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post #31 of 43
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Originally Posted by tiger02
Yale Sucks

Hey, I'm not the one who brought the thread back to life.

Princeton doesn't matter.

the reason Yale doesn't call their B-School a B-school is because Yale doesn't believe in the idea of a "vocational" school. And unlike the other B-schools, there's a far less emphasis on the Ibanking and Private equity/hedge funds. (note that this doesn't necessarily discourage the students from applying to practical jobs, but the schools generally stick to this principle).

That being said, if you want to go into Banking or management after getting an MBA (assume not pursuing your music career - my guess is they will become mutually exclusive), I would try Wharton and Harvard, respectively. They are considered to be without peer in each category (stanford for Venture cap and tech businesses, of course).

I think, however, Yale's fine arts are all stellar and without peer in the aggregate, so if you want to go into music, there's a lot of resources working for you, in terms of interdisciplinary talent for your musical outlet (from profs to undergrads in theatre, music (all fields) to arch, art/design, etc etc) and creative collaborations, as well as intimate (only rarely too intimate) contact with very talented students and profs in your discipline.

In terms of the city, I think the bad things are very overrated. They have pretty good dining, albeit limited, and there's NY and boston for various big-city stuff.
post #32 of 43
The town is not bad at all, I am there every week. The crime in the downtown area, while rampant in the early 90s, is almost nonexistant and it keeps getting pushed further away. Many new stores have opened as well as small eateries. They also utilize the green much more now and have regular festivals and other events on it during the summer. The dining is MUCH improved over the last few years. You have a slew of very hip restaurant/bars such as Hot Tomatoes, Bar, Botega, Roomba, Temple Grill, etc and then that doesn't even include 3 of the top Pizza restaurants on the planet in Modern, Sally's and Pepe's and possibly the first Hamburger joint in the US in Louis Lunch.
post #33 of 43
I have to agree with Vision, downtown has improve considerably. I do miss some of the old establishments but NH has CT's best downton area by quite a bit. Hopefully Hartford can surpass them eventually.
post #34 of 43
What's the campus life like at Yale? Do grad students mix with undergrads at all?
post #35 of 43
I was down in New Haven meeting some people last year and I have to say that if you're used to Montreal, you're gonna be bored out of your mind there. It's all very new, but it's all strip-malls and chain restaurants from what I saw.

I think you'd be much happier in Boston or at Stanford.
post #36 of 43
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Do grad students mix with undergrads at all?

Grad and undgrad students tend to move in separate worlds. This is comparable to other Ivy league schools I´ve seen.

However, there are social and academic venues where you can easily mix. One of SOM´s strengths is that it encourages students to avail themselves of other Yale resources. I met undergrads in a japanese class I took (the class was a mistake, but that´s another matter! ).
post #37 of 43
Such crossover as occurs seems to depend on specific interests. When I was at SOM, there were some musical opportunities I was able to wangle with undergrads (Bach Society) and at the School of Music (another pickup chamber orchestra). Obviously, that's not a path everyone might want to follow.

I did audit a history class but that was in a hall with hundreds of students-- without doing the TA sessions and all of the attendant work there was no way of really meeting anyone.
post #38 of 43
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Originally Posted by jpeirpont
Hopefully Hartford can surpass them eventually.

C'mon, man! Hartford is New England's Rising Star!
post #39 of 43
Hartford needs to get that murder and crime rate under control to get businessmen back in town. I was there last Friday out at the bars and clubs and it really wasn't a great time, in fact the most fun I have in Hartford is at the comedy club. I think they also need a sports franchise, you can never be a big city like they are trying to be without a sports franchise.
post #40 of 43
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Originally Posted by visionology
Hartford needs to get that murder and crime rate under control to get businessmen back in town. I was there last Friday out at the bars and clubs and it really wasn't a great time, in fact the most fun I have in Hartford is at the comedy club. I think they also need a sports franchise, you can never be a big city like they are trying to be without a sports franchise.

They had The Whalers for a while...
post #41 of 43
And everyone is kicking themselves right now because the former Whalers just won the Stanley Cup as the Carolina Hurricanes The problem with Hartford is it is stuck not too far from Boston and New York which have a LOT of teams so there is almost so other room for another team to exist that would draw away from the existing franchises.
post #42 of 43
I visited Yale once.
I'm going to Princeton.

P.S. Nighty Night Better Keep Your Butthole Tight!
post #43 of 43
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Originally Posted by visionology
And everyone is kicking themselves right now because the former Whalers just won the Stanley Cup as the Carolina Hurricanes

The problem with Hartford is it is stuck not too far from Boston and New York which have a LOT of teams so there is almost so other room for another team to exist that would draw away from the existing franchises.

I actually just came back to Hartford (Hartford area to be precise), after living in Providence for 3 years. I am considering staying here actually, although I am actually thinking about New Haven or another southern CT city. Most likely either decision will be temporary, but I think there is a good chance that when I eventually settle down it will be in Hartford.

As much as people knock the Heart-beat, I think it gets a bad rap. My frame of reference is Providence of course, but also this whole, New England/greater Boston-NYC corridor. Hartford, I admit is not great- there is crime and a lot of long time residents of the area, such as my mother, absolutely fear going into the city after dark because the nicer downtown area tends to be deserted after 8 o'clock. That being said, there has been a tremendous amount of investment in the downtown of Hartford and a couple of other cities in CT such as Stamford and NH-- I think part of the post-9/11 world is an increased amount of greater NYC financial work that offers lower cost housing and office space.

I think Hartford's (or NH, for that matter) main advantage is that, compared to living in Providence or the Boston area, or even Westchester county, there are a fair number of insurance companies, accounting firms, law firms, etc. with offices here that pay near Boston/NYC wages. I was at a Lieberman presidential fundraiser a couple years ago with a friend who is a consultant in Boston. The fundraiser was held at a mansion like home of a local supporter. As we discussed local real estate prices my friend asked me what a house such as this one in the area went for- to whcih I replied around 650k. He had recently purchased a condo in Brookline for nearly the same amount.
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