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post #51196 of 57256
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While this is probably the case in the US, from what I've seen it isn't the same here. Of course networking matters and recently there's been some articles in the newspapers about girls being worse off because they focus on grades instead of networking, but I also know that grades/being at the top of your class is very important. This is mainly based on job ads and people I personally know, where being at the top of class landed them the best jobs (while probably knowing the right people at the same time).

Also, personally I won't be studying at a business school.

Network is far more important and used than you think, most of the people I deal with, who work in finance all know each other and have worked together previously.

Sorø and herlufsholm are basically giant $30k a year future business networks.

Most nice jobs never get posted, they get filled via network.
post #51197 of 57256

I agree to some point, but I don't believe networking is the only way to get a decent job in finance, which seems more the case in the US. I think networking is valued too highly at a place like CBS, where some people seem to think it's everything. If I just wanted a good network I'd probably just go to CBS, but I believe the education itself and the value of it is important also. Most people working in finance in Denmark get their first relevant job while studying, and their network is in most cases probably not very impressive at this point. I'd assume it mainly consists of fellow students for the majority. Having good grades will however land you the best jobs while studying, and major firms also invite the top students to networking dinners, therefore good grades --> good networking is what I'd argue. A friend of a friend was also able to get a job offering the pay of someone with a master's degree despite only having a bachelor due to simply doing well. Sure, there had to be some networking so the firm heard of the person, but in the end I'd argue it would never have happened to someone doing poorly academically. 

 

Herlufsholm seems like it'd only be suitable for networking if you happen to maintain contact with the people you went with while studying (and they have rich parents/end up doing well). And you'd have to pay me to go to that place :crazy: 

post #51198 of 57256
Decent ≠ nice, I can guarantee you no matter how good your grades are, there are just certain places, where its 100% about who you know.

You don't have to stay in contact per say, the fact that you went to said school is enough for you to get your foot in the door, but if you nurture it you will be able to get a really good job far easier than most other people, there's a reason why danish expats send their kids from HK etc. to Herlufholm and not some swiss or american school.
post #51199 of 57256
Didn't network for shit. Didn't go to any career information sessions or cold call people asking for an "information session" just applied online then interviewed. Fuck tonnes of laws in the UK to prevent nepotism. Im sure once you get in it matters, but at the bottom level still everyones filling in the same bull shit questions and tests. Group I got just emailed everyone at our school an email to send their cv and cover letters to.
post #51200 of 57256
BTW about my job prospects just talked to my boss who's been in the industry since the 80's and he thinks I have a great deal more experience than other people at my level given how much they've gotten me involved in, only thing I don't have is the experience churning deal models at an IBD FT Analyst job.

But I'll let you know how it goes in like 10 months when I start looking for a summer internship.
post #51201 of 57256
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Gregg?





Totally agree re: budgeting.


I know I could be saving a bunch more if I cooked more, but I'm trying to pay dues at my job and get as much out of it as possible. If I spend an hour extra at work a week, I get overtime pay. Just that covers my meals and wash and fold laundry most weeks. It's something I could definitely do without, but work has kicked my ass. I'm also saving about the equivalent of a paycheck a month-ish. And I have a little side business going with the thrifting stuff that covers my clothing expenses. It's a colossal waste of time if you don't enjoy it though, so it's a bit like a hobby for me. If I put that time into my job I'd probably make more but also be totally insane.

What do you do for work?


Also, what field for publication? I've got 2 already, 2 submitted and waiting for journal to get back to us, and this one fucker I'm trying to kick out. If I can have 5-6 things accepted by the time I leave this job, I'll be ecstatic. 4 months left.


I'm really hoping to enjoy some of that time though. I hope I can :/

I'm in higher education. I lecture on writing, public speaking, general EAP and health. I'm working on my first publication (just finished my masters last year) and it's probably going to be on needs analysis and application of a framework for teaching Thai post-secondary students college-level writing.
post #51202 of 57256

had a friend watch me bench and squat today and apparently on the last few reps of any weight for bench, the bar would tilt horizontally forward on the right side, which I kinda knew but didn't think was a big deal. Obv muscle imbalance, weak right shoulder, etc. And on squats my left shoulder would pop up a bit and make that side tilt forward as I come up, which ruins my balance a bit. I'm pretty sure it's my right shoulder that's the main problem but when I do dumbbell sitting shoulder presses, I can do roughly the same amount of reps left and right. Should I just go to a lower weight and start repping for form?

post #51203 of 57256
Honestly you will probably be fine once you get stronger and have more time. If it's an obvious imbalance that affects your day to day then get it checked out, otherwise I feel like these things will work thenselves out with more experience and time under the bar #buzzwords.
post #51204 of 57256
Won a 250k a year contract today fuck yeah.
post #51205 of 57256
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Won a 250k a year contract today fuck yeah.

The Jewess will be proud
post #51206 of 57256
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The Jewess will be proud

The jewess is so rich she belongs to two country clubs, this is meaningless to her.
post #51207 of 57256
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Little bit off topic here but has anyone successfully used paused squats to build strength and stability in the hole? What % of your 1RM did you use?

I use paused squats as a bracing exercise Chris Duffin style

post #51208 of 57256
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My last post-op MRI a few months ago, showed some lingering nerve compression and scar tissue which is to be expected. I had some weird cramping issues on my left leg (which was the side of the issues from the herniation). They're much better now, but I went to see a different surgeon at a different hospital to see what he thought was going on. He basically told me that if I was an athlete he would say I had no restrictions, which is why I tried starting to lift again. He did tell me that the etiology for disc herniations is pretty uncertain, but he personally wouldn't push things that cause low back strain or to do them light with good form.

I wouldn't at all be surprised if I'm just tight as all hell everywhere since I haven't done this stuff often, which is why I was asking for core/mobility exercises to build some more strength and get a bit more flexibility going. 

 

Any soft tissue along the nerve path can cause radiculopathy. This includes any soft tissue that exerts force on the soft tissue along the nerve path. So your whole body can fuck itself in an impossibly large number of ways. 99.9% of radiculopathy are simple spinal alignment issues caused by poor posture/muscle imbalances/weakness or just some nerve being pressed on somewhere while passing through a muscle/etc.

 

Also, is it actually radiculopathy? Or is it referred pain?

 

Get some soft tissue work done. It'll likely sort you out. 


Edited by MGoCrimson - 2/24/15 at 8:08pm
post #51209 of 57256
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Any soft tissue along the nerve path can cause radiculopathy. This includes any soft tissue that exerts force on the soft tissue along the nerve path. So your whole body can fuck itself in an impossibly large number of ways. 99.9% of radiculopathy are simple spinal alignment issues caused by poor posture/muscle imbalances/weakness or just some nerve being pressed on somewhere while passing through a muscle/etc.

 

Also, is it actually radiculopathy? Or is it referred pain?

 

Get some soft tissue work done. It'll likely sort you out. 

 

I'm not terribly worried about it right now since it only happens when seated so it's likely a compression issue somewhere, but discs also are more loaded seated so it could be re-involvement (low % at this point). 

I'm just going to take it easy for a bit, foam roll and lay off from doing squats/dls. I think I need to just come to terms that those days are behind me.

 

And yeah, I think it's radiculopathy. I'm unfortunately familiar with the feeling.

post #51210 of 57256
Radiculopathy is a term reserved for pathology of the nerve roots (radicles) as they exit the spine (subarticular or foraminal, before forming nerve trunks)
Otherwise its a plexopathy/neuropathy if its more peripheral than that
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