Posts categorized "Student Life"
Looking back at the first semester at Yale, I see the different paths that each of us have treaded. When we first came in August, there were so many different things to choose from. An Ivy League education, networking with great student peers and accomplished Alumni, potential jobs in the US and abroad and many more opportunities were in the offing to everyone.
My quest to explore the Yale Campus continues. Whenever I get time I like to explore different buildings and libraries. So I decided to utilize a recent Friday, a day without classes, to visit the Old Campus. My journey started at the Yale Law School where I was mesmerized by the beauty of the building. It felt like as if I had entered Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry.
My conversation with a Pickering Fellow was last highlight of the week. Our 5 minute conversation stretched to a full hour long debate. We discussed US Foreign Policy, and how developing economies benefit through the numerous programs included in US foreign policy, such as the USAID program.
A major highlight for me during my first term in the MAM program was getting to meet Indonesian Trade Minister Gita Wirjawan who visited Yale in September. I never would have imagined that my first opportunity to meet such a high ranking official from my home country would come in New Haven, CT.
I would like to welcome you to what will be the first of a series of regular blog posts on the MAM program. We hope that these posts can help prospective students as well as members of the larger Yale community learn about the MAM. The MAM is a new one-year degree program started this year by the Yale School of Management (SOM), open to recent MBA graduates from Global Network for Advanced Management schools. The MAM is a prime example of Yale SOM’s move towards becoming the most global U.S.