Compiled by Ritika Bipin Singh '17
I miss the community the most(on (Investment Banking with Greenhill & Co.)). It was nice to share my journey with people who were also discovering the next phase of their lives. We were like-minded people- ambitious to make a mark on the world (of business). We were encouraged to reach our true potentials and it was invigorating. That was the one time when everyone was working towards a common goal and was in it together. I miss that!
I have been with my girlfriend for 12 years and we got engaged last October. We have known each other since high school. I had a long distance relationship during undergrad and then throughout our jobs. We both have competitive careers and we met when we were very young. I have changed as a person since then and so has she. Also, relationships are not deterministic in nature like other things. I can practice well and ace an interview but I can’t practice to make the relationship work. I believe that making it work despite the distance and age, has been my biggest success so far.
I used to play baseball with a kid in Hong Kong and one day I hit him hard in the head with a fast throw. It was a mistake but it scared him so much that he quit the game. Eight years later, I asked a friend in my military unit for a game of baseball. He mentioned that he had a fear of the game after being hit on the head (when he was younger). We exchanged details, only to realize that I was the reason for his fear. We are best friends now, but to think, what were the odds of me meeting him again?
Ritika Bipin Singh is a first year Human at Booth, excited to know and share refreshing stories of the Humans of Booth. If you would like to tell your story, please reach out to her at firstname.lastname@example.org.