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MBA Candidate, Certified Financial Planner™
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Wharton's initiatives are great! I look forward to hearing more about the KWHS program!
Philadelphia high school students -- winners of the Social Media Entrepreneurship Competition sponsored by Knowledge@Wharton High School -- will participate in "leadership day" on campus this weekend.

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"Entrepreneurs create what they want to create!" :) We live in a beautiful time where those who want to do something great can go after it! 
WSJ’s Private Equity Beat covers the 18th Annual Columbia Business School Private Equity & Venture Capital Conference’s morning keynote address by Joseph L. Rice III, Chairman & Co-founder of Clayton, Dubilier & Rice and David Rubenstein, Co-founder & Managing Director of The Carlyle Group.

An expert from one of the WSJ stories is below –

"Speaking to a crowd of MBA hopefuls, Rubenstein’s comments drew more than a few laughs as he talked about how he defied his parents’ wishes for him to become a dentist.

But Rubenstein focused much of his remarks on entrepreneurship, as did Rice, co-founder and chairman of fellow buyout shop Clayton Dubilier & Rice. When asked whether one can create a Carlyle Group or CD&R today, both men encouraged future MBAs to try their hands at starting new ventures, be they private equity shops, hedge funds, real estate firms or other types of firms."

Here’s a link to another story from WSJ about the conference – http://blogs.wsj.com/privateequity/2012/02/03/cdr-not-every-private-equity-firm-wants-to-go-public/

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Thanks for taking the time to share your experiences with us, Lindsay. I'm sure you will do well in your interviews! Best of luck to you! 
Wharton MBA student Lindsay Miller writes in BusinessWeek about her first semester at Wharton, highlighting what she sees as the three pillars of business school life: social, academic, and recruiting activities. "Overall, I've loved my first semester at Wharton," Miller writes. "I can't believe how seamless the transition back to school in a new city with new people has been."

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I picked up a few tips from reading this article. Thanks for sharing! 
You have a great idea, but are struggling to find the funding to see it through. Here's an insight into the psychology and tactics used by entrepreneurs who win that golden ticket. Blog on Bloomberg by Assistant Professor Benjamin Hallen.

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Great story! Persistence pays off - To the tune of $75M :)
Business Insider explains how former Wharton student and Milo co-founder Jack Abraham sold his startup to eBay for $75 million after less than two years.

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Insightful article. Thanks for sharing, Booth! I am actually thankful to have graduated in 2007 into a tough economy. The challenges my classmates and I have faced have made some of us stronger. We've had to go out and make our own opportunities; I think this initiative will continue to serve us well now and long into the future!

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Planning to complete all my campus visits in early April! My friends in NY tell me great things about Columbia Business School.
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