As we pack up the Commencement 2007 banners and regalia, and summer descends
on Hillhouse Avenue, the frenetic pace of the past year has abated somewhat — but
only somewhat. It seems an opportune time to pause for a moment both to reflect
back on an amazing year and to look forward to what promises to be
an equally amazing and exciting year to come.
Reunion Weekends Planned for Fall 2007
We look forward to celebrating the 25th anniversary of the Class of 1982 on September
28-30, 2007, and the 20th, 15th, 10th, and 5th anniversaries of the Classes
of 1987, 1992, 1997, and 2002 on October 19-21, 2007. Wonderful weekend
programs are being planned with many opportunities to reconnect with classmates
and with Yale SOM — including class receptions and gala dinners, informal
get-togethers, career workshops, and discussions with alumni and faculty.
the SOMAA President: Opt In
Greetings, Yale SOM alumni. I am honored and excited to be serving as the president
of your alumni association for the next two years. This is a critical time of
transition at the school, a generational inflection point. I see a unique opportunity
for us to transform our alumni association, and your relationship with Yale SOM,
into a vibrant and relevant part of your everyday professional and personal life.
First MBA for Executives Class Graduates
The Yale MBA for Executives program began two years ago with
22 candidates and a mission to educate a new generation of leaders in
healthcare. On Memorial Day, those 22 students graduated. What just a
few years ago was an idea for a new kind of business education for executives
now had its first graduating class, a group of men and women from across
all sectors of the healthcare industry.
Development Office Hosts First Annual Recruiters' Day
Last month, the Yale SOM Career Development
Office visited the Big Apple for its first-ever Recruiters’ Day
at the Yale Club of New York. Designed to strengthen Yale SOM’s
relationships with firms by sharing recruitment best practices and promoting
our highly talented students, the session attracted more than 60 recruiters
and alumni from multiple industries interested in recruiting the best
and brightest from Yale SOM.
Alumni Career Services celebrates second anniversary.
Profile: David Meyers '99, CEO, Madagascar Bamboo
The noise in the background wasn’t the rain. It was raining in
Toamasina, the Madagascar port town where David Meyers ’99 was
calling from, but the rhythmic pounding, not unlike the sound of a
heavy downpour on a metal roof, was mechanical, not natural.
Admissions Recruiting Season; Applications Increase 25%
As the application season comes to a close, the Admissions Office
would like to thank all of the alumni who very generously volunteered
their time and assistance throughout the year. During this
past recruiting season, approximately 350 applicants were referred
to us through our alumni referral system. That constitutes over 10%
of the total number of applications we received this year.
Survey — Can we make management a profession?
By now you should have received your copy of Q1, the new alumni magazine of Yale
SOM (if you haven't, please contact Alumni
Relations). We would like to
know what you thought of our inaugural effort. Readers have begun an
online discussion of the ideas in Q1 (including both skeptics and believers in the idea of making
management a profession). You can add your thoughts there.
We’ve also created a short
online survey, and would greatly appreciate hearing what you liked and
didn’t like about Q1.
Schulte '83 Creates Research
Opportunity for SOM Students
Five Yale SOM students spent their spring break this year in one of the perfect
places to escape a bitter New England winter: the beaches of Brazil. But this
was more than a sojourn. With the help of the new Schulte Independent Study Research
Award, created by Peter Schulte ’83, Managing Partner, CM Equity, and as
part of the school’s Global Social Enterprise Club, the students worked
with a Brazilian firm on its quest to improve the environment.
Art Swersey's New Book Takes Experimental Design
to the Frontlines of Marketing
In the new book Testing 1-2-3: Experimental Design with
Applications in Marketing and Service Operations (Stanford University Press),
Yale School of Management Professor Art Swersey and co-author Johannes Ledolter
of the University of Iowa demonstrate how the same experimental design methods
long used to optimize manufacturing processes can also add value to marketing
and service activities.
in Research on Entrepreneurial Decision-Making
Amy Wrzesniewski, associate professor of organizational behavior,
is studying the values and viewpoints that might influence how decision-makers
in early-stage firms make choices that have environmental and social ramifications
and is seeking alumni participation for her study.
Marketing Club Provides Retailing Suggestions for SOM Gear Online
The Marketing Club is more than just a way for students to
learn about new industries and career opportunities. It’s also
a way for students to use their business skills and contribute to the