Crazy B-school stories

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This weekend I had a chance to meet up with some friends of mine who just graduated from top b-schools like HBS/Stanford/Wharton/Kellogg, etc. They were all bummed out about being out of school and sharing stories about the cool stuff they did the past 2 years. The stories were pretty ridiculous: non-stop partying, traveling to cool exotic countries, hardcore drinking, hooking up, and countless other stuff. I had no idea b-school was this much fun. They all said unequivocally that it was easily the best 2 years of their lives and that no amount of money can recreate such an experience.

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Jul 25, 2011

The hard part is getting in. Once you're there, it's not like grades matter like they did in undergrad. It's about building your network and blowing off steam from the years before.

Jul 25, 2011

this makes me very very happy. sounds like my super-senior year of undergrad part ii.

would be interested to know if other T15 students (Haas, Yale, NYU, Fuqua, Tuck, etc,) have had similar experiences.

Money Never Sleeps? More like Money Never SUCKS amirite?!?!?!?

Jul 25, 2011

uhh...adding to the opportunity cost of foregone income, the cost of tuition, and the cost of living expenses for two years, "traveling to cool exotic countries" when you have zero money coming in sounds like a terrible idea. Obviously there is the occasional Bschool student with a ton of cash in the bank, but not most.

Jul 25, 2011
bortz911:

uhh...adding to the opportunity cost of foregone income, the cost of tuition, and the cost of living expenses for two years, "traveling to cool exotic countries" when you have zero money coming in sounds like a terrible idea. Obviously there is the occasional Bschool student with a ton of cash in the bank, but not most.

if you're going into banking or PE after you can afford it.

Money Never Sleeps? More like Money Never SUCKS amirite?!?!?!?

Jul 25, 2011
sayandarula:
bortz911:

uhh...adding to the opportunity cost of foregone income, the cost of tuition, and the cost of living expenses for two years, "traveling to cool exotic countries" when you have zero money coming in sounds like a terrible idea. Obviously there is the occasional Bschool student with a ton of cash in the bank, but not most.

if you're going into banking or PE after you can afford it.

A lot of people think they are "going into banking or PE" after business school and don't make it. If you have an offer already, that's one thing, but most people do not. Traveling to cool exotic countries is fucking stupid if you are already deep in the red, and this is common fiscal sense.

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Jul 25, 2011
bortz911:

uhh...adding to the opportunity cost of foregone income, the cost of tuition, and the cost of living expenses for two years, "traveling to cool exotic countries" when you have zero money coming in sounds like a terrible idea. Obviously there is the occasional Bschool student with a ton of cash in the bank, but not most.

I'd rather die with a life rich in experiences like "travelling to cool exotic countries" than with a few extra dollars in my pocket

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Jul 25, 2011
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bortz911:

uhh...adding to the opportunity cost of foregone income, the cost of tuition, and the cost of living expenses for two years, "traveling to cool exotic countries" when you have zero money coming in sounds like a terrible idea. Obviously there is the occasional Bschool student with a ton of cash in the bank, but not most.

I'd rather die with a life rich in experiences like "travelling to cool exotic countries" than with a few extra dollars in my pocket

^^^This.

Also this:
"At the end of my life, when I'm sitting on my yacht, am I gonna be thinking about how much money I have? No. I'm going to be thinking about how many friends I have, and my children, and my comedy albums. I mean, I have a yacht, so I obviously did pretty well money-wise." -Michael Scott

Jul 25, 2011
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bortz911:

uhh...adding to the opportunity cost of foregone income, the cost of tuition, and the cost of living expenses for two years, "traveling to cool exotic countries" when you have zero money coming in sounds like a terrible idea. Obviously there is the occasional Bschool student with a ton of cash in the bank, but not most.

I'd rather die with a life rich in experiences like "travelling to cool exotic countries" than with a few extra dollars in my pocket

^^^ = WIN.

Still I Rise

Jul 25, 2011

Just tap that credit card line limit,the worst that can happen to you is to file for bankruptcy and it only stays with for 10 years. Heck Old USA is about to default errrr next week.

Jul 25, 2011

The thing is, you can indeed party a lot and travell to far places, but in the end you still have to find a job to pay your loans...

That being said, there are a lot of company sponsored students who already have a job to go back to, those are the ones who party the hardest and travel the most, mainly because they know they will be back to being slaves once it all ends...

Jul 25, 2011

Life is about experiences. Money is awesome insofar as it gives you the opportunity to pursue and enjoy memorable experiences. What's amazing about business school is that it's a 2-year time when you are surrounded by smart and accomplished people who are all looking to have fun and work hard. Every b-school alum i've talked to said it was easily the best 2 years of their lives and that no amount of money can capture how amazing it was.

