Senior Wisdom: Ankit Shah

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Is that tie Pantone 292?

Is that tie Pantone 292?

Next up in our series of Senior Wisdoms is Ankit Shah, who got through high school and college in a combined 6.5 years. At this rate, he’ll be able to retire before he’s 30!

Name, School, Major, Hometown: Ankit Shah, SEAS, IEOR, