New York Times Student Journeys

New York Times Student Journeys

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my name is molly i’m a senior in pennsylvania

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it’s called the new york times student journeys um

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i did it the summer after my freshman year i 
went on a trip to oxford to study journalism

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the summer after my sophomore year i went 
to silicon valley and south korea to study

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technology and entrepreneurship so new york times 
student journey freshman year we went to oxford

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for i forget if it was two or three weeks um 
and we were like living in like one of like the

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houses for one of the colleges there i’m not 
exactly sure how school works in england but um

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uh there i forget how many of us us there were 
two because there were like two other programs

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also with us like we were the journalism group 
but there was also i think some sort of media

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one and then there was like an international 
relations group there too so i’m not exactly

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sure how many kids were there it was like a lot it 
was probably like 75 um and it was really fun we

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would like tour on oxford and like the whole draw 
of the program is like they bring professionals

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from new york times with you to like teach you 
stuff so like we had a professional journalist

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with us like teaching us journalism tactics we 
were like going out like interviewing locals

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or like we also did a lot of just like cultural 
stuff we went to stonehenge um we went to london

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for the day um things like that it was like we 
are like at the end of the program we had like a

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culminating final project you had a lot of freedom 
with that um you just had read an article of some

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sort because there’s journalism um so i did 
like an op-ed on like who art belongs to and

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they actually they got me an interview with like 
the curator of one of the museums there which is

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really cool so there’s a lot of support 
for like whatever project you want to do

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um and then in my sophomore year once i like got 
into computer science they had one where you went

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to silicon valley for a week like five days or 
something and then you fly to south korea like

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seoul for like seven or eight days so it was like 
two or three weeks total um and that was super fun

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um they also had like a professional journalist 
from new york times there who we had like lectures

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from talking about i think we were talking about 
like technology growth in china and south korea um

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but other than that we were visiting museums and 
like tech companies um we went to like i think we

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were supposed to go to facebook but we couldn’t 
because i had like a security breach but we went

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to google we went to all these ai companies of 
the samsung went to all these museums um and

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then also just like cultural stuff um we went 
to golden gate bridge south korea was super fun

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the new york times basically has all these student 
journeys and i think they offer like 15 of them

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every year and they off like a different theme 
so like the one that i did my freshman year was

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focused on journalism specifically and like how 
to be a journalist but then they have ones that

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you go to like switzerland and do like science or 
they have ones where you go to like texas and do i

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don’t know there’s like a lot there’s ones in like 
fashion and like milan like they have they’re all

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like themed around a specific thing so like the 
people with us were not like computer scientists

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they most of them are like journalists who focus 
on technology so we weren’t actually learning how

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to do computer science we were learning about 
like computer science and tech and it’s like

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impacting like the greater world so it was more 
of like it was just like the theme for the trip

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for the the new york times one i think 
honestly the journalism was a long time

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ago so i don’t remember a lot but 
i think like the best part was just

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being there like getting to travel to oxford and 
like live there and like experience just like

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walking around the street there because it’s like 
like a college town so it’s super cute and fun

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the worst part was the food wasn’t great 
like at the house itself like the breakfast

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was terrible and like especially if you 
have like food and like sensitivities

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they have stuff but there’s like i ended up 
eating a lot of granola bars that i brought

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um i’m like a picky eater though too and i have 
like some food issues but we did get to go out to

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a lot of like nice dinners to like get different 
food but the food at the house itself is not great

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i mean the best part was the people there i like

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ended up making a ton of friends 
that i’m still friends with today

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the worst part i mean the flight was pretty 
bad it was like a super long flight to get from

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san francisco to south korea um and then it 
wasn’t exactly what i thought it was going

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to be like i kind of was under the impression 
we’d be like doing a lot more computer science

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or like doing technology like stuff 
but it’s more like learning about it

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like in context of learning the 
history or learning about like

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like startups and growth and things like that so 
it wasn’t as like educational as i thought it was

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going to be as more cultural but like that it was 
fun it was like more like a vacation type trip

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i don’t know how like selective they are 
in terms of the application like i know

