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1/15/08 6:56 PM
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gokou00
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Edited: 15-Jan-08
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I'm torn about doing a general track or doing the financial track. I have been told that it is better to do an actual track like the financial track because jobs like to see you went the extra mile.
1/20/08 1:46 AM
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Bunnymonster
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Edited: 20-Jan-08
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Agreed, if you want to be employable you should specialise.

If you want to go into academia, feel free to stay generic...
2/14/08 2:40 AM
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Edited: 14-Feb-08
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specializing is key
7/19/08 5:03 AM
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Imagine if you were looking to hire someone to handle large sums of your money.

Both have degrees in Economics and both have good grades from similar schools. The big difference is that candidate A did the general course where he was able to take a lot of classes (including a lot of intro classes) in different subjects, but he never went very deep into any one topic.

Candidate B has an Econ degree with a focus in finance. Candidate B might not have taken as many classes in as many *different* areas as candidate A, but he took far more classes on a single subject (finance) which means he probably took more difficult courses that were more challenging and more intellectually demanding.


A friend of mine is actually trying to work his way into finance (actually mathematical finance) and from what he has told me, employers want as much specialization as possible (as well as grad degree...Ph.D's preferred).

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