The Life and Times of a Simon MBA Student

Sunday, April 24, 2005

Fixed Income

Before coming to school I had very little idea about fixed income products. They seemed like a mystery to me, since I will be dealing with them over the summer I have started learning more and more about them. I can not believe how smart you have to be, to be a real player on WALL STREET. I am starting to wonder if I will be able to survive in this doggy dog world.
From the beginning of the year my main focus was getting an internship in Buy-side Equity research. No I did not think that the job was “sexy”, but rather the competitive environment and risk / reward of such a job clicked with my ambitions. I have landed an IM / Fixed Income internship, and reflecting back I am happy I am doing this, but I wonder if this is really for me? I love the people that will be in my group, but learning about some of the products gives me headaches. Well hopefully everything will turn out for the best …

Thursday, April 07, 2005

nothing new

nothing new has really happend since last quater.. its somewhat routine to be really really busy allthe time.. I have found a great internship which I know I will love over the summer ..

US news MBA rankings just came out and I was surprised to see my choice of school confirmed.. Rochester came at #23... I know thats not great but its better than where it Rochester was a couple of years ago.. I am hoping for us to get in top 15 within a couple of years.. but for now 23 will do..

Well good luck with your summer internship or your application decision...