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there’s an application you need teacher 
rex and stuff but i don’t think you

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i don’t remember if you have to write an 
essay or anything and i know like my friend

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he he was trying to get into his math program that 
summer and he didn’t get in and i was like hey i’m

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doing this like tech program thing you should 
apply and he applied like last minute and got in

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so i don’t know exactly how difficult it is to get 
into their programs especially that one was brand

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new too so i don’t think they’re that that many 
people trying to get into that one but um i don’t

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i don’t exactly know how like selective they are 
i think for the new york times one i honestly just

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can’t remember how complicated the application 
was but i don’t remember writing essays for it

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so i think my my recommendation would be just like 
pick good i know you have smitty direct so i think

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pick teachers who can just speak well about who 
you are as a person like your interest like i know

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when i applied to the tech one i had my computer 
science teacher write my rack and when i applied

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to the the journalism when i had my english 
teacher write my rack so like pick teachers who

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you know can like speak well to you as a person 
because they don’t look at that much of your stuff

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if those are places that you want to visit like 
it’s worth the money i love england and i always

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wanted to go to oxford and like stonehenge and 
stuff like that so it was kind of like i was

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getting like the educational access aspect of the 
program and like the new york times people plus

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like traveling somewhere i wanted to be and like 
same with the south korea one so i think if like

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those are places that you wanted to go i 
think it it helps like make it worth value

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Management and Technology Summer Institute (M&TSI)

Management and Technology Summer Institute (M&TSI)

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my name is molly i’m a senior in pennsylvania

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i did m&tsi the summer after my junior year 
and that was virtual so it wasn’t like the

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real experience um which was unfortunate because 
like i wanted to live at penn for three weeks

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but it was virtual which meant we were like on 
we had classes from like 10 a.m est to like 4 p.m

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est which is like a long time on your computer 
um and we had a lot of homework we had like

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four hours of homework every night like 75 pages 
of reading because it’s like a college credit

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in like three weeks so it’s like a semester 
class in three weeks which is like a lot

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but it was really really cool um they had like 
two penn professors professor babin from warden

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and professor delhi walla from engineering 
they were there and they like taught we had

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like engineering lessons in the morning and then 
they just gave us like arduinos to use um and then

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in the afternoon we had like entrepreneurship 
lessons from um professor babin and then we like

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we would do like social stuff at night like over 
zoom to try to like bond with each other the whole

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time we were working on like a final project which 
is like a really intensive like you basically

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created like a prod a product and like like have 
a business plan and everything and then um they

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also brought in all these like professors or like 
alums from m t or to come speak with you and then

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you had like a ta who’s like a current m&t 
student so there’s like a ton of support and

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just everyone’s like happy to answer questions 
so that was really good experience i just wish

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best was um just like getting access to all these 
professors and like they would answer any of your

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questions and they would like give you like you 
would say every day after class professor babin

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would like stay on for like an hour and you could 
talk about like whatever you want to talk about

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like whatever questions you had which is really 
cool because like he’s a professional in like

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the business world and he knows so much um and 
just everyone was so nice like the tas were so

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helpful and like my ta texted me when i got 
into m&t and he was like congratulations and

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he like walked me around penn a few weeks ago 
so just like the people there was really great

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the worst part of mpsi was definitely like the 
homework there’s a lot of homework it’d be like

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75 pages of reading at night which is like way 
too much for the summer um and also just like

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being virtual but that was just like this 
year so that’s not like for the future

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i mean the big thing with m&tsi i was just like 
being virtual and i was just not expecting i mean

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we found out about that i think like when i got in 
and like i forget it was like march or something

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it’s like i knew it was going to 
be virtual but like i didn’t know

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that like we wouldn’t get to do like 
the same engineering labs that like

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they normally get to do because like 
obviously we didn’t have access to the

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resources and then i didn’t know it 
was going to be as much work as it was

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but i mean it makes sense like looking back given 
that it’s like a college class in three weeks

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and for my project um my group and i our 
company was called notify um and we created

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a smart availability light for work from 
home professionals so basically like

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you stick it to the door like your home 
office or whatever room you’re working in

