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October 1, 2012

As a Silver Scholar, I take a year off between 2 years of business school to work. My first summer internship was at The Boston Consulting Group, where I used many of the problem-solving skills gained from my first year at Yale. Now that I am one month into my second internship at Fab.com, this is probably a good time to take a step back and reflect upon the experience. Life has been very eventful.

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August 24, 2012

In the blink of an eye, summer is almost gone. While my classmates are slowly making their way back to New Haven, I am moving back to Manhattan for my year off as a Silver Scholar. I will return to Yale in 2013 to complete my final year of school. While I am sad to be away from my classmates, I am also excited to gain new experiences. Being an avid traveler, I used part of summer to visit one of my best friends (Beverley'14) in her hometown of Harare, Zimbabwe.

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May 1, 2012

In Chinese, we have a saying "天下无不散之宴席", which underscores how goodbyes are a constant in life. Ever since I bid my family adieu 4 years ago in Singapore to attend college in New York, I have weaved in and out of various social circles, addresses, cities and countries. Being everywhere was where I wanted to be and doing everything was what I wanted to do. I guess I was wrong. Two days ago, as I packed my dog-eared books into boxes, a thought flit into my mind. "I like it here. I don't want to leave." Like clockwork, my hands pat the books down and taped the box shut.

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April 17, 2012

Last week we had the Internship Fund Auction, which is part of the Internship Fund fundraising campaign. I think the Internship Fund is one of the most unique aspects of Yale SOM. For a profile of internships that students have taken with the help of the Internship Fund, click here. The auction is definitely one of the highlights of the fundraising campaign and this year $53,000 was raised from the auction alone. Everyone at Yale SOM chipped in to make it a success, both in terms of bidding and donating items/services.

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March 19, 2012

The weekend was spent in Valparaiso. En-route to Valparaiso, we stopped by Emiliana Vineyard to taste some of their range of organic wines. Next we moved on to Vina del Mar, which is a municipality in the Valparaiso region and best known for its long sandy beaches. The city was a welcome breath of fresh air from Santiago.

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March 11, 2012

Although I am only halfway through my trip in Chile, I already find it hard to sum up how amazing this trip has been and what I've gained from my time here. The trip is divided into two parts mostly, Santiago and outside Santiago (Vina del Mar, Valparaiso). Similarly, my first post will concentrate on Santiago and the next one will touch on the experience outside Santiago. {C}The itinerary is top-notch and it has been amazing to meet, listen to and converse with the line-up of distinguished speakers including: Mr.

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February 17, 2012

Things have truly moved at a breakneck pace this quarter and its time to once again look back on what has happened, while I sit in on a poetry reading at one of my favorite cafes, Koffee on Audubon. The start of the semester was really hectic while I grappled with recruiting, SOM Outreach and 6 classes. For now, I will be joining BCG for the summer and am really looking forward to it.

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January 16, 2012

After a rather forgiving winter, it finally snowed last night. Funny thing is I found out through a torrent of excited Facebook updates before I saw the white blanket of snow outside my window.Spring semester is the first time first-years get to choose electives apart from taking core classes. Shopping for electives is definitely fun given that SOM students are able to take classes at the other grad schools and even the undergrad college.

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December 15, 2011

Today was the last day of our exams and a bunch of us decided to celebrate over drinks and lunch. Maybe I'm being overly sentimental, but I never thought I would miss New Haven as much as I currently do, even as I sit amid the hustle and bustle of New York.Looking back on this semester, it has truly been rewarding. I felt pushed not just by the conversations we had in class about competitive strategy, levering betas, linear optimization...

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December 5, 2011

As I went to high school in Singapore and college at NYU, this was my first ever college football game and tailgate. And I admit I was unprepared for the scale of the event; It was huge! There were tens of thousands of people coming in from all over the US. I even met an alumnus who flew in from Texas and graduated over 40 years ago. Pretty amazing to see all the school spirit in action.

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