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Gerard Fischetti

Law Student, Boston University School of Law

General Course , 2013

Why did you choose LSE, and why did you choose your programme of study?

I chose to study abroad for a year at the LSE because it offers an unrivalled academic programme and the freedom to enrol in classes taught by renowned professors.

Overall, how do you look back on your LSE experience?

LSE taught me how to work hard and take advantage of living in one of the world's great cities.  The friends I made during the General Course are very dear to me.

Please describe your career path to date:

I went on to receive an MSc in Economics back in the US and then decided to take my economics background and apply it to the legal profession as a law student at Boston University School of Law.

Why did you choose your current job?

I chose to continue to law school because it has given me multiple frameworks with which to judge economic decision making.  Especially in the field of corporate transactions, my economics training has been valuable.

Tell us about your current job:

As a student in Boston, I continue to employ the work ethic I gained while at the LSE.  Though the coursework is different, the skills of time management and navigating life in a large city especially come in handy.

What advice do you have for LSE students who are looking to enter a similar profession to you?

LSE provides excellent training for not just economists, but nearly all the professions.  Anyone can use the background gained at the LSE and use it to make a career transition or pivot at any time, just as I did.

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