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and it like syncs with your calendar or like 
your zoom or whatever and it like would light

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up if you’re busy you’re like in a meeting so 
like if your kids know not to interrupt you

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and we like had a working prototype which was 
pretty cool um it was just i didn’t build it

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someone else built it because like we weren’t all 
together which was definitely hard but it was cool

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i know m tsi is like fairly selective um and i 
found that because i wanted to go to m t and i

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also know that like kids who do it have a higher 
chance of getting into m&t that application was

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like pretty intense it was like an essay and like 
a video pick good teachers to write your racks um

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i had my computer science teacher i think my 
english teacher to kind of cover the like tech

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and business and then i think just be creative 
with your video there was a day where the tas at

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the end like roasted all the kids like they found 
all their all of our videos and like roasted us

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and they played them in front of everyone and some 
people like people are really creative with their

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videos which i think is like that would be what 
i recommend like i didn’t want to sit in front of

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the camera and just say like hi my name is molly 
and i just like list all like my extracurriculars

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so i like what i did is i had my computer 
science teacher i like staged an interview

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between him like where he was interviewing 
me but like obviously it was like scripted

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but i think just like there was a kid who’s like 
playing a saxophone in his video and there was a

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kid who did his whole videos like a rap like i 
think it’s that help because like the i i’m not

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an admissions officer like they have to watch so 
many of those videos and like it’s only a minute

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and 30 seconds and you want to try to get as much 
of your character through the video as possible

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like they’re already seeing like other stuff 
about you through your essay so i think just like

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feel free to be creative with your video 
because that’s like how you stand out

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my experience was unique because of virtual 
um and like i think i i don’t remember if

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they they made it any cheaper because it 
was virtual i think it was cheaper because

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we didn’t pay for like food or housing or 
anything but it was very expensive for me

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like the outcome was like worth it just because 
it was like a college course and it was learning

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all this information and then also it would 
like give me a little bit of a boost for

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like my college application so i think 
it’s like a situational kind of thing

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Morgan Stanley JumpStart Scholars in Finance

Morgan Stanley JumpStart Scholars in Finance

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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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Bank of America Student Leaders

Bank of America Student Leaders

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so hi i’m becca i’m becca rebecca stern i’m 
a senior and i’m from melbourne pennsylvania

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so about 45 minutes outside of philly 
so i did the bank of america student

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leaders program i was one of the five 
philadelphia student leaders and it was

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from june until right up to the end of july so in 
about july 31st and it was virtual unfortunately

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my experience with think of america i can only 
speak on the virtual one because i know the

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in-person one is obviously really different 
and something i know there’s a lot of great

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qualities of that especially like that one 
week summit that i was really excited about

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that i think students should know that that is 
there and that is an amazing opportunity and

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definitely like a hallmark of the program i just 
didn’t experience it um so for me i think the

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biggest things i took away were the importance of 
having these diverse perspectives and when you’re

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trying to solve issues actually talking to the 
people experiencing them which seems very basic

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but i think a lot of people don’t do that um so 
especially again are some that we were able to

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we were talking about like food insecurity and and 
these different like issues and should food stamps

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be able to be used at all grocery stores should 
they only be confined to certain ones and then

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we had a student leader who could talk about like 
what she’s experienced in her own community and

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what she thought and that definitely changed how 
i thought i’m like well what right do i have to

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hypothetically think about it when i’m hearing 
it like in reality from someone and that’s not an

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experience i would have ever gotten in any other 
situation we also had some really great speakers

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um watch some really cool documentaries about like 
prisons about um mentorship there’s a big emphasis

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on mentorship and i think i just learned a lot 
also how to work in like a workspace virtually and

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it helped prepare me a lot for this year and how 
to run my meetings more efficiently um and just

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how to work in a non-profit that’s that’s much 
larger scale than anything i’ve done on my own

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it was philadelphia youth network so it 
connects youth in philadelphia to paid

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employment opportunities mostly for the summer 
so their main program is the work ready program

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which is really awesome

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definitely rough um so the there were 
five st leaders in my group and we did

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like it to know each other a little bit 
not a lot um i know like in the past

