Education is a Journey

Education is a Journey

Every now and then, I stop to reflect on the journey towards my MSc Fin. I have to say that it has been both challenging and rewarding, and I’m almost sad that it’s coming to an end. On the one hand, I’m looking forward to the new career opportunities that I’m hoping I find with the […]

Peddling Patiently on the Path to Progress

Peddling Patiently on the Path to Progress

OK, so I’m right in the thick of my dissertation research, and I’m now starting to draft my chapters. I really wish I had some reliable contact with my supervisor, but, at this point, I’m going to write that off and keep plugging away. I’m just about to craft my literature review draft from my […]

Coming Down the Home Stretch

Coming Down the Home Stretch

Tick…tick…tick…   Time continues to move, and I continue to inch closer to the finish line. I’m finding the focus to make progress with my dissertation, despite the communication issues I’m having with my supervisor. Honestly, doing the literature review has energized me. I’m rediscovering my passion for finance and my dissertation, and I’m once […]

Allow me to reintroduce myself….again

Allow me to reintroduce myself….again

It seems like it’s been forever since I’ve had any meaningful contact with the university, and I can’t even articulate why. Sure, part of the explanation can be owed to the trials and tribulations of being a distance learning student with no physical connection to the university. However, in addition to that, I think that […]

Next Steps….Maybe

Next Steps….Maybe

As I continue to await my supervisor’s feedback, I can’t help but worry a bit. I recognize that he is likely overwhelmed with a large number of dissertations to supervise, and I’m sure he does have a summer vacation, but I need to know if I can proceed with the change in focus of my […]

Research, Research, Research

Research, Research, Research

While I await my supervisor’s feedback on my questions, I’m continuing to push forward with my research. At this stage, I’m just reading tons of research, and, honestly, I can appreciate the point of doing a dissertation at this point. First, there’s likely no way I would have ever had the discipline to sit and […]

My First Meeting with My Dissertation Supervisor, Sort Of

My First Meeting with My Dissertation Supervisor, Sort Of

OK, that wasn’t quite so bad. Well, sort of.   I had my meeting with my dissertation supervisor today. Unfortunately, because of technical difficulties, we were unable to actually speak by telephone, so we exchanged emails for a while before I was directed to post further questions in Blackboard. While the interaction was brief, I […]

Daunting Dissertation Dr (Prof)

Daunting Dissertation Dr (Prof)

Are we really in the middle of May already? Funny how time flies. I thought I would already be hammering away on my dissertation by now, but, as it my won’t, I have run into some technical difficulties – literally.   Initially, I couldn’t access the module properly in BlackBoard, but after emailing the Distance […]

More Murphy’s Law Mayhem

More Murphy’s Law Mayhem

Murphy’s Law is at it again, ruining my (not-so) well planned scheme to submit my FM paper.   The paper itself is a bit confusing, as it requires a literature review and data analysis. On the surface, that wouldn’t seem to be much of an issue, but I can tell just by a cursory glance […]

Are We in Kansas Yet, Toto?

Are We in Kansas Yet, Toto?

Well now…that wasn’t so bad after all. The FRM exam was tough, but not unreasonable. Actually, I felt like an idiot when I received the exam paper, as roughly 90% of the information I’d spent two days cramming did not appear on the exam. I guess we could say that my risk management strategy was […]

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