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Posted by: on June 20, 2016

Who’s Head of the River?

Until a few months ago, that question didn’t ring any bell for me, however after being a member of Oriel College Boat Club since September last year, this is now a question I am proud to answer. Before explaining the technicalities of Summer VIIIs or telling my experience rowing for my college, I would like […]

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Posted by: on April 27, 2016

Oxford Exams

Sitting the examinations for the four core courses of the MFE program (Economics, Financial Econometrics, Asset Pricing and Corporate Finance) is one of the toughest challenges I have ever had to face. Precisely for this reason, I know this will be something I will be proud of for the rest of my life. I came […]

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Posted by: on April 6, 2016

The MFE: My personal “Academic” marathon.

I really like being challenged, that was probably the most influential reason of why I decided to apply to the MFE program almost 18 months ago. This was also one of the main reasons of why four years ago I became a marathon runner. Two days ago I ran my fifth full Marathon in Paris, […]

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Posted by: on March 1, 2016

Formal Halls

One of the perks about being an Oxford student is being able to attend formal halls. I must admit, one of my main reasons of choosing Oriel as my college was that it hosts formal halls six days a week. I won’t lie to you, having dinner in a “Harry Potter style” hall while suited […]

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Posted by: on February 15, 2016

The Oxford Union

I won’t lie to you, this whole experience has been surreal, ever since receiving my acceptance letter I’ve had to pinch my arm at least once per week to make sure I am not dreaming; however belonging to a society whose members include previous British PMs and American Presidents is on a whole different level. […]

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Posted by: on November 24, 2015

Two Months on the rollercoaster

The first three weeks here in Oxford (-3rd to 0th week) were an incredible time that I like to think back to now, while in the officially 6th week of the trimester. During daytime we usually had to attend a pretty intense maths and accounting crash course. Still, there was no stress and we would go out […]

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Posted by: on November 18, 2015

Today I woke up at 5:50 am for a rowing session…

Today I woke up at 5:50 am for a rowing session, with Christ Church Regatta taking place next week, the training plans have really increased the intensity in the last couple of days. After the outing was over, I realized that exactly two months ago I arrived to Oxford. In some ways I feel that […]

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Posted by: on July 1, 2015

It really does get better

In the months since my last post, I often looked forward to writing about things getting better, but they just… never did. The times that I felt I wasn’t smart enough to get through this programme, and wanted to give up, are more than I can count. And those times were far darker than I […]

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Posted by: on November 5, 2014

The quest for employment

It’s been a busy couple of weeks to say the least, but I figure that taking some time out to reflect may be a healthy proposition. First things first – forget everything that the absurdly optimistic and theoretical past version of myself may have impressed upon you. The wistful days of blissful anticipation for the […]

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Posted by: on October 15, 2014

There is little time left for petty things like sleep

It’s been 3 weeks now since the MFE pre-course started, and they have really flown by. One of the common messages from the many alums that spoke to us over the first week was to prioritize our time well, but the difficulty of that doesn’t sink in until you’re in the thick of it, figuring […]

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