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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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December 10, 2014

The leaders of the Energy Club, Pablo Montes Iannini MBA/MEM 2015 and Theo Polan MBA 2015, organized a first-ever virtual alumni career panel on December 1. It featured Bryan Eckstein, Project Finance at SunEdison, Tyler van Leeuwen, CO2 Adviser at Shell, and Nate Gorence, Advanced Research Projects Agency at DOE ARPA-E, and was moderated by Pablo. Alumni offered advice on recruiting, spoke about their medium-term career objectives, and reflected on valuable experiences at Yale SOM.

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December 8, 2014

The Dallas Business Club is a unique organization comprised of 27 alumni chapters from some of the top business schools around the world including Yale, Harvard, Wharton, Chicago, MIT and INSEAD among others. The more than 3,000 members of the DBC enjoy professional networking and development, engagements with prominent business and political leaders, and the opportunity for civic involvement through a program called Civic Strides Connect that seeks to match the talents within the Club with the

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November 21, 2014

Borgman and his Hadapt cofounder, Professor Daniel Abaddi, were among a lineup of speakers who shared their professional stories during the Yale Alumni Association’s annual assembly.

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November 20, 2014

The key to being a good venture capitalist is to find a great company when it is little more than a great idea. Nancy Pfund ’82, founder and managing partner of DBL Investors, led her firm to key early investments in Tesla, Pandora, and Solar City. But for “double bottom line investors” such as DBL, finding a potential growth company isn’t enough to spur adding a company to their portfolio. For Pfund, a company’s mission is often as important as its business plan.

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November 12, 2014

Yale SOM has named the 2014-15 Donaldson Fellows, four alumni honored for exemplifying the school’s mission to educate leaders for business and society.  

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September 12, 2014

That’s a full 16% of my class, snuggled up here in the Bay.  Every day is like a reunion here.  I’m not kidding.  Between my classmates, the 2013ers, the 2015ers who were finishing up their internships, and older alumni at networking events, I’ve seen probably 60+ SOMers since I got here in late July.  So I guess I can put off that whole ‘moving on’ thing for a little bit, right?

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September 10, 2014

I’ve talked a lot about the Design & Innovation Club in the past, but I just wanted to shout them out one more time here, because my friends and classmates involved in the club were the most important guides I had during the recruiting process. 

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September 9, 2014

Words, pictures, feelings diaries, nothing can come close to giving me the vocabulary to describe the last two years of my life and how much they’ve meant to me.  So what’s left to do but blog about it? 

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