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hi my name is rick lee i will be 
attending harvard university in the fall

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concentrating in economics with a secondary in 
psychology and i was a part of jumpstart last year

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jumpstart was a truly immersive program 
that threw you headfirst into one of the

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largest multinational investment banks and 
financial service companies in the world i

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mean it was a dream come true for anyone 
who wants to learn more about the finance

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sector or just business in general i highly 
encourage all seniors to apply because you

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not only learn so much but you get to connect 
with real corporate professionals and learn

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what it’s like to work from inside you can hear 
everything you want from the internet or the

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news or your relatives but until you’re really in 
that experience you don’t know the truth behind it

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so morgan stanley jumpstart was 
the perfect opportunity to learn

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everything you ever wanted to know about the 
finance world and what it takes to go into

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it you got to meet real corporate professionals 
and really learn from the inside out what morgan

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stanley is what they do and what you could expect 
to see if you were to pursue a financial career

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it’s different from uh you know watching 
youtube videos or reading news um or hearing

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about it from your uncle because you’re talking 
to current professionals that quite frankly are

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not that much older than uh we are so it’s it’s 
really cool to be able to talk to someone who

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gets it from you know your perspective and 
can tell you what it really is all about

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the most notable topics i 
remember um were a lesson on eq

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a lesson on morgan stanley itself 
and all the divisions within

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a lesson on the finance sector in general and 
the all the different ways you can get into it

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my favorite topic was by far the capstone project 
and even though it wasn’t directly taught to us

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all the information that we needed to know it was 
really interesting kind of piece it together with

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my team the capstone project was definitely the 
best experience of the program because it was

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really satisfying to learn all these new terms 
by yourself and even though we got brief intros

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in slideshow presentations when you’re actually 
doing the project um every member of our team had

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to come together and piece exactly what every 
word meant and we had to make it into a fluid

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product so the capstone project for our year was

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structuring diversity inclusion firms in a 
syndicate structure um for a multi-billion dollar

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deal that was offered in march um between 
morgan stanley and verizon but it just felt

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so cool to be able to have your own agency and in 
deciding how you wanted to tackle it and there was

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honestly not a straightforward set of 
instructions because they really wanted to give us

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room to just do our own thing and work as a 
team and you know use our creative juices to

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figure everything out um and in the end you know 
my team did pretty well but it was definitely a

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really really cool experience because it’s 
not something you learn in school at all

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the word i would use to describe my jumpstart 
experience is invigorating because sometimes

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you were lost and you know had to catch up really 
fast a rapid google search on the window over um

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and sometimes you knew exactly what was going on 
but the entire time you just felt really excited

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because you were in taking a lot of information 
that again you just would not learn anywhere else

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you