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Just got a scholarship to take the CAIA L1 in March 2021. Anyone taken it and can offer advice on how to prepare?

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Thoughts on CAIA? Difficulty, hours studied, study tips, overall experiences, etc.? I’ll be sitting for Level 1 in September. Currently work in the fund of funds space - moving over to my firm’s hedge fund research team soon so CAIA seemed like a perfect way to get knowledge in the area beforehand. I’m almost one year out of undergrad (econ background) so a lot of the CAIA content is new to me

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Is CFA and CAIA certifications helpful for a career in Real Estate Private Equity/Development?

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Hi 🐠, question on CFA / CAIA- are either worth pursuing if you want to “up” your professional bonafides? I don’t come from a background in finance, but work primarily w/ PEGs like so many of us.

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Is the CAIA a worthwhile designation to pursue? Firm is willing to sponsor, but not sure how much PE firms care about it

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Any value to the CAIA?

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Any CAIA holders out there? How have you generally been viewed?

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CAIA vs CFA?

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Does anyone here hold a non-CFA designation (CFP, CAIA, FRM etc.) and what kind of role/position do you have?

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For those in AM: thoughts on CAIA, CIPM, etc?? I was wondering if these will actually help vs. just waste of money.

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Hello! I have a two part question: 1) is it worth it to obtain an SHRM specialty credential if I don’t have the broader SHRM certification? 2) has anyone gotten the People Analytics or Talent Acquistion credential? If so, how valuable was it from a learning perspective? Do you feel it significantly contributed to your knowledge in either area? Thank you!

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Hi, I’m currently a consultant based in the US and my dream is to move to London to pursue a MBA. However, a majority of these programs require a 3.0-3.3 GPA minimum and I unfortunately received a 2.9 (not proud of this but it is what it is) does anyone have any advice on how I can get past this or is it going to be impossible for me to get into grad school in England? Thanks!

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Enough to concentrate on analytics at MBA? Or should I do a bootcamp

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If people defer their start dates to MBA programs from fall 2020 to fall 2021 cus of covid-19, will the number admitted for those now applying for fall 2021 be hampered by this?

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Would the firm reimburse me for the CFA exam?

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Why does McKinsey hire at Associate level post MBA. Bain and BCG associates don’t have MBA.

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Anyone who can share their experience with the Harvard Extension School?

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Any suggestions on MBA loan companies? Bank rates are low, should I consider federal loan or any other private institution? Thank you for your help 🙏🏽

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What are some post-MBA jobs that have good hours, like less than 50?? For an M7 program.

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Hi.. I am actively seeking opportunities in IT Consulting/ Program Mgmt. I have a total experience of 9+ yrs with around 7 yrs of post MBA (NMIMS) experience in the IT Consulting, Program Mgmt. and Business Development space. I have primarily worked on Digital Transformation engagements spanning across Data Governance and mgmt, Analytics and IT Infrastructure domains. I have worked across EU and APAC regions with on-site exposure in the ANZ region. So please do refer me for any suitable openings

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Anyone take CFE?

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How hard is the CFE exam? Worth the price?

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Has anyone seen or discussed this Petition for SHRM must support Black Lives Matter & the LGBTQ community? I’ve grown increasingly concerned and disappointed in SHRM’s lack of vocal support for employment protections for LGBTQ+ and black and brown workers, especially as a black woman in HR. It seems like SHRM is overly focused on what is absolutely “legal” and not what is right. I’m of the opinion HR professionals must not only be “legal” but have a relevant and compassionate stance

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MBA admissions event this week..mostly a behind the scenes look at the process. Event is about 2.5 hours. I’m not planning on applying until next year. What to wear, what to bring?

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Those who took the AWS CCP exam - do you get questions like “how much does a storage type cost per GB per month” in the exam? Trying to figure out whether this level of detail is required to be memorized for the exam

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I’m 9 years in. Currently taking the educational requirement for CFP through American College. I feel like I can’t focus because I am not really learning anything. Any tips to keep eyes on prize?

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Anyone here taken the CFP?

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Hi! Anyone taken SHRM-CP exam recently and have any tips on studying or taking the exam? TIA.

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Mom justgot diagnosed with pancreatic cancer. Without treatment, the doc says she's got 6 mnths. She wants to enjoy the time she has left and not go through chemo, etc. Any advice frm others with exp?

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Divorced consultants, how much of your marriage not working out had to do with our tough travel schedules and spending a lot of time away? If not for this reason, why didn’t your marriage work out?

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I really appreciate when interviewers give feedback and don’t ghost. Just received a rejection email saying I interviewed well but didn’t have the experience. It’s a slight confidence boost for me.

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Had my first dream about the project I’m working on. I feel like I’ve taken the next step on my consulting journey.

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What do you wish you knew when you were asking for your first raise? I’m well over half a year from that conversation but it’s on my mind. Me and my partner have sold a good deal of work but is that enough? Because there are times when I know I could have given more to a project, but I choose my mental health instead. This is so toxic but I feel like I’m not pulling enough all-nighters to earn a raise—like it’s some unspoken rule that my whole team is thinking but not voicing.

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Any recommendations for a Starwood or Marriott hotel in Miami or South Beach for families with little kids?

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What is the best mba program to transition from consulting (Deloitte Strategy) to IBD? Is it worth it if you want to exit into PE?

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How do you tell someone to stop messaging people on slack during the weekend? They go as far as tagging people and selecting "notify anyway" when DND / snooze is on.

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Is work impacting anyone else’s mental health? Over the last couple of months I’ve gotten more responsibility. It ruins my weekends sometimes and I can’t enjoy the present moment because of dread.

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Watched the Whitney Houston documentary on the flight home (on United). Her life story was such a roller coaster. One of the people interviewed said all she wanted was purpose (continued)

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Anyone here work at MPH Porsche based out of ATL? Exploring Data & Analytics roles with them and would like some feedback on company culture, type of projects and room for growth.

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Recruiter just reached out about an ACD role. Most they want to pay is $165K. I made that as a GCS— in 2009! What the H is going on with salaries? Who is setting these rates? Who is agreeing to them?!

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Good “semi healthy” food spots in NY? Not trying to venture TOO far from hotel in T-square?

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New titles dropping at SR_, but no compensation changes. Sounds like many getting demoted in title. "Titles are not an entitlement program, you have to earn them." Well, then.

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Anyone here worked at or with Leapgen? Seem to be one of the most progressive boutique HR consulting out there with a lot of personality. Thoughts on culture, work quality etc?

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I require a sick day and am going to the doctor. Manager approved. Should I give him a note from the doctor? I don’t know if I want to set that standard in case I have a “doctor’s appointment” for an interview

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Just got laid off. What are the top skills I should plan to learn on the side while recruiting? Senior Associate looking for strategy and ops roles, no industry preference

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PWC Moms: how long you have to work at PWC to qualify for fully paid maternity leave? I just received an offer but found out few months pregnant. Help me out!

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Exploring opportunities at EY FSO Assurance after my one year stint in Tax. I'm hoping to get some insight into the (WAM) and Banking & Capital Markets (BCM) sectors. Could people working in either please provide some insight into your experience: (pros & cons, work life balance, exit opportunities, etc)

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B4 firms are non religious cults that make a ton of money. discuss

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Should AAE’s and AE’s be worried about getting laid off or no ?

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