Quite often many of my friends tell me "I forgot you're not a US citizen". Admittedly when I get all wrapped up in the excitement of the US election and the race between my man Barack and Hillary, sometimes even I forget that I'm Canadian. But the fact is like many students from abroad, I'm here at Yale on an F1 Student Visa. Even though Canada is right next door, I'm not an American citizen and consequently, need to think about things like immigration and work authorization after I graduate from Yale SOM.
Well, I'm dreaming, suggestively. Really, this is the bitter nub of the year. I have decided to walk to school every day this week, to save the earth one step at a time (and also because my car needs an oil change). Blustering along the 25 minute walk, I keep reminding myself that when I return from Spring Break, it will be spring in New Haven. Then I notice the small green-yellow shoots pushing through the hard soil. It's official, my favorite core class this term is, unexpectedly--State and Society.
Congratulations and thank you to Deep, who was gracious enough to bring in two sheet cakes to share with us in celebration of his McKinsey offer. That makes 5 McKinsey offers so far. Not bad for a class of 207! I'm a fan of job offer celebrations. Keep them coming!
Alas, soon I shall be re-entering the “real” world. While it will be nice to move toward becoming solvent again, but I will definitely miss this rarified atmosphere. I have been enjoying my courses even more this year. I decided to immerse myself in finance, and I have been loving it. Now if only I can find some means by which to turn that love into a series of bullet points on my resume...
It is hard to believe that my time here is almost ¾’s over.
It's been a while since my last post. You could say that even if you do have your job situation figured out there are still plenty of ways to keep yourself busy here at SOM. Surprisingly, most of my time is probably spent working on things that aren't directly related to class - a sharp contrast to last year when we spent almost all our time on coursework and attending corporate presentations. So what's been keeping me busy? Everything else.
Wow this post has been a long time coming as I haven't really had any updates since the end of last year even though there has been a lot to talk about. Tonight is actually one of the freer nights that I've had since we've been back. I didn't think that "Senior Year" was supposed to be so busy. Well I finally had knee surgery during the end of August, getting a full reconstruction of my right ACL. I am 10 weeks post-surgery and am feeling really fantastic (almost too fantastic). I am in rehab twice a week and my strength is finally starting to come back.
Oh hello again. It seems I've fallen into the habit of allowing multiple weeks to pass by before posting an update, but given the posting frequency of many of my fellow bloggers (i.e. zero posts since my last post in September), I attribute the lack of updates to the simple but undeniable fact - things at school are keeping us all very busy. Things like planning a job trek for the Economic Development Club. Or trying to get speakers to come to a Philanthropy conference happening later in November. Or responding to prospective students over email.
Oh hello readers. So after a faux press release sent to many of my fellow Yale SOM classmates from fellow blogger Paul that I had retired from the blog scene I decided it was time to dust off my blogging accounts and get busy updating. So what have I been up to this past month? The usual. Fun and games with the study group.
I had prepared this write-up for the finance club. Thought of posting it here as well. Day in the life of S&P Summer Associate, Global CDO and Derivatives Group. 8:30 AM - Read WSJ on the way to office. For summer of 2007, might help to be selective in reading stories about CDOs and RMBS. Sometimes you happen to know a little bit more than what is reported in the newspapers. 9:00 AM to 10:00 AM - Fill in the remaining portions of the RAMP (Document summarizing the deal you are working on, typically it’s about 15 pages).