My second year is off to an incredibly busy start. Though my class load is not heavy, working on launching Ridacto, being a career coach, and TAing a class together make life pretty crazy.
Below are some of my biggest takeaways from my classes last week:
This is a really challenging class that poses way more questions than it answers. In TAing the class, I'm lucky to hear the varying opinions of my classmates and consider my own viewpoint on how to act in various difficult situations.
This class basically overturns everything taught in traditional finance classes and explains how the "real world" works in terms of actual trading behavior and stock performance results. We're going through the main academic articles in the field over the past 20 years and combining finance with psychology to better understand how people make (and should make) investment decisions.
This class is a very interesting blend between business and law and covers both the theoretical and real-world aspects of "making it rain [not in the club]." We work in teams of 2 business students and 2 law students to dissect unedited deal documents for a different deal each week, varying from financing, to acquisitions, to partnerships in a variety of different industries. I absolutely love being able to see real-world documents and understand how they evolved and see how the negotiations progressed. It's also really neat to hear from the principals of the transactions in each class what it was like from their perspective and what lessons they learned.