From UBC Sauder to Yale: Dual degree student Andy Ran shares snapshots from a new semester
Four UBC alumni are now part of the same cohort in the Master of Advanced Management program offered by the Yale School of Management. From left to right: Johnathan Almeida, Azhar Zahid, Andy Ran, and Alice Wang.
Follow along as Ran takes us on a tour of his new life at Yale.
From inside one of the university’s most stunning, cathedral-like libraries to a cookie shop that offers late-night deliveries to satisfy sweet-tooth study breaks.
I arrived in New Haven a few days before orientation. The campus was bustling with activity, every college was preparing for opening day, and the excitement of a new semester was palpable.
The weather was perfect during orientation week. On one of my walks around the Yale campus, I came upon the Harkness Tower. It is over 100 years old, and it reminds me of our own Ladner Clock Tower at UBC.
Insomnia Cookies is located close to campus and it offers warm cookie deliveries late into the night. As I’m sure all UBC Sauder students can relate, this instantly reminded me of the ‘Kristen cookie case’ taught by Professor Tim Huh and Professor Mahesh Nagarajan, where we tried to optimize the operations of two college students selling cookies out of their dorm.
Here are four thunderbirds standing in front of the Yale School of Management. We plan to return to UBC and take the same photo in front of the UBC Sauder building.
As an undergraduate student, whenever I was stressed out during exam season, I would head to The Delly in the Student Union Building (now known as The Nest) for a plate of butter chicken and brownies. Fortunately, I’ve found a Lebanese restaurant that provides comfort foods such as chicken shawarma and all kinds of desserts.
The Yale School of Management building is where I will spend most of my time over the next two semesters. The building surrounds a large courtyard in the middle, where many recruitment and campus events take place.