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I dicked around in high school and went to a not so great undergrad (think UConn / WVU level). I also made the mistake of going for my MBA directly after undergrad at only a slightly better university.

I live in the northeast now and have a decent job but I feel embarrassed telling people where I went to school. It's like the second question people I meet ask every single time. I wish I had done it right from the beginning and went to a school I'm not so ashamed of. I don't think there's much schooling left for me especially since I already have debt from the MBA program from a state school. I wish I can just accept my background for what it is and not look back with regrets.

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In reply to shorttheworld
1/12/12

shorttheworld:
Went to uconn and was first hire on a mostly ivy desk at a prop shop.. Pulling down multi six figures since I graduated

Ballinnn

What's your excuse?!

Should be "feel ashamed of going to MBA right out of undergrad and not getting experience

I really want to know what school you went to that you're comparing to uconn. Umass? URI? uNH?

I will talk to you about this next time we meet, but what is your rationale for going to B School and paying 100K+ and giving up 2 years worth of earnings. I mean you clearly don't need to go to B School to "get laid or enhance your social life", in fact you could teach some of these insecure target school pricks a thing or two about girls. So why give up so much?

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In reply to TheKing
1/12/12

TheKing:
Some of the posts in here are beyond depressing.

"If I could just tell a girl I went to HBS and that I work at Carlyle, she'll want me."

Holy fucking shit. It's as if some of you have never interacted with a woman in your entire lives.

Believe it or not, many of times, it works.

My bro went to HBS, and I know many of his friends from HBS. One guy in particular was balding, short, and a bit over-weight. A great guy, and great sense of humor. This guy was absolutely killing it with girls in Boston and NYC, and when I saw some of the girls he hooked up with, I was stunned.

He largely credits his successful dating strategy to his academic pedigree and having a high-paying job. It is like when a guy drives an exotic sports car, he can stand from the rest of the crowd and has a leg up in his game. Unless you go to HBS and experience this yourself, I don't think you will know how awesome HBS is for dating propaganda.

1/12/12

you realize that you come off like a CUNY kid right? I can say this, because I go to a CUNY - and have to hear people like yourself talk complete bullshit like you know what you're talking about. But you don't know anything about life. You're a fucking little kid - talking about picking up women at the bar using your alma mater??? You're probably not even 21 yet.

Stop. It's embarrassing. srs.

In reply to Sexy_Like_Enrique
1/12/12

Sexy_Like_Enrique:
TheKing:
Some of the posts in here are beyond depressing.

"If I could just tell a girl I went to HBS and that I work at Carlyle, she'll want me."

Holy fucking shit. It's as if some of you have never interacted with a woman in your entire lives.

Believe it or not, many of times, it works.

My bro went to HBS, and I know many of his friends from HBS. One guy in particular was balding, short, and a bit over-weight. A great guy, and great sense of humor. This guy was absolutely killing it with girls in Boston and NYC, and when I saw some of the girls he hooked up with, I was stunned.

He largely credits his successful dating strategy to his academic pedigree and having a high-paying job. It is like when a guy drives an exotic sports car, he can stand from the rest of the crowd and has a leg up in his game. Unless you go to HBS and experience this yourself, I don't think you will know how awesome HBS is for dating propaganda.

Amen brother. I agree 100% with this, and it's in line with what my friends are experiencing right now.

I'm an atheist, but if there were a devil, i would gladly sell my soul to him for HBS admissions. It would be such an unreal experience to go there.

In reply to Febreeze
1/12/12

febreeze:
you realize that you come off like a CUNY kid right? I can say this, because I go to a CUNY - and have to hear people like yourself talk complete bullshit like you know what you're talking about. But you don't know anything about life. You're a fucking little kid - talking about picking up women at the bar using your alma mater??? You're probably not even 21 yet.

Stop. It's embarrassing. srs.

holy shit, brah. are you really this retarded? no, I am older than 21 and I am a second semester senior at cornell. that's all you need to know. case closed.

and, for the record, I don't drop the name of my alma mater at bars to pick up girls. I just flirt. I was discussing how HBS brand can work well in your favor if you're trying to hook up. learn to read

1/12/12

Oh, you just flirt? that's cute.

good luck in life, brah.

