One of the best parts about academics at CBS is the incredible business foundation you get — even within six months! I came to school knowing next to nothing about business (seriously). Prior to CBS, I spent three years teaching English and managing a school in Indonesia. Needless to say, I didn’t know the difference between a debit and a credit. Now, seven months in, I feel like a completely different person. I’ve been so lucky to have had classes with Professor Amiram for Accounting (the best!), Professor Tahbaz-Salehi for Statistics (the nicest, most patient guy I know — he also wrote me a study abroad recommendation), and Professor Wolfenzon for Corporate Finance. It wasn’t easy, and there were many, many 12-hour days and late nights, but the efforts absolutely paid off with interviews at banks and hedge funds (who would believe it, as a former teacher?). CBS is a top-class brand with academics that translate into meaningful careers. Make sure to make the most of it!