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Hello there! I know it has been a while since my last post... I feel like I say that every post, unfortunately. Since my last update, several wonderful things have happened at Fisher!
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It's less than 24 hours until we get on that plane to Wake Forest. I hope my body can handle two straight days with no sleep on nuts, berries, vegetables, protein bars and water. There's a feeling of anticipation and excitement that I haven't had since the day before last year's Put-In-Bay trip.
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Last Friday (January 29th) and Saturday we had the 1st year MBA case competition. We had a lot of fun and it was a great opportunity for us to apply the presentation and case analysis skills that we have been learning in class. First, let me introduce my team. My team was created last quarter when we registered for the case competition. Strategically, it is best for the four team members to have a balanced background. I contacted a few of my classmates with different concentrations and formed a team with Sharon Hsu, Erik-Ray Palomar, and Bharat Deore.
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Last Friday was the Internal Case Competition for the 2011 MBA class.  Since I am trying to broaden my MBA experience and hone my public speaking skills, I decided to take part in the competition.  My team was comprised of three other first year students: Emily Bae, Joseph Lopez, and Chris Kessler.  The case was on Microsoft (circa November 2008.)  At the time their search engine, msn.com, was a distant third to Yahoo! and the behemoth Google.  We were asked to conduct analysis