Alumni mag Q(n) debuts at SOM

April 26, 2007
The Yale Alumni Magazine has been published since 1891, but the Yale School of Management, roughly a third as old, is just getting into the magazine business. The school released its new community magazine Q(n) — the “n” in the name will be replaced by the number of each issue — last week. Published biannually, »

TV journalist Rose imparts interviewing tips

April 19, 2007
One of the most effective interviewing techniques, one that he used when speaking with President George W. Bush, is simply to invert the questioning, television journalist Charlie Rose said yesterday. “One of my favorite questions is to simply ask what questions we should be asking you,” Rose said. Speaking to a packed Levinson Auditorium at »

Auction aids students

April 13, 2007
Craving fine Nicaraguan cigars? Five hours of Hebrew lessons? A bowling trip with “J-Pod,” aka School of Management Dean Joel Podolny? You’ll have to wait until next year. These and other items were featured in fiercely competitive auctions at the School of Management this week. Organized by the Internship Fund, an SOM club that funds »

SOM students to start IM service

March 28, 2007
Yale students can already choose among AIM, Yahoo! Messenger and Gmail chat for instant messaging. But two SOM students hope to win converts to a new service designed to take group communication beyond the chat room. Touradj Barman SOM ’07 and Jason Mallet SOM ’07 plan to launch GoGroups, a new instant messaging and social »

SOM plagued by overcrowding

March 8, 2007
Six months after the arrival of a first-year class that was larger than expected, some School of Management students are complaining of a persistent space crunch. An exceptionally high yield of students admitted last year, combined with scheduling issues and what some describe as a facilities shortage, have left some MBA students scrambling for seats »

SOM students offset carbon emission

February 28, 2007
In a novel effort to combat climate change, SOM students have implemented a plan to offset the environmental damage caused by the extensive air travel during the first-year MBA students’ “International Experience” trips in January. Organizers said the program used a method called carbon offsetting, which reduced the trips’ net carbon emissions by contributing money »

‘Apprentice’ winner Pinkett kicks of Y50K

February 14, 2007
The Yale Entrepreneurial Society kicked off its annual $50,000 Entrepreneurship competition last night with a speech by a winner of “The Apprentice.” Randall Pinkett, who won a job from Donald Trump in the fourth season of the hit NBC reality show, spoke to approximately 40 students about his multiple pathways to business success. His address »

Book tells of career recoveries

February 8, 2007
In a society that demands success, how do fallen leaders — like homemaking guru Martha Stewart — rebuild their careers? Yale School of Management professor and Associate Dean Jeff Sonnenfeld may have the answer. This is the essential question that Sonnenfeld discusses in his new book “Firing Back: How Great Leaders Rebound After Career Disasters,” »

MBA students hunt down summer jobs

January 31, 2007
Coming straight from Yale College, Karen Burke ‘06 SOM ’08 had spent her summers interning at think-tanks — jobs that appealed to her as an ethics, politics and economics major but nonetheless left her “shooting in the dark” in regards to a possible career path. Now, as a first-year MBA student at the Yale School »

Part 2 of SOM’s new curriculum starts

January 25, 2007
After six weeks of classes, winter break and two-week-long international study trips, first-year MBA students returned to the Yale School of Management to tackle the second part of the new curriculum’s “Organizational Perspectives” component. “Perspectives,” which occupies 12 weeks of the new first-year curriculum, focuses on the different internal and external constituencies of an organization, »

MBAs study abroad over break

January 19, 2007
While most Yale undergraduates used winter break to recover from finals and catch up on sleep, first-year School of Management students spent the vacation in places as diverse as Beijing and Buenos Aires in an inaugural component of the school’s new curriculum, which was launched this fall. Participating in the first “International Experience” trips, MBA »

FedEx CEO Smith discusses changing business landscape

December 6, 2006
Globalization and the Internet have revolutionized the operations of the FedEx Corporation, CEO and founder Fred Smith ’66 told an audience of around 100 students, faculty and others at the Yale School of Management on Tuesday. The third and final speaker for this year’s SOM Leaders Forum, Smith identified four key trends that he said »