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November 13, 2012

The Yale School of Management is clearly a place to study business: the school's mission is to train leaders for business and society. But I would argue that Yale Law School--better known as a hotbed of constitutional theory--is also a first-rate place to prepare for a career in business.

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October 28, 2012

The title of my inaugural post is 'Go Where the Journey Takes You,' which is a pretty good philosophy for any business school students who may have changed their minds 14 or 15 times about what they want to do with their lives once they get to school. (Not that we know anyone like that. Certainly not.) This past weekend, my journey took me to Boston for Reaching Out MBA, the annual conference for LGBT MBAs and their allies.

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October 1, 2012

As a Silver Scholar, I take a year off between 2 years of business school to work. My first summer internship was at The Boston Consulting Group, where I used many of the problem-solving skills gained from my first year at Yale. Now that I am one month into my second internship at Fab.com, this is probably a good time to take a step back and reflect upon the experience. Life has been very eventful.

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October 1, 2012

Second year is off to a quick start, and it's hard to believe the leaves are beginning to turn color already! I finally took some needed time to reflect on my summer internship experience, and I must say, I had a blast. I spent this summer in Boston interning for Liberty Mutual in their Corporate Development program, which is their rotational management training program, and I worked on a project in Product Management for their Personal Insurance Unit.

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September 28, 2012

“Eminent and Purposeful Yale”
After only a couple months being in New Haven, I have been amazed by the wealth of resources that comes from being at an institution like Yale. Yale SOM is trying to fully integrate itself with the broader Yale University, leveraging the full breadth and depth of resources at Yale. One of Dean Snyder’s goals is to collaborate and utilize connections between SOM and Yale’s other leading programs including Law, Forestry and Environmental Science, Medical, Divinity, Global Affairs, and of course Yale College.

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September 15, 2012

On Thursday night, I enjoyed an extraordinarily international array of conversations without leaving New Haven. The main event was the Yale World Fellows Night, showcasing this year’s 16 World Fellows from Algeria, Argentina, Chile, France, India, Kenya, Nigeria, Mexico, Morocco, South Africa, Switzerland and the United Kingdom.

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August 21, 2012

You didn’t really think I’d forget about Part 3 did you? Here’s my final blog post. The “big reveal” and Yale SOM’s role in getting me there, after the jump. Precisely three months after graduation – three wonderful months of rest, reconnection, and reflection – I have finally decided where I’m headed next.

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July 27, 2012

In just a few weeks we will meet the SOM Class of 2014 and if their Chatter group is any indication, there are a lot of nontraditional backgrounds. In fact, based on 2013's palette of internship choices and 2012's range in full-time placements, nontraditional appears to be the norm at SOM. To be clear, consulting and financial services still boast the highest absolute number of interns, but the spread of industry and function interests is truly amazing.

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March 19, 2012

If you haven't gotten the chance already, I'd recommend reading the recent blog posts discussing the International Experience. As a second-year student, I can honestly say that this 10-day trip abroad is one of the most formative, memorable and unique parts of the Yale SOM experience. As my classmates have described in their blog posts, the list of leaders that we have access to by traveling under the Yale SOM name is remarkable. However, I'd like to let you in on a little secret ...

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January 27, 2012

"It's all there at entry." Those were the parting words from Andrea Levere, SOM'83 and President of the Corporation for Enterprise Development (CFED), during the Class of 2012 orientation back in August 2010. Over the ensuing weeks, there was some casual debate and joking over exactly what Ms. Levere had meant by this somewhat cryptic advice.

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