Postgraduate Study

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 […]

Exam Day is Here – Will I survive?

Exam Day is Here – Will I survive?

Well, the day I’ve been dreading has arrived. I’ve barely slept. I know I haven’t covered everything I needed to in order to prepare for the FRM exam. Yet, in exactly 2 hours, I will be seated in a sterile exam room and be challenged to answer more questions correctly than I answer incorrectly – […]

A.M. – P.M. Cramming BSOPM for FRM

A.M. – P.M. Cramming BSOPM for FRM

Hey guys, This is just a quick post to update you on my progress (or lack thereof) with exam preparation. Things haven’t gone exactly as I had hoped in terms of my schedule. However, at this point, I can’t sweat the small stuff. The good news is that, according to the past papers for this […]

Countdown to FRM Exam Day

Countdown to FRM Exam Day

Tick….tick….tick….the countdown to exam day is officially underway with one week remaining. I’m trying not to stress out, but that ADD thing gets a little out of control sometimes.   Attention deficit issues aside, I am trying to be strategic in my approach. I realize that trying to read the 400 page tome masquerading as […]

A Slight Ray of Hope

A Slight Ray of Hope

Let’s see…somewhere in between pure panic mode and downright desperation, I got an encouraging word. I just happened to check my university email today on a lark. To my surprise, I received an email that confirmed my progression to the dissertation stage of my MSc program.   Honestly, it was a bit of a relief, […]

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