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January 14, 2008

I can't believe that my time at SOM is almost up. I knew that the time would pass quickly, but it flew even faster than I imagined. My last semester is about to begin, and I am really excited about my classes. Here is a list of the courses that I'm taking:

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November 5, 2007

Alas, soon I shall be re-entering the “real” world. While it will be nice to move toward becoming solvent again, but I will definitely miss this rarified atmosphere. I have been enjoying my courses even more this year. I decided to immerse myself in finance, and I have been loving it. Now if only I can find some means by which to turn that love into a series of bullet points on my resume...

It is hard to believe that my time here is almost ¾’s over.

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July 22, 2007

I've been having a great summer. My internship is going well; I've been working on several really interesting projects. The first involved looking at 30 different projects to find commonalities in the challenges that arose, and making some recommendations for dealing with those process issues in the future. One of the best things about the project is that it actually will be used in a way that has significant impact on the company.

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April 26, 2007

That is the question of the day/week/month. Not so coincidentally, I think that this question is usually asked by those who already have internships, and are more thrilled with each opportunity to share their joy about that being the case. I, on the other hand, have spoken with some other jobless, listless, lost souls who are also less than thrilled to receive this question, or I guess more accurately, are less than thrilled to answer this question. They, too, have found themselves subjected to this new method of torture.

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April 15, 2007

I'm Ezzard Batiste; I am a member of SOM Class of 2008. My background is in computer science. These days I'm looking to do something finance-oriented. For more information about me, please check out my bio. Yesterday I participated in a mentoring event for some black high school students in New Haven. We discussed some basic financial and investing principles. I was there along with several students from other graduate programs here at Yale, as well as a few undergrads. The high schoolers seemed pretty engaged, which made it a rewarding experience.

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