Our Resolutions for the New Year

We asked Yale SOM students to look ahead to 2018 and share their resolutions for the new year.

December 29, 2017

My resolution would be to make sure I am taking advantage of the broader Yale community.

I am very excited to take part in an international experience that is a joint program with the School of Architecture and hope to make it to some plays/concerts.

—Ali Lauzon ’19


This fall, I’ve seen how much my time at SOM has grown my impact. I’m part of the community and economic development clinic at Yale Law School, where I work with two nonprofit clients on legal and business matters. I’ve seen how valuable my understanding of strategic management has been in creating actionable recommendations. Heading into 2018 I am excited to continue to explore the greater New Haven community and to put my SOM learnings into practice for nonprofit causes I feel passionate about.

—Chenault Taylor ’18


Looking ahead into 2018, I want to make the most of the opportunities we have right here on the Yale campus.

I am a graduate affiliate at Benjamin Franklin College, one of the two new undergraduate residential colleges. Here, along with other graduate students in the first-ever class of this program, I have the unique opportunity to work on creating brand-new traditions and events that I hope will enrich students’ experiences for decades to come.

—Arjun Katragadda ’18


I feel proud when I see people use the photos I took [as a student photographer] as their profile pictures. I enjoyed this opportunity and capturing those happy moments through my camera. I’m also proud that I can keep pursuing my interest in impact investing and helping to bring resources to people who have similar interests. The support I get from the SOM community makes me feel that I am not alone along the nontraditional path.

—Jiawan (Jill) Ni ’18


There is so much opportunity to learn from the world-renowned faculty at SOM.

I do not simply want my ‘piece of paper’ (i.e. diploma). My challenge to myself is to fully embrace the time I have remaining and approach the curriculum with a lens of what I can take from it and how I will apply that as I embark upon my career and life post-SOM.

—Mandy Krumnow EMBA ’18 (Focus: Healthcare)

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