In reply to Brady4MVP
1/12/12

Brady4MVP:
Sexy_Like_Enrique:
TheKing:
Some of the posts in here are beyond depressing.

"If I could just tell a girl I went to HBS and that I work at Carlyle, she'll want me."

Holy fucking shit. It's as if some of you have never interacted with a woman in your entire lives.

Believe it or not, many of times, it works.

My bro went to HBS, and I know many of his friends from HBS. One guy in particular was balding, short, and a bit over-weight. A great guy, and great sense of humor. This guy was absolutely killing it with girls in Boston and NYC, and when I saw some of the girls he hooked up with, I was stunned.

He largely credits his successful dating strategy to his academic pedigree and having a high-paying job. It is like when a guy drives an exotic sports car, he can stand from the rest of the crowd and has a leg up in his game. Unless you go to HBS and experience this yourself, I don't think you will know how awesome HBS is for dating propaganda.

Amen brother. I agree 100% with this, and it's in line with what my friends are experiencing right now.

I'm an atheist, but if there were a devil, i would gladly sell my soul to him for HBS admissions. It would be such an unreal experience to go there.

Yeah, HBS is sick. My bro says all the time how it was the best fucking two years of his life, and he wouldn't trade HBS experience for anything. The people you meet there are amazing, intelligent, and fun to hang out with. Plus, HBS placement into high finance and top consulting is ridiculous. Like 20% of all HBS grads end up in MBB consulting, which is insane.

1/12/12

someone please close this thread

this is embarassing to read

1/12/12

This is the saddest, most depressing thread I've ever read. I'm down right embarrassed for you two "men"...and I use that word lightly.

1/12/12

% odds that "Sexy_Like_Enrique" is simply a second account owned and operated by Brady to make his HBS obsession seem less strange?

I say 95%.

1/12/12

Cornell is a state school

And trading is a bit volatile with income streams and I want to move into long term strategies.

I appreciate the commendation for my female skills though lol

1/12/12

You shouldn't be embarrassed by your academic pedigree. I went to a school that is unknown outside of New England and virtually unheard of amongst my friends and people I do business with. Do I wish I had gone to Harvard? Sure, why not, it would make life easier, but at this point it basically doesn't matter.

Once you're established in your career, it is YOU that defines the school, not the other way around. When people I work with ask me where I went to school, they are usually impressed, even if they have never heard of it. They assume that since I've been this successful and they perceive me as intelligent, that the school is of equal caliber. This is largely not the case as almost all of my peers have landed in far less prestigious roles, but I'm not going to purposefully damage my schools reputation. I'm proud to say that at each of my three employers since graduation, I've been the only employee they've ever had from my school. I am confident that based on the perception that I have left behind, my prior employers will not hesitate to interview/hire other kids from the same school. I'd say that is a pretty good legacy to leave for my alma mater.

For the above reason, it is important that you don't (publicly) degrade your school. It is also important that you try to help out current students that are looking to make a name for themselves (and your school), as this can be a reflection on yourself down the road.

CompBanker

In reply to shorttheworld
1/12/12

shorttheworld:
Cornell is a state school

And trading is a bit volatile with income streams and I want to move into long term strategies.

I appreciate the commendation for my female skills though lol

Cornell sucks... HBS rules.

In reply to TheKing
1/12/12

TheKing:
% odds that "Sexy_Like_Enrique" is simply a second account owned and operated by Brady to make his HBS obsession seem less strange?

I say 95%.

Dude. I am not obsessed with HBS. If you deny advantages that come with HBS, you are nuts, or being jealous as fuck towards those HBS ballers.

No need to hate on others for wanting HBS. If you disagree, then so be it.

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1/12/12

Serious question to sexy_like_enrique and Brady4MVP:

Would you fuck a dude if they went to HBS and worked at TPG or Bain Capital?
If not, would you at least blow them?

In reply to FreezePops
1/12/12

FreezePops:
Serious question to sexy_like_enrique and Brady4MVP:

Would you fuck a dude if they went to HBS and worked at TPG or Bain Capital?
If not, would you at least blow them?

Maybe you're a gay guy and want to fuck guys, but I don't roll that way, so no.

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1/12/12

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