The Year in Pictures
A look back at some of our favorite Yale SOM moments of 2019, as viewed through Instagram.
This week, students are traveling for the Thanksgiving break. But before they left, they told us what they’re thankful for this year: som.yale.edu/thankful . “I’m grateful that Yale SOM is a place where people from so many diverse backgrounds (professional and otherwise) come together and really dig deep into what it means to have an impact on society." —Grace Liu Happ ’21 . “This Thanksgiving, I am thankful for the support and love of my Yale community. As we carry each other to the finish line, graduation, I am grateful for your wisdom and kindness. On a special note, I’m thankful for the opportunity to welcome into this world a future Yalie, Nico Hector Camacho, and share in these beautiful moments with my brilliant wife, Adriana.” —Jonathan Camacho ’20 . “This year has brought me more blessings than I am able to count. Joining the SOM community and finding myself in league with such an incredible group of people is consistently both humbling and deeply inspiring. I am thankful that I get to walk among visionary leaders in my field, and thankful that I am afforded such an opportunity to take that gift back to my part of the world and hopefully share its potential with my people. I am thankful that my boys will never have to wonder whether a place like Yale is within their reach in life. Most of all, though, I am so thankful for my wife, Brooklyn, who is truly the one making the sacrifice so that I am able to be a part of something so special.”—Justin Wilson ’21 . “Since I arrived at Yale, the staff has been incredibly helpful in integrating me in SOM and making sure I am getting the best out of this experience. Inside of the classroom, I have found incredible professors and teaching assistants who went above and beyond to make the most out of the diversity of backgrounds, nationalities, and experiences. In AASL, Global Programs, the Career Development Office—just to name a few—everyone has been always helping me with a smile, and doing the best they can for me to succeed. I am grateful to be part of such a welcoming community and to work with such extraordinary individuals.”—Sofia Ribeiro ’20
Jim Snabe, Chairman of the Board, Mærsk and Siemens, and member of the Board of Trustees at @worldeconomicforum visited Yale SOM this week to discuss "Dreams and Details: Reinvent Your Business and Your Leadership from a Position of Strength." #yalesom #yale #yaleleadersforum #maersk
“100% of the talent lies in 100% of the population,” said panelist Sandra Urie ‘85, one of the panelists at today's event The Pioneers: Celebrating Women Leaders of Yale SOM. Today's panel featured trailblazing SOM alumnae Linda Mason ’80, Chairman and co-Founder of Bright Horizons, Jane Mendillo ’84, former President and CEO, Harvard Management Company, and Sandra Urie ’85, Chairman Emeritus, Cambridge Associates. The event was introduced by Kavitha Bindra ’05, Assistant Dean for Executive Education, Sharon Oster, Frederic D. Wolfe Professor Emerita of Management and Entrepreneurship and moderated by Heather Tookes, Professor of Finance. #yalesom #yalewomen #yalesomalumni #yalealumni #50WomenAtYale150
Members of the SOM Veterans Club hosted closing bell tonight in honor of Veterans Day. They held a pull-up competition, let people try on military gear, served Meals-Ready-to-Eat (MREs), and wore uniforms to show the differences of every branch. Photo: Katie Kettering '20 #yalesom #yale #yaleveterans #veteransday
Happy anniversary Yale Center Beijing! The Center, managed by #YaleSOM on behalf of Yale University, launched in October 2014 to serve as a hub for @Yale's activities in China. It hosts a variety of events and programs featuring Yale faculty, students, and alumni and other thought leaders, and serves as a gathering place for Yale alumni in Asia. Pictured: Da Wei, assistant president of the University of International Relations in Beijing; Yale SOM Deputy Dean David Bach; and Yale Center Beijing Executive Director Carol Li Rafferty YC ’00 at a panel discussion at the center.