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i think people should know like i think there was 
like a phillies game that big america paid for all

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of us to go to we obviously got a t-shirt this 
year not a phillies game not the same thing but

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i guess kind of close um and there’s usually 
that one week summit in in washington dc all

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expense paid where you get paired with other 
student leaders i did get to know the other

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students a little bit like through my college 
process um i have become friends with like

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i’ve kept in contact with a few not so much the 
ones from like my region actually some of the

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ones from like other regions um and that’s 
been cool to have that opportunity like to

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like if i’m applying for for washu like there’s 
this program that me and another finalist for me

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really talking about it so it’s nice to have that 
kind of like when you’re going to college maybe

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be able to have that that like connection um but 
i wouldn’t say that like the virtual experience

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was definitely more difficult than if to get close 
and if we were doing like our regular nine to five

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like 30 40 hour work week with each other for 
eight weeks obviously it’s not the same amount

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of closeness you would get but i would say it’s 
still a really positive experience i loved the

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other philly studios we just didn’t get to know 
each other as much as we would have obviously

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they definitely tone it down so i would 
say it was like 10 to 15 hours a week but

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also that compensation included i think 
some of the money that would have been

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spent on like different experiences like that 
that trip to dc which would have been like a

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huge expense for them was folded into like our 
paycheck rather than being like separate um so

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yeah we we did it for it was like probably some 
weeks it was like five hours and it was like 15

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if there were a lot of other events we did have 
like a two day three hours each day summit i think

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i think that was the timing but it was two days um 
but yeah it was pretty it was not super draining

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in terms of like the amount of work we got 
or anything one of the other student leaders

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actually um her name’s nia she’s going to 
harvard for she was in my in my class um

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was able to do another program at the same 
time like she did both and they were both like

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paid internship opportunities so i think she 
was really able to take advantage of that

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um to to do both so definitely you you 
could but normally you would not be able to

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so two things one is because we didn’t have as 
many inference experiences obviously it was really

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great being able to have like a paying job during 
the summer because i usually do things like in

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person like i babysit or tutor i wasn’t able to 
do that this summer so being able to have that

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opportunity and in such like a great environment 
was awesome um they also took care of the student

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leaders really well we got like a laptop too um 
so i think bank of america like their support

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of us was amazing like everyone was so kind and 
like gracious with their time i met with like our

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market leader a couple times everyone at pyn was 
like amazing and so nice um so i think like the

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community both like bank of america philadelphia 
networking and the other student leaders

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like that was my thing my favorite part about bank 
of america specifically is that it isn’t actually

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academic space i mean i think a lot of the kids 
in it tend to be like high achievers in all areas

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but um the program itself does not take like any 
transcripts any like sat scores they really just

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want kids who are like care about their community 
in like a genuine way um each student leader in my

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district was very different different interests 
like different like things they were passionate

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about i don’t think scholastically or i don’t 
think we were all like we didn’t remember like

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obviously to talk about like oh what are your 
grades um but i don’t i don’t think that like

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i think in my experience working like looking 
at all like 300 student leaders like i think

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there was a like a nice range so it wasn’t 
so focused on like you must have a 1600 sat

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score to be in this you know but everyone i met 
was obviously super smart and super passionate

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some of the like the webinars just weren’t 
super engaging because like it just

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it wasn’t what it was supposed to 
be so i don’t think we were able to

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like learn as much as it would have been like as a 
live speaker experience um but i think any of like

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the bad parts of the program honestly like were 
just because it was virtual like i i think like

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i will go to my grave saying that this is 
like the best summer program for any student

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like it’s you literally get paid to do it and 
it’s like this amazing job you become part of

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this amazing community it’s i think incredible so 
the only bad things i think are like basically it

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being virtual and not being able to have the same 
in-person experiences like the summit was kind of

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a little a little choppy um just it was like a 
deliberative platform was a little bit tough to

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have a really engaging discussion with um but i 
think they put so much effort and work into it

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that like we appreciated it it just 
wasn’t obviously what it could have been

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i love bank of america and i thought it was like 
the coolest thing ever and it was like the best

