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06/17/2013

Reflections on the MFin Program

With graduation more than one week behind us, I would like to reflect on my past year in the MFin Program.  I would describe my experience as formational, inspirational, and hands-on.  One of the things that surprised me most over the year was how many opportunities there were to connect with other students.  The C-Functions (social gatherings about every two weeks) were a great opportunity to meet students outside the MFin program including students from the MBA, LGO, and MSMS programs.  I was also blown away by the number of business plan competitions and hackathons that took place over the course of the year.  If you have a business idea, there is an abundance of resources to bring it to fruition. 

One of the reasons I chose the MFin Program at MIT Sloan was to learn modern finance from some of the greatest minds in the field.  I was able to experience this through taking Fixed Income from Eric Rosenfeld & Saman Majd, Central Banking from Athanasios Orphanides, and Lifecycle Investing from Robert Merton, all of which were amazing courses.  Looking back, my experience at MIT Sloan greatly exceeded my high expectations for what the year would have in store.  I was incredibly impressed with the caliber of teaching and the extent to which my classmates worked together to overcome challenges.   I wish all the best to the MFin class of 2014!

(below are some photos from the end of the year celebrations)

 

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