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December 22, 2011

While students take a break from classes, work continues on the new Yale SOM campus right around the corner from our current spot on Hillhouse Avenue.

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October 9, 2011

This past Friday, I attended the Social Enterprise conference at Columbia along with roughly two dozen classmates from Yale SOM. We heard from entrepreneurs building mobile platforms and low cost health products, leaders in impact investing, venture capitalists, and others. But the highlight was hearing from Leymah Gbowee, a leader from Liberia who had been awarded the Nobel Peace Prize earlier Friday morning. Forgive me if I sound like I'm bragging, but it was pretty cool. The conference had scheduled Ms.

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September 22, 2011

In most courses, both those in the core curriculum and electives, there is a tension between how lessons play out in theory and how it truly works in "the real world." Case studies, current events, and students' own work experience can contribute to the discussion, but experts from the industry can be one of the best ways, in my opinion, to see how the ideas actually play out in practice. Here are three examples from this week of guests coming to campus...

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June 29, 2011

It's been several weeks now since the Class of 2011 received their degrees (there are a few photos and a brief write-up) and left New Haven to pursue whatever post-MBA life has in store for them. Meanwhile, those of us in the Class of 2012 are busy with summer internships. The positions range from finance and consulting and brand management to tech companies, education, startups, and nonprofits. We're getting to work through balance sheet and marketing mix problems in large, established multinationals. We're planning out new programs and new initiatives for startups.

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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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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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January 2, 2011

There's a lot happening in the opening days of 2011:

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November 17, 2010

The SOM Black Business Alliance recently organized a day of service projects at organizations in and around New Haven. It was a great chance for SOM students to take a break from schoolwork and help out in the local community. The projects represent one of many opportunities students have to give back. The service projects organized by the BBA were a chance for students to participate for just one Saturday. (Many students are involved in some great ongoing service work).

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October 15, 2010

Today marks the end of Fall 1 here at school, with the first half of the semester coming to a close. For first year students, exams are just now wrapping up for a variety of courses. Time for a quick breather, right? Well, not quite... All of the first years, myself included, are glad to have made it through exams, but things won't slow down for long. Next week we'll jump into a full schedule of workshops and courses on leadership.

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September 10, 2010

One of the many qualities that sets SOM apart is its small size compared to many of its peer institutions. The current MBA student body includes an average of about 225 students per class. As a result, there's a genuine feeling of community on campus. But it's important to remember that we're also members of the larger Yale community. So while our focus is on our time here on the SOM campus, we also have access to everything the University has to offer.

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