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fit for me in terms of what i was interested 
in i was also interested in business and like

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specifically social entrepreneurship i also didn’t 
want to pay for a program so i definitely limited

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my options a little bit i just thought it was one 
it was paying you instead of you paying them which

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is always a plus um i think the financial aspect 
of summer programs is honestly super important

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because i don’t like i i think the obviously like 
the pen ones aren’t like that but there are a lot

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like you have to pay a couple thousand dollars 
for it and especially when it’s virtual like

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no um so i thought bank of america like it was a 
great experience they really support the students

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super well um and they genuinely just like are 
trying to invest in you as a student leader

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not trying to get anything in return 
like it wasn’t like they’re like pledging

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like that you’re gonna work there one day or you 
know anything like that it was just like a great

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program and i spoke to other people who were in it 
um a student from my school was in like five years

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ago and he had like nothing but good things to 
say about it and i was super hyped when i got in

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they really just like want people who are 
passionate about something it doesn’t really

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matter what like every single one of my 
other visual leaders in my in my like group

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were so different like different interests like 
different passions i think as a group itself like

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we were really diverse in in every way um which 
was really awesome i don’t think it’s a way to

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like game the application really um i think you 
just have to show that you really care about your

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community and like you’re you’re trying to create 
positive change and you could really benefit from

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the program um and that’s basically it um i think 
it’s a pretty selective program i think from my

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philly it was like 5 out of 70 maybe 
and then for other other districts

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i know like for like i think miami 
beats miami it was like 500 like 300

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like it it like varies so um some some require 
interviews we don’t require an interview in philly

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um it just like depends so just shoot your 
shot and you know see what happens if you

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get it great if you don’t you’ll find 
something else that will be a better fit

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you

Economics for Leaders (EFL)

Economics for Leaders (EFL)

Transcript

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i’m anusha valeri i’m a senior so i’m in 12th 
grade i did a program called economics for leaders

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during the summer of 2019 for one week

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economics for leaders was half economics 
and half leadership so in the beginning of

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the days we would have economic macroeconomics 
classes um from a professor and then the second

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half of the day would be like leadership 
activities um which are basically just like

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activities you would do in a resort or something 
like that where you kind of do group activities to

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gain to like foster trust among students for 
example like there was this really long jump

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rope like a 50 foot long jump rope and we were 
supposed to all jump over it at the same time

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and it took like hours for us to do so that was 
a fun that was the fun part of the day and then

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the economics was the educational part of the day 
economics for leaders the social life i mean some

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people really enjoyed it and made a lot of great 
friends and i did make a couple friends but i

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think because it was only one week long it was 
harder for me to like really find a good group

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of friends and like get to know people really 
well um and by the way economics for leaders was

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at cornell on the cornell campus so the housing 
was really good the food was pretty good as well

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i’d say the best part was the leadership 
activity portion of the day that was really

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something that i’ve never really been exposed 
to before and it was really fun to get to see

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how all of us work together people that 
didn’t necessarily know each other at all

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the most negative part of it i’d 
say was this might have been a

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personal experience but i found it 
really hard to make good friends

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i was expecting it to be honestly mostly 
economics like i didn’t really even know

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about the leadership activities at this camp 
that wasn’t information that was available

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on the website or online and so i went into it 
thinking it was just going to be economics and

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then it turned out that it was like only half 
of economics and the most significant part for

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me was not the economics part so it turned out 
well but i really wasn’t expecting that at all

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i think they’re really good with scholarships 
so while i think the original price for one

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week i think it it’s extremely overpriced 
and really unaffordable for like majority

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the country by the way international people come 
to economics for leaders as well so overpriced for

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them so i’d recommend applying for scholarships if 
you can but yeah completely unaffordable otherwise

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i think december or january because there was 
a scholarship that you got if you applied early

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for economics for leaders i’d say make sure 
to incorporate your leadership skills into

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your essay because i just didn’t know that that 
would be such a significant part of the camp and

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if it is then that should of course be 
reflected on your application so make sure

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to know that you’re a leader or know that you

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want to figure out if you’re a leader 
and reflect that on your application

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you