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post #27286 of 46018
Well, my mortgage is less than my rent was, plus I never want to live anywhere else. Being a full time student again sounds miserable. Plus housing market was down, rates were low. Good investment in NYC real estate if you ask me. Also, when you are used to a pretty damn good salary quitting working to go to school sounds stupid especially when the company is paying for it.
post #27287 of 46018
I think sometimes people get concerned about freedoms that are not really there and prisons that seem to lack bars.
post #27288 of 46018
Fair enough -- all the variables in your particular situation lined up pretty well, but the most important variable I think is your willingness to live in NYC for a considerable period of time. I envision myself moving all over the country over the next decade, so a mortgage would be a royal PITA for me.. no doubt about it.

Also, being a full time student after 4-5 years of hard work sounds VERY appealing to me. It gives you a break.
post #27289 of 46018
Be honest, you all want to go back to school just to leer at coeds.

No judgments, I occasionally adjunct at the community college for exactly that reason.
post #27290 of 46018
Once thing I notice is people with a lot of degrees coming into my company are largely useless because A. They have no experience and B. They don't want to do actual work, that is why they delayed getting a job so long.
post #27291 of 46018
one of my roomates in college had a BS in math, MA in math, and was finishing his PhD in math. After the PhD, he decided to go to law school.
post #27292 of 46018
$1,000,000 in debt.
post #27293 of 46018
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Originally Posted by gomestar View Post

maybe they want to be traders

I feel like it's usually the other way.

The prop traders use it to escape from trading. Trading that way teaches you absolutely zero skills except for how to trade (which is why a lot of the floor traders didn't used to be dudes from top schools...and often still are athletes with a competitive element and quick "go left or go right" style decision making). I know that my friends who went straight in to trading have learned little besides how to sit behind 7 monitors while clicking buttons. They don't have work that can follow them home and they aren't used to working on projects--basically it is production line style work. Instead of clocking in, they wait for the market to open, and hammer out their strategies until the bell rings.

Going in for an MBA (with an internship sandwiched in the middle) helps you move into a traditional job since it gets you back to writing, working with ideas, and focusing on things that take days or weeks of effort (and often team effort) to complete.
post #27294 of 46018
it does work both ways, at least from what I've seen.
post #27295 of 46018
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Don't even know what day of the week it is.
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Same here - great feeling isn't it. I don't know and don't care. icon_gu_b_slayer[1].gif
post #27296 of 46018
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Originally Posted by patrickBOOTH View Post

Once thing I notice is people with a lot of degrees coming into my company are largely useless because A. They have no experience and B. They don't want to do actual work, that is why they delayed getting a job so long.


Do you know my cousin, he is 31 and he has never had a real job and he is currently studying international business with focus on deal closure.

I think there's something between no chance in hell and when pigs fly after hell has frozen over, that he will ever get a job in that field.
post #27297 of 46018
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Originally Posted by Find Finn View Post

Do you know my cousin, he is 31 and he has never had a real job and he is currently studying international business with focus on deal closure.
I think there's something between no chance in hell and when pigs fly after hell has frozen over, that he will ever get a job in that field.
What the fuck is deal closure? I,m in international deal closure. I started selling when I was a kid, and I got a reputation for closing deals. How do you study 'deal closure'?
post #27298 of 46018
Who ever thought of and sold that course is a master deal closer, bravo.
post #27299 of 46018

Perhaps something to do with all the legal and bureaucratic loops one is required to jump through in international business?
 

post #27300 of 46018
A lot of my contemporaries at the new job have MPAs but many of the managers do not. Several have said that it's not at all necessary and it's all about on-the-job learning, while several say the exact inverse. I think patrick & I are caught between that...our generation is sort of the guinea pig for this whole notion of masters degrees being essential.

I think it's unnecessary for many but I know I'll end up getting one sooner rather than later. Whatever. Welcome to life.
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