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Cam'ron Giles
May 4th, 2004, 05:36 PM
I really am...Stevens Instute has a top notch MBA (Technology Management) program. I am kind of interested but not sure. I have been working in Financial Services for sometime now (currently at a bank with some connections to the tour ;) ) but not sure if I want to continue in this industry. I am currently a Business Analyst (project management, documentation, process flows, training and development). I am also looking at Rutgers Newark and Seton Hall...any thaughts?

BTW...BS. Econ :rolleyes:

SJW
May 4th, 2004, 06:05 PM
does B-School stand for "booty"? :)

Cam'ron Giles
May 4th, 2004, 07:15 PM
does B-School stand for "booty"? :)
You bitch...:haha: :haha:

Business school...:angel:

Ballbuster
May 4th, 2004, 07:20 PM
I didn't know mailroom workers had degrees.

esquímaux
May 4th, 2004, 07:24 PM
Sour grapes ballbuster? :scratch:

SJW
May 4th, 2004, 07:25 PM
You bitch...:haha: :haha:

Business school...:angel:why, do they teach you to handle yours? :tape:

esquímaux
May 4th, 2004, 07:31 PM
http://www.wtaworld.com/images/reputation/reputation_neg.gifSo i'm thinking about g... (http://www.wtaworld.com/showthread.php?p=3428888#post3428888)May 4th, 2004 01:27 PMBallbuster (http://www.wtaworld.com/member.php?u=20005)Watch your mouth - Bitch!

:haha:

Ballbuster
May 4th, 2004, 07:36 PM
http://www.wtaworld.com/images/reputation/reputation_neg.gifSo i'm thinking about g... (http://www.wtaworld.com/showthread.php?p=3428888#post3428888)May 4th, 2004 01:27 PMBallbuster (http://www.wtaworld.com/member.php?u=20005)Watch your mouth - Bitch!

:haha:

Damn! I didn't think you would tell. :lol: :lol: :lol:

Cam'ron Giles
May 4th, 2004, 07:44 PM
I didn't know mailroom workers had degrees.

I dont think so...Business Analyst in Technology Services within one of the worlds largest banks...BS in Econ/International Studies from Morehouse...:p

Cam'ron Giles
May 4th, 2004, 07:46 PM
Not that I have anything against people working in mailrooms (you for example)...I am just several notches above that...:o

Mase
May 4th, 2004, 07:47 PM
So your thinking about coming and seeing your man? Oh really? That would be nice...
:sad:

Cam'ron Giles
May 4th, 2004, 07:48 PM
Sour grapes ballbuster? :scratch:
the kind so sour it makes you want to slap you momma...no wonder he trolls the board looking for fights...:rolleyes:

Cam'ron Giles
May 4th, 2004, 07:49 PM
So your thinking about coming and seeing your man? Oh really? That would be nice...
:sad:
:kiss: Hi baby...I need the extra edu so that I can better afford a high price piece of ass like you...:drool: Gotta get my game up...ya heard!!!!

Cam'ron Giles
May 4th, 2004, 07:50 PM
why, do they teach you to handle yours? :tape:
:lol:

You in rear form tonight...get it? rear? :lol:

Mase
May 4th, 2004, 07:54 PM
:kiss: Hi baby...I need the extra edu so that I can better afford a high price piece of ass like you...:drool: Gotta get my game up...ya heard!!!!
I know, Im expensive. But you know Im worth it.......... :devil:

:haha::haha:

Cam'ron Giles
May 4th, 2004, 07:58 PM
I know, Im expensive. But you know Im worth it.......... :devil:

:haha::haha:
EVERY STROKE, EVERY BLOW, EVERY LICK, EVERY SUCK, EVERY FU...YOU NAME IT AND BABY YOU ARE WORTH IT...:hearts: :hearts:

Cariaoke
May 4th, 2004, 08:31 PM
*sprays thread down with holy water*

:angel:

spartanfan
May 4th, 2004, 09:20 PM
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Ballbuster
May 4th, 2004, 09:23 PM
*sprays thread down with holy water*

:angel:
:haha: :haha: :haha: :haha: :haha: :haha: :haha: :haha: :haha: :haha: :haha: :haha:

Cam'ron Giles
May 4th, 2004, 09:35 PM
:haha: :haha: :haha: :haha: :haha: :haha: :haha: :haha: :haha: :haha: :haha: :haha:
I think you missed her point and the joke is on you :tape:

Cam'ron Giles
May 4th, 2004, 09:37 PM
That is so typical of ghetto dwellers...Just hate on brothers who were lucky enough to have the right parents...and up-bringing where higher education is encouraged...Oner person turns a ugly troll down and he will forever be fucked with by said butt ugly troll...I just dont get it :shrug:

Ballbuster
May 4th, 2004, 09:38 PM
I think you missed her point and the joke is on you :tape:

No sweetie, the joke is your constant sexual ramblings on this board. I don't believe you getting any and I cannot blame the WORLD for not offering you up some. :smash:

Cam'ron Giles
May 4th, 2004, 09:40 PM
No sweetie, the joke is your constant sexual ramblings on this board. I don't believe you getting any and I cannot blame the WORLD for not offering you up some. :smash:

Take a good look in the mirror you butt ugly troll...You look like something Dian Fossey would just love to take care of...:lol:

7~ŒLêV3ñ½
May 4th, 2004, 09:44 PM
just follow yer heart...

