- I miss a collegiate environment. To be honest, I didn’t take college too seriously the first time around. I loved learning and I loved hanging out with my classmates, but in terms of professional development… very lacking. I hated team projects, I didn’t do interview practice, I fudged my way through a lot of p-sets, etc. This is a bit of a “do-over” for me.
- It’s an opportunity for a career change. I’m aiming to get a position in investment/wealth management upon graduation; however, given that I took a little deviation from finance (plus the fact that I slept my way through my investments + options & futures classes in undergrad), I’m going to need a little boost from the advanced degree and going through the classes.
- I’ll be in downtown Austin! That means after class, I can just hop a bus and be at Ballet Austin for dance classes. I can do a part-time internship if I absolutely want to. I can fully explore the downtown area, which I didn’t get to do while working at Giant Noise.
- Case studies!!
Classes start mid-July, with intensive courses in Financial Management (probably the equivalent of 15.401) and Valuation (probably like 15.402). Shouldn’t be too hard (good review, at least), and will give me some time to work on career management and getting to know my cohort.