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Darren – What was your college experience?

Darren – What was your college experience?

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I worked at Boeing, and then reapplied to graduate schools.  And it was very fulfilling because I didn’t have all the hassles; I actually got accepted at all the schools I applied to, so I was like, “Ok, now is the right time to go,&... Show More

I worked at Boeing, and then reapplied to graduate schools.  And it was very fulfilling because I didn’t have all the hassles; I actually got accepted at all the schools I applied to, so I was like, “Ok, now is the right time to go,” and it felt really good.  So off we went to Boston, I went to school at Harvard, and that was a really great experience.  Graduate schools are a little different, right, especially MBA.  I think, you know, the stereotypical 27-year-old single male is built for MBA, especially grad school.  Because it’s like, MBA is really a “Masters in Business and Alcoholism.”  And you just go out, and you go nuts, and everybody has a great time.  The farther out you’re on that ring of, you know, away from the stereotypical guy, you fit in a little bit less.  So for me, I really injected myself into the culture there.  You know, Faith was a phenomenal partner in the partners’ club, you know so she was very active.  I hosted poker games, and found ways to inject myself in the culture to make sure that, you know, Faith and I were really networking well, and making friends.  But you had to be a bit forceful, because, again, we’re a little bit off from that stereotypical bullseye.  So, it was a really fun two years though.  

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Darren – What was your college experience?

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Injured in 1993 at age 20, quadriplegic
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I worked at Boeing, and then reapplied to graduate schools.  And it was very fulfilling because I didn’t have all the hassles; I actually got accepted at all the schools I applied to, so I was like, “Ok, now is the right time to go,” and it felt really good.  So off we went to Boston, I went to school at Harvard, and that was a really great experience.  Graduate schools are a little different, right, especially MBA.  I think, you know, the stereotypical 27-year-old single male is built for MBA, especially grad school.  Because it’s like, MBA is really a “Masters in Business and Alcoholism.”  And you just go out, and you go nuts, and everybody has a great time.  The farther out you’re on that ring of, you know, away from the stereotypical guy, you fit in a little bit less.  So for me, I really injected myself into the culture there.  You know, Faith was a phenomenal partner in the partners’ club, you know so she was very active.  I hosted poker games, and found ways to inject myself in the culture to make sure that, you know, Faith and I were really networking well, and making friends.  But you had to be a bit forceful, because, again, we’re a little bit off from that stereotypical bullseye.  So, it was a really fun two years though.  

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