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March 17, 2015

At business school, most folks participate in two major clubs and two minor clubs. There are over 40 student led clubs providing both professional and social opportunities for students at Yale SOM. My only major club was the Finance Club because I was recruiting for investment banking during the Fall terms. I finished recruiting in early January during Superweek. I can now enjoy activities in my two minor clubs, the Ski and Snowboard Club and the Food and Wine Club.

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February 20, 2015

Garstka Cup is an annual hockey game and beloved SOM tradition where first-year students play second-year students at Yale University's Ingalls Rink. 

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February 5, 2015

Cohort competitions are sometimes a little bit impromptu. For example: a blizzard arrived in New Haven bringing a lot of snow, and also a golden opportunity for more than a little fun!

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January 27, 2015

Over the winter break I* had the incredible joy of travelling through India with group of 12 second-year SOM students. It was a student led/sponsored trip (easy enough – just start an email chain and see who wants to join!). 

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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 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 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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December 30, 2014

Coffeehouse, a semester-ly talent show put on by the Arts and Culture Club, opened my eyes to just how baller my friends are in and out of the classroom.

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December 1, 2014

I received my undergraduate degree at the University of Pennsylvania where I majored in engineering. After graduation, I returned to Toronto. My work experience for the last five years was in financial services in corporate development and consulting in Canadian banking. My goal for coming to business school was to expand my global perspective and make a transition from strategy to finance.

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