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October 23, 2011

Just wrapped up the first quarter of my second year. And while the chance to return to school to learn about things I’m passionate about is itself a great opportunity, with the core behind me and a huge selection of courses to choose from, this quarter felt particularly indulgent. I was like a kid in a candy store.Of course, in Managing Strategic Networks it turns out, I was more like a fish in a sea. In this class we analyzed both our own networks, the networks of organizations, and ways to leverage consumer networks in marketing strategies.

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February 7, 2011

If you think business school is all business—think again. By day we’re certainly budding economists, strategy superstars and operational engineers. By night, we’re something entirely different. Especially last night. At the annual Internship Fund’s Star Search Talent Show, the classes of 2011 and 2012 sang their hearts out, sometimes-not-so-wise-cracked, shimmied Gaga-style, busted out Backstreet, moonwalked and cross-dressed across the stage. I laughed. I cried (from laughing). I learned some sign language. And I will never see SOM in the same light.

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November 21, 2010

Professor Chen plays Rockband. He also bakes a mean loaf of bread. Professor Long lives in the heart of downtown and has an eye for interior decor. Professor Sudhir has a 9-year old daughter who just introduced her classmates to Diwali. Professor Swersey, well I could go on and on about him.During undergrad, I never got to know my professors. I imagined them after class, not going home to families, but teleporting to far off spaceships, or sleeping in a pod. I would not have been surprised to find they came with batteries or required an outlet to recharge.

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September 14, 2010

About this time a year ago, I was searching for something. Once or twice a week after work, instead of my usual mental unwinding, I went out on the hunt for the right MBA program. I looked at schools near and far, and far and wide, but at each event I often heard both alumni and faculty sing a similar tune. “We’re looking for the right fit.” Fit? I had spent my entire pre- (and post!) pubescence battling this premise. In high school when everyone else wore sneakers, I wore fluorescent pink chuck taylors.

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