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December 11, 2010

As we wrap our penultimate semester at Yale SOM, a lot of my classmates have increasingly started talking about the things we must do before we enter the real world again. Someone mentioned the New Haven Bucket List, inspired by the extremely mediocre Jack Nicholson/Morgan Freeman flick, and got me thinking about the things I have done/must do before graduation. So, here we go: 1. Go to the Peabody Museum. There's a few more weeks before Yale returns the Inca artifacts to Peru. Its literally half a block from SOM. Fun fact: they have the first discovered T-Rex tooth. 2.

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August 31, 2010

I'm going to piggyback on the last blog post by Alex about study groups. Study groups are a really cool part of SOM because of the diversity of experience that each one is comprised of - and for many of us, also a microcosm of social life. I am still amazed by how much I learnt in the first year from all of my classmates not just in terms of academics, but also working styles, study methods and general life experience (like how to make the world's best chili).

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February 16, 2010

Apologies to Jonathan Safran Foer for lifting the title of his book for my post, but its been the theme of my day today. My favorite thing about the academic experience at business school so far has been that the problems and questions we have are real. There are real dates and times. Real people and places. The cases are from a variety of industries and often, written by our professors. I always wondered what it would be like to meet the people that we had spent hours reading/thinking about. That question was answered twice today.

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October 5, 2009

As we start to get more at home with the idea of being students again, its time for some club hopping. SOM has a large variety of clubs for us to get involved with and a completely unscientific survey says that we've joined on average 4.2 clubs. You could broadly categorize the clubs into two groups. The first set are the professional clubs - these are the clubs that work very closely with the CDO and students on professional endeavors.

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August 25, 2009

A quick survey of my classmates Facebook statuses (stati? stata?) reveal that we are all pretty much a) working on our reading for assorted classes or b) ruing the end of orientation and the beginning or "real school" or c) both Orientation was very much a whirlwind that has been summarized better by fellow bloggers who are much more eloquent than I am so I will leave that be...although I will add that the reception we had by the faculty in Woolsey Hall was pretty amazing.

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July 31, 2009

I am still surprised that business school is actually about to start in a little less than 2 weeks. I think right now is a feeling that (depending on the hour) is a mixture of excitement, anticipation and I would be lying if I didnt say trepidation. The last few weeks/months have been a flurry of activity - wrapping up jobs, finding apartments in New Haven, and sorting out all the other associated paperwork that goes with a major life change.

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