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April 20, 2010

We are so excited to meet the Class of 2012 who will surely carry the SOM torch brightly. Thought I would check out the weather.....and Sunny days predicted! See you all on campus.

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February 21, 2010

Hey! Check out this Yale Daily News Article which follows up on my post about the SOM alumni network: http://www.yaledailynews.com/news/university-news/2010/02/19/som-alumni-network-matures/

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February 8, 2010

Last week SOM alumni received an email from Dean Oster giving a characteristic kick in the pants. The email basically reminded all of those alums that students are on the job market and that we all have a responsibility to help each other as members of this community, especially in this dreary economic climate.Almost every single one of those alums had Sharon Oster as a professor. They remember lessons about trade and tariffs and marginal utility...and they remember her passion for teaching at SOM.

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January 7, 2010

As we begin fresh in 2010, it's a good time to learn from our mistakes. In the news right now there's a lot of talk about failure: big banks, the health care system, you name it. On the plane back from my vacation, I read one of my favorite magazines, WIRED. The theme of the issue is failure and how it ultimately leads to success.

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October 25, 2009

Last fall I had the opportunity to participate on the student/faculty team responding to the The Aspen Institute's biennial survey "Beyond Grey Pinstripes: Preparing MBAs for Social and Environmental Stewardship." This report measures the degree to which business school curriculums incorporate environmental and social issues that impact business performance. It was our charge to respond to the questionnaire auditing the entire SOM curriculum.

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September 7, 2009

We were so excited to meet the class of 2011 that we had BBQs connecting the cohorts (the new Gold Cohort got to hang with the Green 2010 and 2011). What a fantastic new group of people to get to know! The first years are totally under water with problem sets and exams, which we all understand well. It's all new issues as second years: if you can take classes anywhere at Yale University how do you possibly choose? What do you take to be practical and what for fun? what's BOTH??? Where do we want to work? Did we enjoy our internships? Would we want to do them in the long term?

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August 13, 2009

Like many of my classmates, I have just finished up my internship and am taking a couple weeks off before returning to New Haven. As I step away from my internship, which was incredibly intense and unbelievably fun, I am thinking more and more about what the experience was. The overall theme that my friends all share-- from Deloitte to The White House to Pepsi to Public Radio-- is that we all realized how much we had really learned and internalized in our first year.

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April 22, 2009

The weather is supposed to be gorgeous for Welcome Weekend. (See the forecast here) We are all so excited to welcome the Class of 2011 to campus!

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April 12, 2009

The Internship Fund has got to be one of the hardest working collection of students you can imagine. One of the few completely first year-run organizations (FFT is another one), the Internship Fund, as I have mentioned before, is responsible for raising all of the money to subsidize non-profit and public sector internships. The Auction, which is charged with raising a large percentage of these funds, is happening this Thursday, April 16. This year's theme, SOMonopoly, is providing some pretty amazing decoration opportunities throughout the school.

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March 8, 2009

There's this cool club here called SOM Outreach which sets groups of 4 students up with pro-bono consulting projects with local nonprofits. It's a lot of work, but if you are excited about the problems you are tackling you will be really motivated. I am working with 3 awesome members of the class of 2010 to address men's sexual health issues in connecticut. We are charged with figuring out a messaging system that could get young men taking better care of themselves! {C}The other day we invited a group 6 of our classmates over to my place for pizza, beer and brainstorming.

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