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Paul Lee

Paul Lee
MBA 08

Vice President, Private Wealth Management
Goldman Sachs
San Francisco, California

Even with a solid background in finance, Paul Lee says that, after his three years in the Haas Evening & Weekend MBA Program, he understands concepts at a much deeper level. "My knowledge base is so much broader. The core classes really rounded out and complemented my skill set."

Paul put his newfound knowledge to work on the job. "I use the skills I learned in Professor Anderson's Negotiations class every day with clients and in my personal life. And after taking Behavioral Finance with Professor Odean, I recognized some of the behavior I've seen among clients. Being able to understand these things was really amazing and immediately relevant."

Paul's involvement with the Finance, Marketing, and Consulting Clubs, and his participation in case competitions, gave him other opportunities to put his class work into practice. "The competitions were fun and exciting. You had to adapt constantly to the team dynamic and leverage everyone's strengths and weaknesses."

That collaborative environment was one of the things Paul liked best about Haas. "We all were trying to take each other to the next level," he says.

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