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Family business questionHad a long talk with a close friend who is thinking of going to business school and he brought up the topic of certain things in his background that business schools might scoff at. He works for one of the largest companies in the world (Oil... 2 days 18 hours
Referrals - Help?I'm very fortunate to have known a person who has worked with one of the MBBs as a client on multiple engagements. She deals with the consultants and on multiple occasions decided which one to go with for a project. I have had her as a personal mentor since my junior year of high school (through my... 6 months 3 weeks
Internship in Hong KongAny advice on affordable and good housing? good hourly pay rates to ask for (if in a position to do so) ? Any other advice? I am starting my recruiting drive for it from now even though this is for next summer's internship to get as maximum traction as possible. 11 months 1 week
Traveling with multiple suitsHello all Thoughts on how to (safely) fit 5 suits into one bag?? Thanks! 1 year 1 month
University-hosted Finance ConferencesThese are usually really strange. It feels like the attendees are usually there by force, not like they're interested in getting to know students. What's the best way to network at such university-hosted events? 1 year 1 month
LA Summer HousingHello! I was wondering if anyone can provide helpful advice on where to find summer housing in Los Angeles? I'll be working in the downtown area. Thanks! 1 year 2 months
You start a company in a developing economy...and...Let's say you're very talented in finance. How does the financial world look at fallen entrepreneurs when they're applying for jobs? 1 year 2 months
Closer to home is better than far away abroad?Hello all A cousin, who lives in an Asia Pacific country and is in line to run my family's business there (unfortunately) is thinking of going to the US or the UK to get his MBA or masters in management. What I suggested is that he look at NUS Singapore or INSEAD Singapore or HKUST or Melbourne... 1 year 3 months
GPA?Hey guys How important is GPA if I have a strong reference when applying to an IB's asset management arm? 2.5 GPA, non target, sciences track with plenty of background in finance (more than most finance applicants), working towards economics as a second major. Is the above any different if... 1 year 6 months
How are board seats viewed?Friend works at a GCC state oil... 1 year 7 months


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Family business question[quote="Betsy Massar"] Sure, I can see the worry about nepotism and sinecures, and all that feudal stuff, but the admissions committee reader would only devalue the position if the candidate had an empty title and didn't do any work. I think admissions will worry more about an only-OK GPA, which... 2 days 2 hours
Family business question[quote="DCDepository"]How would the adcoms know they are family-associated companies? Is his name, like, Richard Thomas and the companies names, like, Thomas & Thomas and Thomas Associates or something?[/quote] They're not but a quick google search (do adcoms do that if they've never heard... 2 days 2 hours
Referrals - Help?Hi Awesome07 Thanks for your reply. I was wondering if you could help me with this hypothetical scenario: My mentor introduces me to a partner at an MBB and tells him/her that I am interested in the consulting business and would appreciate the chance to speak to someone knowledgable in the... 6 months 3 weeks
What do you guys read?Insight comes at the edge of multiple disciplines. I diversified my reading into as many subjects as my attention span those subjects would allow me (don't force yourself to read things that you find to be extremely uninteresting/make you sleep), and the rewards have been tremendous. Magazines... 7 months 5 hours
Internship in Hong KongThanks for the replies guys. But any thoughts as to a budget I should expect to have to live very comfortably in Hong Kong? My target work locations are all in central. 11 months 1 week
Traveling with multiple suits[quote=MissMoneyPenny] konig: Thoughts on how to (safely) fit 5 suits into one bag?? You just put them in. Jeez, are there unsafe ways to put clothes into bags? [/quote] I meant a way that doesn't really mess up the shoulders that would need a lot of work to clean. 1 year 1 month
Traveling with multiple suitsany others? 1 year 1 month
Traveling with multiple suits6 weeks! 1 year 1 month
AMA: Peking University Professor / Global PE...Thanks Jeff! Forgot to add that I'm fluent in Bahasa Indonesia as well, might be a good idea to take Saudi capital to Indonesia then! :) all the best to you 1 year 2 months
AMA: Peking University Professor / Global PE...Hi Jeff Thanks for doing this! A few questions: -What did you like the most about working in Saudi Arabia? -What does the future of Saudi Arabia look like to you? -If you were just graduating from university and headed home for Saudi Arabia, what industry do you think has the largest... 1 year 2 months