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August 8, 2011

It's been fun reading about the internships that some 2012s have been involved with this summer. As for us 2011s, we have to start real life again - but not without putting up a bit of a fight before that day comes. We said goodbye to SOM at the end of May after two months of nightly celebrations. With jobs lined up, we embarked on what will likely be our final summer vacations. Some toured the US, and others explored southeast Asia. Some went home, and others found a new home. Some had babies, and others prepared for their little ones to arrive.

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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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February 1, 2011

It's hard to top the International Experience that we enjoy during the spring break of our first year at SOM. Yet this year, 11 of my classmates and I were fortunate enough to go with Prof. Jim Levinsohn to South Africa for two weeks over winter break as part of a class we took in the fall semester that we called, simply, The South Africa class. How would I sum up the trip if given only one word?

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November 16, 2010

It's been quite the week and I've learned an awful lot. Although plenty of learning happens in the classroom, it seems almost as much happens when speakers come to campus and share their thoughts for an hour. This past week has been a true indicator of that.

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October 5, 2010

One great thing about being at SOM is taking advantage of the larger Yale University community. Tonight, for example, I went to hear Aziz Royesh speak at the Law School. Aziz is a Yale World Fellow, the founder of the Marefat High School in Kabul, Afghanistan, and a leading proponent of granting equal access to education throughout the country.

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June 13, 2010

A recent note from Didi, one of my SOM classmates who is living and interning in South Africa this summer (published with her permission): Johannesburg is bursting with World Cup Fever! For the whole year, the country has been celebrating ‘football Friday’ – which essentially means you wear Bafana Bafana (South African team) shirts to work that day. From government officials to factory workers, every Friday the country is literally decked out in yellow football shirts.

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April 20, 2010

The Internship Fund had its most successful auction in recent memory. It began Monday with the opening of the silent auction, which was conducted entirely online this year. Students and Faculty were glued to the Live Auction Results on the Hall of Mirror screens all week (see below).

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February 1, 2010

This past weekend, 130 SOM students traveled to Warren, VT to enjoy the beauty and splendor of Sugarbush Resort. Not only did we have two fabulous days of skiing, but had the opportunity to spend an hour speaking with Win Smith, the president and owner of Sugarbush.

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December 6, 2009

Net Impact is one of the most popular clubs at SOM and the SOM chapter is one of the largest chapters in the country. It's not necessarily surprising as I've found that many of my classmates are naturally disposed to wanting to add more to the world than simply increasing a bottom line.

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October 26, 2009

The admissions office ran a very successful open house today for a large number of prospective students who attended classes, joined us for a tour of SOM, lunch, and an evening cocktail. At lunch, one of the prospective students asked me what most surprised me about coming to SOM. For me, it is New Haven.

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