Masters on TV (especially HDTV) is such an experience. I haven’t had the privilege of attending the event live, but my father has gone a couple of times and he says that TV doesn’t do the course justice. I can’t wait for Thursday!!
Greetings, everyone. My name is Amy, I'm a first-year student (Class of 2008) here at SOM and this is my first official post on the community blog! Today, classes began for the final quarter--I'm still not sure how this year has flown by so quickly, but I can vouch for the fact that it has been an incredible experience. It's somewhat difficult to describe all that I've learned--academically and personally--in my first year as an MBA student.
It's been a crazy few weeks... Quick summary: Feb 15 - Feb 16: Setting up interviews with Microsoft Feb 17 - Feb 19: Getting "ahead" with schoolwork, prepping as much as I can Feb 20 - Feb 23: Travel/Interviews with the Office team and Windows Live team Feb 24 - Feb 25: Attempting to return to New Haven Feb 26: Return to New Haven Feb 27: Attempt to keep up/catch up/work ahead (still not sure where I am) Feb 27 - today: Get sick, stay sick, rest, drink lots of fluids But anyway... about the job... I'll be interning with Microsoft as a Product Planner. What does that mean?
They say time flies when you're having fun, but I still can't believe its almost March! My name is Kendra and I am a first year MBA student. I grew up in Rhode Island and then lived in Boston for 7-8 years before coming to New Haven, so I guess that makes me a true New Englander! My background is in education, so business school has definitely been a new and exciting experience for me. Aside from learning all about balance sheets and cash flow statements, its been a great year for so many other reasons.
Hi everyone! My name is Gloria. I'm a second year here at SOM and I'm a student administrator for this site. For more about me, check out the little bio that's linked to this page. So I'm going to run with other people's thoughts on classes and career. I've only got eight weeks of school left, so things are a little different for me than they are for Patrick and Paul. Because I'm a second year, all my classes are electives, and it's been sort of hit-and-miss this school year.