Why I Do the Things that I Do


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Why I Do the Things that I Do

  1. 1. Why I Do the Things that I Do © Joanna Lin .com
  2. 2. I don't think that I am narcissistic, But it might be fun to know that the person who is writing this is not a total psycho. However boring that I am © Joanna Lin .com
  3. 3. Why Berkeley ? I can afford it. This is critical , because I haven’t seen an Ivy that is worth its ticket-price. I would feel guilty studying there, I would have no life as I would feel obliged to pay my parents back; I would constantly be haunting Mckinsey’s or Goldman Sach’s recruiters because I need to pay off this debt. © Joanna Lin .com
  4. 4. Cal has the best value. Did you know that 36 our departments (undergrad and grad) are ranked #1 in the nation? Tied with Harvard Better Football Some people go to Yale to meet interesting new people. I can do it just fine. *Was an international student, not qualified for scholarship/aid. © Joanna Lin .com
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  8. 8. Did a Surgery Internship, saw A LOT of surgeries in 2 weeks and decided that I liked talking to the people more than going to Med School. Can’t justify the residency, no matter how much they pay me. Oh, try not to motorbike, one patient was carted in with her leg bone splintered into 5 pieces. © Joanna Lin .com
  9. 9. Business! Because I love people And in almost 20 years, haven’t got sick of them yet. Am fascinated by Private Equities, Venture Capitals, Consulting, M&A, IPOs, Startups, Accounting, Finance, Web 2.0, value investing, brokerage, hotel management and anything goes! But most of all, I am fascinated by people. Everyone has so much to offer, and I love listening to them. © Joanna Lin .com
  10. 10. The janitor in Golden Bear Café who has a four year old daughter and is bussing tables 20 hours a week while trying to get that psychology degree so he can be a professor. The gung ho investment banker who entered because he accrued too much debt during his highflying college years and need that 6 digit salary © Joanna Lin .com
  11. 11. The Iowa-born African American who is absolutely fascinated by Chinese culture and longs to teach in Tibet The linguistic professor who translates an archaic Turkish dead language for a living while saving up money for that Romanian Trip © Joanna Lin .com
  12. 12. The Debate Champion and influential lawyer who quit because his conscious can’t take it anymore. Now happily wakes up at 5am every morning for 20 years, enlightening High School students on the finer points of Art History . © Joanna Lin .com
  13. 13. Who did you miss while you're grocery shopping today? © Joanna Lin .com
  14. 14. Not in school? I inhale books and I hit the gym everyday for at most an hour © Joanna Lin .com
  15. 15. I don’t do this © Joanna Lin .com
  16. 16. Shortcomings? Trivial: I spend more on my friends and family than I do on myself. Not necessary a bad thing, but sometimes I need to learn that my paycheck should go towards something that I wanted. © Joanna Lin .com
  17. 17. Serious: I often take on more than I can handle; more results oriented than anything else; fleeting interest in mundane things, impatience (Huge problem). And oh, I loathe quitting. And yes, that is a problem. And many many more that I am not aware of. It is out there, people just need to tell me that. I’ll bribe you...and make a mean cookie. © Joanna Lin .com
  18. 18. Pieces of me Made in China, Property of Singapore, Inherently curious, Babbles 2.5 languages (Spanish…it’s embarrassing), Art History Buff, Techie Nerd, Two Instruments, Food Network, Yo Yo Ma Fanatic, Klimt devotee, Dad’s family = Engineering, Mom’s = lawyers and politicians Don’t you just love family gatherings? © Joanna Lin .com
  19. 19. Future Ambitions? I am not in debt, so I don’t feel obliged to haunt down Bain or Google‘s recruiters. Makes me open to more ideas…. thinking of Private Equity and Venture Capital because it is people oriented and you build relationships with impressive people. But web 2.0 and startups draws me in like a kid to candy. © Joanna Lin .com
  20. 20. I also like accounting and finance because they are the backbone to business. And Sales because it is one of the hardest fields and I have so much respect for them (the honest ones). Marketing lets me into the minds of people. And Consulting lets you in on the inner-working of every field. You see where I am going with this? © Joanna Lin .com
  21. 21. Joanna Lin .com I don’t know what I am going to do for life. All I know is that I will try everything because 20 years from now I will regret the things I've never done more than the things I have. I want to live a life with no regrets I’ll be doing something that I love And I’ll be good at it .
  22. 22. Disclaimer: This product is meant for educational purposes only. None of the pictures belongs to author; JoannaLin.com is a personal website that perform worse than non-profits. If committed copyright infringement, irated photographers are encouraged to complain. If author isn’t fast enough, all litigators are welcomed to share the negative income. Said Author scourged the website for at least 2 hours trying to rediscover the link backs to said pictures. Utterly failed. If contacted, a personal apologize if promised, and said photographs will be taken down faster than you ring up your attorney. McDonalds: http://www.flickr.com/photos/terriesparis/467620103/ Finance Jungle: http://www.flickr.com/photos/hleung/1277003497/