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SOM students at the NYSE.

How many strange things can you find in this photograph? 

For one thing, we’re not sure there are usually that many women on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange. And, while dressed appropriately, these people don”t actually seem to be working. In fact, they seem to be … drinking and schmoozing.

Bob Handelman

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Yup, look at the clock: it’s after hours—happy hour—and these well-dressed visitors are first-year students at the School of Management.

For the culminating event of their ten-day orientation, all 228 first-years took the Metro-North train into Manhattan. After lunch at the Yale Club with alumni and the new dean, Ted Snyder, they visited companies all over New York City, then reassembled at the NYSE to raise a glass in celebration.


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