Beyond the Classroom
For Yale SOM students, each week presents a nearly overwhelming choice of activities. In addition to classes, there are club events, speakers, competitions, even the weekly happy hour. The fullness of each day, week, and semester is what defines life at SOM. Often the only thing that limits the number of opportunities is the number of hours in the day.
For a glimpse into some of the offerings, watch a video on four events that took place in early November. Individually, they each provide a look at one aspect of life at SOM. Taken together, they begin to stitch together the outlines of what it means to be part of the SOM community.
On November 5, teams of first-year students took part in the Net Impact First-Year Case Competition, an annual event that challenges students to put into practice the new skills they’ve acquired. A few days later, many of these same students hit the ice at Yale’s famous Ingalls Rink for hockey club practice, a chance to bond with fellow SOMers and do their best to stay upright while zipping toward the opposing net. Every Thursday, students congregate in Donaldson Commons for Final Bell — happy hour at SOM — which marks the end of the workweek while providing a chance for people to meet and catch up. The fourth event, which took place on November 15, shows the connection between students and faculty. Finance professor Andrew Metrick, just returned from a year working in the Obama Administration, stood before an SOM audience to provide a peek behind the curtain of the federal government, telling stories of his role on the Council of Economic Advisors.