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  • Grad school: a good time to do what you're bad at

    Critical to getting the best return on your grad school investment is making a concerted effort to identify and remediate your biggest weaknesses. And if you can leverage one of your strengths in the process - even better. For me, one of my most obvious weaknesses coming into Penn was my communications...
    Posted to Weblog by Alex Smorczewski JD/MBA, WG14 on 03-24-2013
  • Seeing first-hand how proper government can be a market’s best friend

    Free markets and government agencies are often portrayed in the press or in political rhetoric as in a state of constant opposition, however it is important not to overlook the many instances when a market’s efficient functioning is owed in some degree to a proper level of government intervention...
    Posted to Weblog by Alex Smorczewski JD/MBA, WG14 on 01-26-2013
  • Public interest opportunities for JD/MBA's

    One of the many unique opportunities afforded by Wharton’s JD/MBA program is the ability to complete a substantial amount of public-interest legal work in satisfaction of Penn Law’s pro-bono requirement. For example, I recently had the opportunity to train as a poll site observer for the...
    Posted to Weblog by Alex Smorczewski JD/MBA, WG14 on 11-27-2012
  • All that you should leave behind

    The law and business schools at Penn are obviously very different in many ways, however now that I’ve spent some time at both, a couple common lessons and themes have become apparent. The first lesson I feel that I’ve learned concerns what you should – and should not – bring with...
    Posted to Weblog by Alex Smorczewski JD/MBA, WG14 on 09-06-2012
  • End of summer update for JD/MBA's

    Summer is drawing to a close, and it was a busy one for the JD/MBA class of 2014. Having recently completed a challenging first year of law school ("1L"), we pushed ahead in May and June with a "mini term" comprised of Federal Income Taxation and Securities Regulation, elective law...
    Posted to Weblog by Alex Smorczewski JD/MBA, WG14 on 08-14-2012
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