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Real Estate as a CareerHi there, Wanted to ask you guys a few questions and possibly share your experiences. I am going back to get my MBA in the fall at USC, which has a great real estate faculty and a possibility to do a dual degree in the meantime (MRED). I have exp in investment banking as well as corp fin and... 1 year 3 months
Financing Your MBANow that everything is pretty much set in stone for everyone what are you doing to finance your MBA? I have $40k in my PA that I'm debating on whether to liquidate and put into my living expenses. These are some general questions you should ask yourself before you sign on the dotted line. For... 1 year 3 months
AMA: I'm a media and entertainment analystBio: I moved to US at 13. Went to a top public university and broke into investment banking at a regional firm. Went into media and entertainment at a major studio. I would most likely focus on answering media... 1 year 6 months
When are you planning to leave?Now that most of us have an acceptance in hand, when are you planning to hand in your 2 week notice? For those that have already left, how long did you give yourself to wind down from the professional life before school starts? I am thinking of leaving in mid-March. I basically started working... 1 year 8 months
Class of 2016 MBA ApplicantsHey guys, Going to switch it up a bit today and see if there are any monkeys out there that'll be going through the MBA cycle in the upcoming months (Harvard's R1 is due 9 weeks from Please, for the love of God, don't turn this into a debate of "Is an MBA worth it?" (answer: it... 2 years 4 weeks
The Best Thing You'll Read All Day As I slave away for another midnight, I stumbled across this comic from the creator of Calvin and Hobbes. Don't quit your job though on his (or my) account! 2 years 1 month
My Epiphany about Fantasy Football and MBAAs I was taking a break from my essay brainstorming I, uh, decided to do some preliminary research on the upcoming fantasy football season. (BTW if you haven't had a chance pick up Matthew Berry's new book Fantasy Life. I finished it in two days. Hilarious. Here is a snippet of the book: http://www... 2 years 2 months
Essential Items - Food EditionHappy 4th! Hope everyone got some cool things lined up. This post came from chatting with a few certified users recently. I think it's pretty imperative I share these items that I own that I believe were essential in helping me through my banking days. Vitamix: I use this to make green... 2 years 3 months
Throwing It All AwayPreface: I have no legal background. I am posting this after Hernandez was charged with murder one and no bail. I actually had a great topic already lined up for this week's blog (Hint: it will include input by a popular user) but this news just irritates me to no end. Here is a guy, not even a... 2 years 3 months
How Much Value Can One Person Carry For a Brand? I've always been curious about how things work in the world of C-Suite executives and board of directors. Just when do they make the decision that XYZ, who is the face of the brand, have stayed too long in the game to matter anymore? 2 years 3 months


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I thought you run BMW dealershipsI thought you run BMW dealerships 3 weeks 5 days
brilliant. SBed. #5 is so right and i doubt many...brilliant. SBed. #5 is so right and i doubt many people actually do it for all the interviews... 1 month 1 week
FPAFPA 2 months 3 weeks
fairfax duhfairfax duh 3 months 1 day
I think tech probably makes more sense. F&B...I think tech probably makes more sense. F... 3 months 1 week
Does anyone not know he's a famous pump and dump...Does anyone not know he's a famous pump and dump guy / fraud? and I'm not talking about pump and dump in the bedroom sense (although it does apply here as well coincidentally!) 3 months 1 week
most preftigeous villain is definitely Michael...most preftigeous villain is definitely Michael Corleone 3 months 3 weeks
I wasn't referring to passive investing as post-...I wasn't referring to passive investing as post-MBA jobs...more like the inflow of assets into that asset class leads to less jobs in active (or closet indexing) management. 4 months 4 weeks
For IM and AM the flavor of the moment is passive...For IM and AM the flavor of the moment is passive. Think that has something to do with it as well. And generally this type of business runs lean. You can ramp up AUM significantly without having to add headcount. 4 months 4 weeks
Loeb is my idol that guy just straight up DGAFLoeb is my idol that guy just straight up DGAF 5 months 5 days
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