MBA Blog

April 9, 2009

With the rise of wordpress and similar blogging software, SOM is enabling student clubs to run and manage interactive Web 2.0 domains. One of the first to appear is the portal to the School of Management's volunteer, student-run café, better known as Food For Thought - or FFT in the acronym-loving world of business short-cuts (ALWBSC).The new site offers students an easy way to sign up for volunteer shifts, comment and upload photos of musical events and other activities.

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April 1, 2009

From March 16th through the 20th, ten of my classmates and I had the opportunity to participate in the Washington, DC Spring Break Leadership Forum. This annual trip allows students to meet with top politicians, policy makers, and opinion leaders from both the public and non-profit sectors. The trip was truly inspirational not simply because of the unparalleled access to high-level decision makers; but more importantly, because of the ability we had to engage in candid discussions about the major social, economic, and political challenges facing our country.

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March 16, 2009

So I spent part of last week in Mexico City participating in Yale Week in Mexico. Yale Week is a great program whereby various faculty from across the University -- SOM, the Law School, School of Medicine, Yale College, etc. -- as well as Yale administrators travel down to Mexico for lectures, meetings, and other activities (such as a community service project in Monterrey with Yale students and alumni and members of the Tec de Monterrey community).

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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.

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