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April 13, 2011

On Saturday, April 9, the men and women of the Yale Graduate Crew Team (sponsored by the Yale School of Management) travelled to the beautiful and sunny Schuylkill River in Philadelphia to race against the Wharton Rowing Club at the 2011 Wharton Sprints. With the strong efforts of, amongst others on the cross-university team, Robert Cochanski, Robert Jones, Jenny McColloch, Dan Peck, Laura Rodriguez, David Rodriguez, Reed Shea, and Elizabeth Turnbull, the team emerged victorious against Wharton in two important races.

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April 12, 2011

This past Sunday, over 20 SOM students drove down to Allentown, PA to compete in the ToughMudder competition. What this race all about? It's about pushing yourself mentally and physically; it's about challenging yourself to do something you probably couldn't (and maybe shouldn't) do on your own. It's about having the time of your life with your fellow classmates.The first part of the course was straight up a tall double black-diamond ski slope, and that was just the beginning of the 11 mile journey.

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April 4, 2011

As part of its annual effort to provide funding to first year students seeking summer internships in non-profit, public sector, and social sector opportunities, the student run Internship Fund (IF) launched its silent auction today with a slew of unique items. The IF draws on support from first year and second year students, as well as faculty and alums and raises funds from the auction, Food For Thought cafe, the talent show (which Kate wrote about), support from our dean, and direct donations.

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March 23, 2011

…describes just one of the last twenty incredible days spent abroad in Turkey and Israel for Spring Break and our International Experience Trip. As Erin and Eddie have described, Yale SOM Class of 2012 has been crushing it all over the world for the past month. My group began the official trip in Tel Aviv, Israel, a modern city right on the Mediterranean Sea that kept its promise of beautiful beaches, non-stop Middle Eastern nightlife, and entrepreneurship on every corner.

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March 16, 2011

Although campus is quiet right now with students away on Spring Break -- and traveling around the world on their International Experience trips and other journeys -- things are very busy here in the Admissions Office. There are less than 24 hours before our Round 3 application deadline, which closes at 5pm Eastern Time on Thursday, March 17. At the same time, we are continuing to review Round 2 applications in advance of next Friday's decision notification date. We will release a handful of decisions before next Friday, but the vast majority of decisions will go out then.

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March 12, 2011

Today ends the Delhi portion of our trip, and I must say it exceeded my expectations. While we could have been subjected to one-directional hand-waving and platitudes, we were instead engaged in several candid, fact-based conversations with top Indian leaders about the broad prospects and challenges of India’s growth and the complex dynamics of their specific spheres.

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March 8, 2011

Thanks to Erin for kicking off our International Experience blog posts. The life of an SOM student sure is hard -- we had to choose from 9 exciting and complex trips. The natural pick for me was India, with its storied past, blistering economic growth, rich culture, and delicious food.

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March 5, 2011

As I write this, I'm sipping tea in a hotel in Stockholm, having landed just over an hour ago on a plane from Copenhagen. One of my top reasons to come to Yale over any other school was the curriculum, including the International Experience. Yale gives us three weeks off for Spring Break, of which approximately a week and a half are for the International Experience.

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February 25, 2011

There's a lot going on as February winds down: today is officially the end of Spring 1; students are finishing up exams and papers as I write this; there's a marketing conference happening here on campus; and all of my classmates are packing up for a few weeks away from campus. Together with Yale's Center on Consumer Insights, the Marketings Club is hosting its annual conference.

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February 17, 2011

One of the many impressive electives we have at SOM is a class taught by Prof. Jeffrey Garten and Prof. Stephen Roach titled, Washington and Wall Street: Markets, Policy, and Politics. Over the course of the semester we have discussed the interaction of the financial industry and the policies that govern it, both in the US and around the world.

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