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Hello there, My name is Brett Hornung and I am a Specialized Master in Finance Candidate at Fisher, with a focus on Corporate Finance. I am one of the Graduate Ambassadors this year for the SMF program and will be blogging throughout the year to give you all some insight into what goes on in the world of an SMF student. In the meantime, here is my story.
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For the last couple of weeks, I have had to be "on guard" against the temptations to shirk (Thank you, Prof. Chuck S. ) my graduate student responsibilities.  For the most part, the weather has been cooperative at best -- cooperatively trying to lure me into postponing some of my final papers and presentations in order to indulge in some short-term fun in the sun now that the swimming pool at my apartment building is open :/ Amidst all the lures of life, the last two weeks have sweetly and politely reminded me of this one thing:  I am not done...yet.
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So I just completed my first week as a grad student (CRAZY!) and, my oh my, it  has been different from my typical first day of school in college.  I did my undergraduate career at Ohio State and the first day of fall quarter always starts on Wednesday (well, it does while OSU is still have the quarter system).  I normally only had class 2-3 days of week, so basically the first week of class meant "Syllabus Week," aka not even buying books until the following Monday.