Ballbuster
May 4th, 2004, 09:46 PM
Take a good look in the mirror you butt ugly troll...You look like something Dian Fossey would just love to take care of...:lol:

If your brain had any depth you would be addressing Spartanfan's post instead of posting 6 times to my 2 posts.

Therefore, you lead me to believe you are unintelligent. You know, I already know you are PLUCKED!

Smackie
May 4th, 2004, 09:46 PM
I gave up my MBA half way through because I didn't think I was benefiting from it. Indeed, doing a MBA, most of the time, is for the sake of the degree, not what you learn from it. There are business schools that give you different perspectives in business and (supposingly) open your views but all could be learnt from real life business running.

I guess if your industry perceive MBAs like they are a magical degree, then investing a MBA is worthwhile, otherwise, in my opinion, a MSc/MA in your case may be more practicle than what I consider, a paid ($) Master.

Purely my opinions of course.

Cam'ron Giles
May 4th, 2004, 09:51 PM
I dont have to address anyone to prove anything...I read what Spartanfan posted and thanks to him but not much of it is new to me...I have been in the heart of the financial district since graduation several years ago and have worked for the best...Bottom line...you just cant get past my initial rejection of you...GET OVER IT...Let's make a deal...I have no interest in conversating with you on this board or via any other means of communication (which you begged me to do remember? )...I wont respond to you and you leave me the hell alone...GEEZ...get over it...:rolleyes:

Smackie
May 4th, 2004, 09:53 PM
hey?

Ballbuster
May 4th, 2004, 09:59 PM
I dont have to address anyone to prove anything...I read what Spartanfan posted and thanks to him but not much of it is new to me...I have been in the heart of the financial district since graduation several years ago and have worked for the best...Bottom line...you just cant get past my initial rejection of you...GET OVER IT...Let's make a deal...I have no interest in conversating with you on this board or via any other means of communication (which you begged me to do remember? )...I wont respond to you and you leave me the hell alone...GEEZ...get over it...:rolleyes:

I swear on VENUS and SERENA's playing skills and may GOD take them away - that I have NEVA contacted you regarding SEX other than to let you have it for being the VEIL wearing LIAR That you are.


You need to stop that lying Ms. Cam, you could start to believing that shit. Now if you had any intelligence you would have turned back to your original post.

I wonder why I spark such venom and overposting from you?

Cam'ron Giles
May 4th, 2004, 10:00 PM
I gave up my MBA half way through because I didn't think I was benefiting from it. Indeed, doing a MBA, most of the time, is for the sake of the degree, not what you learn from it. There are business schools that give you different perspectives in business and (supposingly) open your views but all could be learnt from real life business running.

I guess if your industry perceive MBAs like they are a magical degree, then investing a MBA is worthwhile, otherwise, in my opinion, a MSc/MA in your case may be more practicle than what I consider, a paid ($) Master.

Purely my opinions of course.
I sort of agree...I am not sure what direction I want to go in. Most of my experience in financial services has been in a project management role (mostly related to Technology). That is why I was slightly interested in the Tech Management program at Stevens (I enjoy seeing a project from conception through testing and full roll-out) I am usually involved in the documentation phases, the UAT, defining user requirments etc. I am not sure however (atleast not even 70%) sure if I want to continue in that direction. I make a very good living and I am sure that an advance degree would give me a competitive edge. I think that one of the things I will do is seek out a career counselor outside of my company and explore my options. I think that ultimatley, I would like to end up in a more creative environment.

Cam'ron Giles
May 4th, 2004, 10:13 PM
Guys, I started this thread in hopes of getting some insight from fellow posters...I am reaching a point in my life and career where I feel like I need to shake things up...I joke alot on this board but I really am dedicated to what pays my bills and I am always looking for ways to get better...I did not mean for this thread to take the turn that it did but like always...this man infects every thread he enters...see his first post in here...sad but true...:sad:

Rothes
May 5th, 2004, 02:10 AM
As long as the School/University/Educational Service has a Catholic Chapel and Parish within it then by all means :)

spartanfan
May 5th, 2004, 02:23 PM
My advice to Cam'ron Giles is if you decide to go, go to only a top tier business school. For the most part you'll learn the same material from school to school, but its the recruiting for jobs that will make the biggest difference. I think the better the school the more opportunities that will be open to you. I've also flirted with the idea of b-school and did quite a bit of research before deciding corporate America is not where I really want to be.

P.S. greeting from the ATL.

Cam'ron Giles
May 5th, 2004, 02:40 PM
My advice to Cam'ron Giles is if you decide to go, go to only a top tier business school. For the most part you'll learn the same material from school to school, but its the recruiting for jobs that will make the biggest difference. I think the better the school the more opportunities that will be open to you. I've also flirted with the idea of b-school and did quite a bit of research before deciding corporate America is not where I really want to be.

P.S. greeting from the ATL.
:wavey: I went to undergrad in the ATL...;)

I think that because I've been working in some pretty high profile positions with top firms...Job wise...I would be fine...Again, I am not sure if I really want to do this...I am going and talking to reps and feel them out..Thanks for your input...:kiss:

esquímaux
May 5th, 2004, 06:54 PM
*sprays thread down with holy water*

:angel:
:lol:

SJW
May 5th, 2004, 07:32 PM
:lol:

You in rear form tonight...get it? rear? :lol:
:lol:

babe you still gotta buy me a Benz before you think of going back to school :kiss:

Cam'ron Giles
May 5th, 2004, 07:48 PM
:lol:

babe you still gotta buy me a Benz before you think of going back to school :kiss:
It's on it's way...:kiss: