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January 22, 2015

I never miss an opportunity to meet new people, so one of the first things I did was to sign up for SOM’s buddy program. This has become one of the most defining moments of my Yale experience.

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January 22, 2015

With 2015 upon us, I’ve been reflecting on 2014 and what an eventful year it was—one of the most significant in the history of the Yale School of Management.

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January 21, 2015

The subject under discussion at the CEO Summit on the morning of December 18, 2014, was one at the top of the agenda in c-suite offices and boardrooms around the world: what to make of China. In this case, the conversation included a former prime minister of Australia, investors with billions of dollars at stake in the country, heads of industrial companies building out Chinese infrastructure, and leading scholars. The result was a uniquely informed and in-depth dialog.

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January 16, 2015

D’Andre Carr ’16, one of the organizers of the event, said that the gathering was intended to remember King and his historic role, and also to acknowledge and protest ongoing injustice in our society.

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January 12, 2015

Mock Madness was a full day in December of practice casing interviews, behavioral interviews, and technical interviews for both the cConsulting and the investment banking recruiting processes.

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January 9, 2015
“If you cannot see where you are going, ask someone who has been there before. – J Loren Norris

People who know me often get surprised when I tell them I am pursuing my MBA: they can’t imagine me getting out of my comfort zone, leaving my plush job at Deutsche Bank and trading the generally gala time in Mumbai for an uncertain (though exciting) two years. People who know me well aren’t. They know my mantra: you’ve got to play - to take risk - to win.

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January 7, 2015

At my undergraduate institution, the University of Cambridge, I studied manufacturing engineering, being attracted to a point of view that put engineering into an industrial context. I knew before entering my college senior year that I wanted to enroll in a MBA program early in my career to contextualize the relationship between industry and society using similar systems thinking. For candidates like myself there were few formal options available among business schools.

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January 5, 2015

The Yale School of Management is set apart from its peers by a central tenet in the school’s mission—the commitment to engage with, contribute to, and benefit from the home university. Yale College and SOM are integrated through culture, academics, and mission, but it is notably the charge to educate and develop leaders, more than any class, that unites the two schools.

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January 2, 2015

Here at SOM we have a lot to be thankful for – our fabulous community of faculty and administrative staff, our new friends at the café and cafeteria who keep us caffeinated and well-fed, the teams who work tirelessly to keep our beautiful glass building sparkling and our classrooms clean, our IT department who keep our emails flowing and facilitate videoconferences with students and leaders from around the world, and many more.  We’re a lucky bunch.

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December 31, 2014

I can’t believe that one quarter of my MBA program is now done! It’s a bitter sweet feeling. This time of the year is one of the busiest times as we are juggling internship applications, exams for our Core classes and everything else! After all the craziness, we do get a long well-deserved winter break.

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