Jul 25, 2011

I though this thread would be about cool experience people had in the bschools. But once again nothing but people arguing back and forth on some useless argument. Lame.

Jul 25, 2011

Ok. I'm going to add value to this thread by pointing out some specific stories i've heard from friends.

  1. Bunch of wharton guys went on the japan trek, which is extremely popular. They started drinking at like 6 AM, one guy was so drunk that he threw up in front of a CEO. Hilarity ensued.
  2. HBS friends would regularly go out to BU bars and pick up chicks. The fact that they went to HBS helped A LOT.
  3. Sectionmates at HBS took a weekend trip to vegas and stayed at a suite at encore hotel. Blew tons of money at Rino strip club, including snorting coke from the strippers' tits. Also, heavy partying at XS and gambling.

What's crazy is that this type of stuff is not that uncommon at b-schools, especially the top ones, where people are guaranteed good jobs and party their asses off since grades don't matter.

Jul 25, 2011

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Jul 25, 2011

If you studied anything rigorous at all for undergrad, and did anything half-way quantitative for work after, bschool is a joke.

Also, keep in mind you already have a return offer from your firm if you're not a moron.

So imagine being in a school where the grades don't matter and you have a guaranteed job on graduation, and you're stuck with a bunch of rich kids who want to make up for lost time

Jul 25, 2011

Welcome to varsity.

Jul 25, 2011

If anything, I'd argue that money can be made. Time, however (and especially time in your 20s) is fleeting. I know plenty of guys in their 30s who are pretty well off but now have families, etc. All of their money is spent on paying for kids' schools, family vacations, etc. Pretty sure they'd tradeoff those few hundred grand to be 27/28 again and single.

Jul 25, 2011

How is this any different from undergrad? Is this for people who have gradually learned how not to be socially awkward and are no longer afraid to approach women? Are you telling me there will be people in b-school who have not done blow off stripper tits? I thought b-school was for the cool kids who like money and want to takeover the world.

If I have to hang out with a bunch of herbs for two years that can't hold their booze I may need to rethink this degree.

Jul 25, 2011
Jose.Rey:

How is this any different from undergrad? Is this for people who have gradually learned how not to be socially awkward and are no longer afraid to approach women? Are you telling me there will be people in b-school who have not done blow off stripper tits? I thought b-school was for the cool kids who like money and want to takeover the world.

If I have to hang out with a bunch of herbs for two years that can't hold their booze I may need to rethink this degree.

chill jose. i think what OP and others were trying to get at is that B-school is like undergrad, partying and all, less the stress of maintaining your GPA.

oh, and are you telling me that i should do blow off stripper tits before getting into b-school? i don't want to be an outcast.

Money Never Sleeps? More like Money Never SUCKS amirite?!?!?!?

Jul 25, 2011
sayandarula:
Jose.Rey:

How is this any different from undergrad? Is this for people who have gradually learned how not to be socially awkward and are no longer afraid to approach women? Are you telling me there will be people in b-school who have not done blow off stripper tits? I thought b-school was for the cool kids who like money and want to takeover the world.

If I have to hang out with a bunch of herbs for two years that can't hold their booze I may need to rethink this degree.

chill jose. i think what OP and others were trying to get at is that B-school is like undergrad, partying and all, less the stress of maintaining your GPA.

oh, and are you telling me that i should do blow off stripper tits before getting into b-school? i don't want to be an outcast.

Yes, the stripper titty/blow section is being added to the GMAT next May and thanks for easing my anxiety.

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Jul 26, 2011
sayandarula:
Jose.Rey:

How is this any different from undergrad? Is this for people who have gradually learned how not to be socially awkward and are no longer afraid to approach women? Are you telling me there will be people in b-school who have not done blow off stripper tits? I thought b-school was for the cool kids who like money and want to takeover the world.

If I have to hang out with a bunch of herbs for two years that can't hold their booze I may need to rethink this degree.

chill jose. i think what OP and others were trying to get at is that B-school is like undergrad, partying and all, less the stress of maintaining your GPA.

oh, and are you telling me that i should do blow off stripper tits before getting into b-school? i don't want to be an outcast.

Unless you are a celebrity or a rich trust fund kid, you are very unlikely to have more fun in a 2-year time period than business school.

Jul 26, 2011

if you want a 5-year non-stop vacation, try a ph.d. program

worked hard in UG and HS, spent 5 years of my life getting deeply acquainted with the sweetest vices of man, paid for by a bull market that just happened to collapse as i was running my balance down to zero anyways

i would not trade those memories of the awesomest years of my life for any amount of money i would have earned as a fucking cubicle slave.

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  •  Oct 16, 2015

God you are a tool

Jul 28, 2011
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