During #YaleSOM Club Kick-Off Week more than 100 students crowded into an Evans Hall classroom to learn more about the school’s fast-growing Women in Management Club (WIM). Club co-presidents Christine Liaw ’20 and Temi Ashiru ’20 don’t waste time getting down to business. “WIM is about your journey at SOM, every stage of it, from students to alumni,” Ashiru says. “We’re a social and professional support network for all SOM women—that’s the most important thing.” Yale SOM boasts dozens of student clubs, some devoted to professional interests, others to affinity groups or specials interests. The Women in Management Club cuts across categories, drawing a wide variety of students—of all gender identities—united by the common cause of creating equal career opportunities for all, organizers say. #yalesom #yale #womeninmanagement #diversity #inclusion
The first month of classes is in the books! Aneta Gasiewska '21 reflects on the beginning of her MBA. "The fall term focuses on the core courses from SOM’s integrated curriculum. Designed to provide an introduction to management and bring everyone on the same page, these classes are also far from being just lectures, with a number of cases, exercises, and hands-on projects, they immediately bring the concepts and frameworks discussed to life. The diversity of experiences and perspectives makes in-class discussion super interesting, and the conversations often continue once the class is over." #yalesom #yale2021 #yale #yalesph
We congratulate @indranooyi ’80 on this honor! We are particularly thrilled to see that your #YaleSOM cap found its way into your portrait. The Smithsonian’s National Portrait Gallery has recently acquired portraits of the six 2019 American Portrait Gala honorees recognized as “individuals who have contributed to the multifaceted and ever-changing narrative of American culture.” The portrait of Nooyi painted by Jon R. Friedman was one of three commissions by the museum. The museum’s “Recent Acquisitions” exhibition will be on view to the public Nov. 15 through Aug. 30, 2020. #yalesomalumni #yalesom #nationalportraitgallery #myNPG @smithsoniannpg
Thank you to @yalesomventures, @weatorg, and these entrepreneurs for helping to kick-off a year-long series of events to celebrate women at @Yale. . Marina Marmolejo, MPH ‘19, DreamKit Nitya Kanuri, SOM/MPH ‘20, Mana Maali Melissa Mazzeo, SOM/FES ‘20, Merry Go Rounds Meryl Breidbart, SOM ‘20, Mortie Daisy Rosales, SOM ‘20, Brio Hannah Beinecke, SOM ‘20, Greater Good Solar Helen Knight, SOM ‘20, Representation 2.0 (not pictured) . Photo: @wearemerry . #yalewomen #yalesom #yale #50womenatyale150
Can annual, formal conversations and rote paperwork really be an accurate reflection of what an employee is contributing to an organization? To find out what’s working and not working about performance reviews, #YaleInsights asked Professor James Baron, an expert on human resources, about the research on the current system and what a better method might look like: "If an organization is wedded to an annual review, I would recommend shifting one’s frame of reference away from 'performance management' and toward what I call 'aspiration management.' The performance conversation should entail a deep discussion of what individual employees aspire to and how those aspirations can be married to organizational needs, perhaps in part through the process that my colleague Amy Wrzesniewski refers to as 'job crafting.' . #yalesom #yaleinsights #yalefaculty #facultyfriday
"And that's a wrap on 2.5 weeks of intensive east coast living and learning...[Pictured are] 90% of the US military veterans in Year 1 and 2 of the Yale MBA for Executives program. I'm looking forward to spending the next 22 months flying back and forth to New York/New Haven and continuing this educational and leadership development journey." —Donato Clay (@donatotravels) #YaleEMBA #YaleSOM #Yale #YaleVeterans
Kelly Shue, professor of finance at SOM, and a coauthor have won the AQR Insight Award for their paper “ Can the Market Multiply and Divide? Non-Proportional Thinking in Financial Markets.” Shue’s research has explored executive social networks, compensation and promotions, sequential decision errors, mergers and acquisitions, corporate social responsibility, persuasion in corporate financial reporting, and errors in voting. The paper, cowritten with Richard R. Townsend of the University of California San Diego, argues that “non-proportional thinking can explain the ‘leverage effect’ puzzle, in which volatility is negatively related to past returns, as well as the volatility-size and beta-size relations in the data.” #yalesom #yalefaculty
Emelyn Venturini Piñon '19 shares highlights from a West Coast job trek experience, one of the many career resources and opportunities offered at SOM. "I worked my way into a leadership position on the student-run Tech Club, and with this role came the opportunity to lead the annual Yale SOM West Coast Job Trek along with my awesome Tech Club team of first-year MBA students. My initial expectation of visiting companies was that I would come away with a better understanding of the firms we visited, the cultures, the roles within each one, and my potential fit. This expectation was surpassed when I encountered such great and attentive hosts at each company, who took a sincere interest in our cross-country trip and had impressive panelists and presentations ready for us. Scheduling 60-plus company visits and having the opportunity to see the cities, locations, and work environments of a potential job was very valuable, as we will probably spend more time at work than anywhere else post-MBA or MAM. Most visits featured Yale SOM hosts or panelists who truly cared about giving back to the community by scheduling additional chats and connecting us to other people within their teams who share similar career paths. We also had MAM alumni hosting us and representing the degree impressively, always willing to help a fellow MAM. I was able to form real job leads and visit startups and companies that completely surprised me and made me reconsider the characteristics I’m looking for in a company." #yale #yalesom #yalesomjobtreks
Kerwin Charles, who will become @YaleSOM’s Indra K. Nooyi Dean later this year, spoke with members of the community on March 26, declaring himself eager to listen and to continue the school’s upward trajectory. "I’m very humbled and deeply honored to have been entrusted with the awesome responsibility of leading SOM... Much of my excitement derives from the rare combination of excellence and vibrancy of the people." —Incoming Dean Kerwin Charles. Read the full story: yalesom.io/2WnQ4C7 . #yalesom #yale #businessandsociety
“My faith is my core. Sharing who you are as a leader is fundamental. If you’re not willing to share yourself, you won’t succeed as a leader.” – Marc Allen, President of @boeing International. . Allen visited Yale SOM this week as part of the Gordon Grand Fellowship Lecture at Yale. As president of Boeing International since 2015, Allen YLS ‘02 is responsible for the company’s international strategy and corporate operations outside the U.S., overseeing 18 regional offices in key global markets. . #yalesom #yalealumni #yaleglobal
Early January may be a quiet time on campus but it's still a busy time for students who choose to participate in job treks taking place in cities and company headquarters around the globe. . “Visiting companies on-site gives students the opportunity to gain insight into the culture and work-life of those organizations. We plan the treks so that students can see a diverse range of companies, including those that may not come to campus. For a lot of students, treks are a crucial part of the job search and assessing fit, as they look to see where they envision themselves at an internship or full-time job.” —Miranda Palter-Poston ’19 during the New York City job trek to @PayPal (pictured).