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November 26, 2014

Part I: The Challenge … Your task: Use the paper clip and undertake a series of trades with the intention of getting something bigger and better.  You can do whatever you wish.  You have one paper clip.  Those are the constraints. See what you and your partner can trade up for by Monday at 5 pm. Document your trades and we’ll see where we all end up once we meet again next Tuesday.

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October 22, 2014

Before I applied to Yale SOM, I had an extraordinary opportunity to meet a panel of business leaders. This panel spoke extensively about how they were successful and included a serial entrepreneur, a career politician, a pharmaceutical executive, and a venture capitalist. When they described their backgrounds, the one trait they had in common was that they had all taken a course called Interpersonal dynamics; they described it as a class that doesn’t teach actual business acumen but teaches you about yourself.

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August 28, 2014

A look at orientation through Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram #YSOMOrientation.

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March 21, 2014

I believe that the program in Global Social Entrepreneurship (GSE) truly embodies the school mission of educating leaders in business and society. When I decided to come to SOM, I knew I wanted to try things that were beyond my comfort zone, and as someone with no previous experience with social enterprises, the GSE program has given me a hands-on and highly rewarding opportunity to provide pro bono consulting to a social organization in the developing world.

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By: Ada Wan
March 13, 2014

As an MBA candidate who was also considering a master’s in social work or public policy in 2012, I was drawn early on to Yale’s mission of “educating leaders for business and society,” which implied that neither business nor society stood—or could stand—alone. Founded as a degree program for a master’s in public and private management, Yale SOM first appealed to me because of its rich history of and focus on cross-sector engagement, and upon matriculation, I loved that the mission rang true not only in our recruiting materials but actually in our conversations, coursework and professional opportunities. 

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February 3, 2014

In our last class before Thanksgiving break, we had an amazing guest speaker, Shira Springer, a sports reporter for the Boston Globe, who spoke to us about using sports analytics to predict the performance decline of aging basketball players.

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December 27, 2013

 

I felt like writing this to share because when I was deciding whether to apply to business school or not, I really wanted to know if I would get to have these conversations going to SOM. It seemed like a huge part of the value of going to school would be to be exposed to so many amazing individuals and at the same time something that was hard to get a clear sense of.

So here’s a few of my favorite parts of my week.

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December 16, 2013

It’s finals week here at SOM, and it hasn’t gotten easier the second time around.  With a day to study before exams begin, our whole class seems to have been looking for ways to avoid studying.  From baking to social activities to a Facebook discussion of the opportunities for arbitrage in red curry futures, pretty much everyone had a technique.  Here’s my own form of procrastination: an ode to Fall 2 and finals, set to the tune of the pop song and meme generator, “Call Me Maybe.”

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December 4, 2013
Two days ago

Yale's integrated curriculum is often cited and conceptually easy to appreciate but the true power comes to life in the classrooms and learning. Two days ago, we were discussing the Royal Bank of Canada and its opportunities for implementing CRM in my Customer class. At the head of the room stood three promiment professors.

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November 26, 2013

There are two programs through which MBA students can get involved with YEI: either as a consultant for student-run startups or as an advisor for companies within the Venture Creation Program. YEI Consultants are graduate school students who provide business planning, financial modeling, strategy assistance, competitive assessments, market sizing, business model creation and marketing plan development. VC Advisors help select and fund a portfolio of student ventures in the Venture Creation Program and support these early stage venture teams by guiding them through working with YEI.

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