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It is Time

Posted on September 3rd, 2009 by Matt Brattin

I didn’t plan on ending the blog this way, although I should have known better. As the end of the MBA came and went I found myself slow to grasp the fast moving reality that the glorious days of being an MBA student in Barcelona were coming to an end. Not only was my life […]

What the what?

Posted on May 3rd, 2009 by Matt Brattin

I have accepted the fact that I was never able to get a grip, much less a firm grip on time throughout most of the MBA, and this was especially true during the final term. I knew time was going to fly, but seriously, is this a joke? I began writing this post months ago […]

My Dear Barcelona

Posted on January 22nd, 2009 by Matt Brattin

Going on exchange, in retrospect, has turned out to not only be the best decision I made during my undergrad, but also while here in Barcelona. It was a much more difficult decision to make this time, however, knowing that I would be leaving such an incredible city behind for about six months. Yet, considering […]

Bad Blogger

Posted on December 2nd, 2008 by Matt Brattin

For a post after such a long break from posting this may be a disappointment (assuming anyone cares), but my time in Austin is quickly coming to an end and I wouldn’t even know where to begin to talk about everything that has happened over the past few months.  I will say in summary that […]

Trip to Texas

Posted on August 30th, 2008 by Matt Brattin

I finally made it. I’ve been saying it for years now €“ that I wanted to move to Texas. Had never actually been, only heard real estate was cheap and jobs seemed aplenty. Well, here I am, I finally got my wish. We made our way here, as I mentioned in my last post, via […]

Home A Month? Already!?

Posted on July 18th, 2008 by Matt Brattin

It is becoming borderline disturbing how quickly time has been moving. Have I really been home for a month? Have I really been away from all my new friends and classmates in Barcelona for a month!? Wow, I guess time really has flown, and I’m sure how unexpectedly busy I’ve been hasn’t helped much to […]

Well, Here I Am…

Posted on June 20th, 2008 by Matt Brattin

Well here I am, sitting at BCN International Airport waiting for my flight to Frankfurt to begin boarding, which is the first leg of my 20-some-odd hour journey back home. It is amazing to think about everything that has happened over the past ten months€¦has it really been ten months? Seems like just yesterday I […]

Up For Air

Posted on May 24th, 2008 by Matt Brattin

I’m in the heat of all sorts of things at the moment, but decided to pop my head up for some air right now while I have a few minutes of sweet procrastination in me between studying. Last week we had our final presentation for Corporate Finance in which we had to perform a valuation […]

Staying Optimistic

Posted on April 27th, 2008 by Matt Brattin

I don’t know where the months go anymore, let alone the days. I had been putting off this post with the hope that the longer I waited, the more likely I would finally have an internship offer or at least some more interviews lined up to share with everyone. Not so, I’m afraid. One company […]

Term Two, Internships, and Spring Break…Oh My!

Posted on March 19th, 2008 by Matt Brattin

Term two has come and gone, and Spring Break has finally arrived! I cannot believe how quickly the second term flew by, but it didn’t pass without its fair share of stress. We had a slightly lower workload than with the first term, but the lingering stress of finding an internship has added enough pressure […]

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