I was asked to be the 'question of the month' model for June. [Photo by Etsy] Woo, is it HOT in Brooklyn, or what? (I feel like I start all my blog posts with a comment on the weather, so I didn’t want to rock the boat.) I'm now just over halfway done with my internship at Etsy, and there aren't enough superlatives out there to describe how awesome this experience has been. I've already completed one internal consulting project determining the future of "Eatsy," which is Etsy's office food program featuring local chefs and caterers, and locally-sourced and organic food...Read More
Yale SOM's Nooglers So… I have a confession to make. Ever since I was 11, I’ve dreamt about living in California. Even though there is something special about the Midwest that will always feel like home, since childhood I have gravitated toward the Golden State’s sunshine, grand vistas and progressive, sometimes irreverent spirit...Read More
Photo courtesy of Matt Levine. Sarah, Matt, Marvin, Nate, and Michael posing at Bullet Canyon Now that I have had a bit of breathing room between finals and starting my internship at Acumen, I finally can share some insights on Yale’s inaugural trip to the National Outdoor Leadership School (NOLS) as part of Yale’s Leadership Development Program (LDP)...Read More
Sakura (cherry blossoms) in Caulkins Courtyard. Not actually Japan, but we were there a little too early to see a great number of cherry blossoms. Sorry ‘bout that. Photo by Dennis’ iPhone. Here is the much-delayed follow-up to my first post on Japan, Frames, Trains, and Automobiles. I really wanted to get this to all of you right after our International Experience ended, but, alas, the craziness that is the first week of Spring 2 put a hitch in that plan...Read More
A week ago I woke up to a room full of unpacked suitcases, a number of meetings on the calendar, and a four hour final looming ...Read More
First off, Congratulations to the Class of 2013! I'm so proud of you all, and going to miss so many of you that I've come to call friends over the short year. It's terrifying to me that I can already call myself a second year - I know I have very big shoes to fill. I know this kind of feeling has got to happen every May: a sense of accomplishment, a sense of finality, and a sense of great anticipation for what comes next. Like reaching the 25th mile of a marathon. (I presume. I've never run one.)Read More
Over half of the 20 members of the inaugural MAM Cohort spent the final two and half days of spring break in Washington, DC on a trip designed to increase their understanding of the organizations that combine to create the Washington, DC ecosystem with a specific focus on the business government nexus. We also made sure to allow time for exploring DC's many museums, restaurants and other cultural offerings.Read More
As someone who has interviewed scores of MBA job applicants in the finance sector, Matt Carpenter ’95 had some job-hunting advice when he spoke at Yale SOM on February 20. Carpenter, senior portfolio manager at Moore Capital Management, encouraged students to invest time in research and preparation before interviews. “Take responsibility for the whole job process,” he said. “You’ve got to sell yourself.” Carpenter offered a few tips that he said no job applicant should overlook:Read More
The truly awesome Shwedagon Pagoda in downtown Rangoon, and our first sunset in Burma.
I'm writing this post from the gate at Rangoon airport in Burma, (officially known as Myanmar). I've just spent the most wonderful 10 days touring and trekking the newly-opened country with 6 of my classmates, and am about to fly to Tokyo to begin my International Experience (IE). Wait. Let me back up just a little bit.Read More
Greetings from Managua (or somewhere between Miami and LA en route to my Indonesia International Experience to be exact)! I just wanted to share some of my thoughts after my Global Social Enterprise trip to Nicaragua, where I was able to reconnect with my international development roots and social entrepreneurship passions firsthand!
Off to greener pasturesRead More