Mathilda Herlin

“You say Problem, I say Challenge”

Author Bio

Mathilda studies Financial Economics at Columbia University in New York. Aside from her studies, she is a representative for the Swedish International Students & Alumni (SISA), where she organizes events and maintains an alumni network for Swedes in the American northeast. She came to love New York when first arriving as an Au Pair, which made her aim for a degree at Columbia University. Mathilda grew up in Eskilstuna, Sweden, where she did the International Baccalaureate program in high school.

About

Hometown Eskilstuna, Sweden
Lives New York City, NY, USA
High School Education International Baccalaureate, S:t Eskils Gymnasium, Eskilstuna, Sweden
Studying B.A., Financial Economics
Graduating 2017
Extracurriculars Swedish International Students & Alumni (SISA), Columbia Financial Investment Group
Interests Equestrian riding, Sailing, Fitness, Travel
Future Plans Asset management at a global firm

Posts by Mathilda Herlin

Those Sundays

Published: November 13, 2016

Research paper in progress….   You know that you’re in the right place if you don’t mind spending a Sunday in front of a pile of paper, a computer screen with about 150 tabs open, and a LARGE cup of coffee while working on a nice collection of disorganized notes. You know that you have picked the right field if you, even though you’re loudly complaining from time to time, actually find yourself enjoying it.

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Everybody knows

Published: November 12, 2016

  Everybody knows that the dice are loaded Everybody rolls with their fingers crossed Everybody knows the war is over Everybody knows the good guys lost ~ Leonard Cohen (1934 – 2016) For touching upon the many emotional, intellectual, and spiritual dimensions of the human mind, Leonard Cohen will be outlived by his words.

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Rationality Assumption refuted?

Published: November 9, 2016

First class after yesterday’s election: Game theory. My professor took a few minutes to deplore the results, starting with: “It’s going to be hard to talk about rational decisions today.”

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Metamorphosis or Portfolio Growth?

Published: November 3, 2016

– Thoughts from a Financial Economics student at a liberal arts college I often get the question: “So what do you become when you finish your degree?” My first reaction is to answer that “I don’t become anything” in an attempt to protest against the idea of college as a phase of passive transformation to a static identity. I find it quite entertaining to imagine myself putting down my pen after my last exam and finally leave my pupa to become a certain kind of butterfly. It is dangerous to entertain the idea of becoming something for many reasons. By saying…

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A Man Is But What He Knoweth – Studying for Midterms at Columbia University

Published: October 14, 2016

  Time to sharpen the pencils and load up on caffeine. It’s midterms and Butler library has yet again become my second home. Looking up the wall at Francis Bacon’s words of wisdom: “A man is but what he knoweth” could either be encouraging or intimidating – especially when one’s knowledge is about to be assessed. One has to remember that knowledge is a very broad concept. Certain paths of knowledge can help you in the classroom; other insights can help you in life. Yet all knowledge is valuable, so I choose to get inspired by the words and study…

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