MBA Blog

March 8, 2009

There's this cool club here called SOM Outreach which sets groups of 4 students up with pro-bono consulting projects with local nonprofits. It's a lot of work, but if you are excited about the problems you are tackling you will be really motivated. I am working with 3 awesome members of the class of 2010 to address men's sexual health issues in connecticut. We are charged with figuring out a messaging system that could get young men taking better care of themselves! {C}The other day we invited a group 6 of our classmates over to my place for pizza, beer and brainstorming.

Read More
March 2, 2009

As Spring 1 winds down and exams approach quicker than I would have imagined, I find myself getting excited about my next SOM-related jaunt around the world. Over Spring Break, the members of the Global Social Enterprise program at SOM are traveling to Thailand to do pro-bono consulting work for a number of NGOs in Bangkok and Chiang Mai.

Read More
March 1, 2009

I know this is a super late update from our international experience trips, but since we've been back things have been flying at us from all over. We've built sailboats and operated a manufacturing facility for operations engine, we've discussed hiring incentives (or lack thereof) for investment banks and other various entities for Employee, we've met with executives from the former Enron for State & Society and we've learned about the innovation of Honest Tea from the one and only (you'll understand when you're here)...for Innovator.

Read More
February 26, 2009

One of the things I love about SOM is the constant flow of really interesting people who come to school to speak to students, participate in classes and conferences, and generally contribute to the ongoing discourse here on campus. These past few weeks especially, it seems as though there has been a lot of activity at SOM in terms of visitors and speakers.Starting with the Education Leadership Conference, which took place a few Fridays ago and featured Joel Klein, Chancellor of the New York City Department of Education, we've had a number of great guests here at SOM.

Read More
Categories:
February 26, 2009

"It's cold... but Spring is not far behind." I overheard a woman say this at the Yale Health Center; it sounded so hopeful compared to my usual drip about the weather. I looked up some pictures from last Spring, to remind myself that the weather will, yes, get warmer. I took these last Spring, on my walk home from school--just as the buds were cracking open the barren branches.

Read More
February 8, 2009

All I have to say is that my class is full of rockstars! For those who don't know, the Internship Fund raises money to help provide salaries for students going into nonprofit/public sector internships. This is one of the central components of the SOM community. SOM was the first school to have a program like this in 1979. This being the 30th anniversary, we had to have a really good time.

Read More
February 8, 2009

We have had a spat of warm days. Breaking 40F, don't get too excited--nevertheless, it has reminded me that, unbelievably, Spring will come eventually.

Read More
January 29, 2009

As I write this post, we are digging out from yet another winter snow storm. There has been an unusually high amount of snow this year here in New England -- which I actually like because it's quite beautiful (despite the difficulty getting around).{C} Along with the snow has come an uptick in activity here on campus -- spring semester classes started back up Tuesday. It's been great to see the students back on campus and to hear the first-years tell stories from their International Experience trips to the UAE, Costa Rica, Turkey, China, and elsewhere.

Read More
Categories:
January 28, 2009

We have returned to school. Still-tanned faces grimace under hats in the snow (then freezing rain). I returned to my credit card bill from the holidays and Argentina, and had a near panic attack when I reconciled it against my income-less bank account.This is paired with my stock portfolio which--while already embarrassing in its selection--in a bear market makes liquidation fairly useless.So I have resolved to be hyper economical. Here is my list:1. Blog twice in January, which rewards me a $5 gift card good at Food For Thought. Done.2.

Read More
January 6, 2009

It was four months of non-stop classes, TA-ing, gymming, walking to school, cajoling a ride home from school, setting up group meetings, meeting in groups, working in groups (different), managing groups, frittering away 15 precious minutes gossiping in the Hall of Mirrors, last minute projects and, always always, trying to do the reading.And since mid-December, I have been blissfully idle.As a second year, I have nearly five weeks of vacation from the holidays until the end of January. (The first years begin their Internaional Experience next week).

Read More

Pages