Alumni mag Q(n) debuts at SOM

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, […]

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TV journalist Rose imparts interviewing tips

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. [ydn-legacy-photo-inline id=”13884″ ] Speaking to a packed […]

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Auction aids students

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. [ydn-legacy-photo-inline id=”13931″ ] These and other items were featured in fiercely competitive auctions at the School of Management this week. Organized by the Internship Fund, an SOM […]

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SOM students to start IM service

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 […]

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SOM plagued by overcrowding

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 […]

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SOM students offset carbon emission

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 […]

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‘Apprentice’ winner Pinkett kicks of Y50K

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 […]

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Book tells of career recoveries

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. [ydn-legacy-photo-inline id=”14425″ ] This is the essential question that Sonnenfeld discusses in his new book “Firing Back: How Great Leaders Rebound […]

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MBA students hunt down summer jobs

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 […]

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Part 2 of SOM’s new curriculum starts

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, […]

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MBAs study abroad over break

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 […]

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