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What We Keep Hidden

  There is a part of each of us that we seek to keep hidden from the world. We have learned, over time, to put up our own walls, whether it be outward confidence, cool detachedness, or bright smiles. For these walls allow us to keep at bay what we know from experience can hurt

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The Balancing Act – Marriage and MBA

While boarding the flight from Kansas City to Philadelphia to start my MBA, I was anxious as well as excited. For the first time in my life I was going to live all by myself. For 26 years, I had lived with my parents in India and my move to the U.S. came with getting

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MBA and Beyond

Had I been asked what I anticipated my MBA experience would be like two years ago, I’d have answered that it is all about finding a new job. Now upon graduation, I know that it was more about taking a step back from my career-oriented life and reflecting myself in various dimensions. I have to

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How to Reflect on Your MBA

Valuation is a popular topic within Huntsman Hall. In just two years, I’ve been exposed to any number of techniques to derive a value for any number of things. But, for all the formal education we have on the subject, valuation is as much an art as it is a science. In many instances it

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It’s a Long Road, So Enjoy the Ride

July 26, 2016 was probably the most horrific day of my life.  At 7:00 am I was at my desk reading new fixed income issuances, acquisition activity, and investor presentations.  Working at a mutual fund on the West Coast meant daily 8:00 am morning meetings to discuss recent market moves.  After our meeting, I sat

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The New Wharton Frontier

There is no denying that The Wharton School is a fantastic place, not only to go to school but to be from as an alumnus.  There is also no denying that most certainly that our school has the reputation as “the finance school” and “the quant school.”  We pride ourselves on our ability to critically

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Greenhouse Flower and Diversity

Two years ago, when I started Wharton, I knew I was heading into an adventure. I was both excited and nervous since I had never spent more than four months outside of China. And while I expected to grow academically and professionally, the most important lesson that I’d learn would not be related to either.

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How to Explain Business School to Your Parents

Over the past two years, we’ve developed a rich vocabulary to describe our two years of learning here at The Wharton School of Business. Yes, this vocabulary is predominantly made up of acronyms—MGEC, NPV, SSF, GIP, DCF, DFMO—but this new lexicon will serve us well outside of Philadelphia. (I’ve heard that BCG consultants have whole

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Looking Back at First Year

What has been your best and worst moments of your first year? Sara Leitner: Best: Working with all my amazing classmates, getting to know them and learning about what they are passionate about! I’m blown away by the excitement and commitment our class has to making things happen.  Worst: Probably the stress of recruiting. It’s

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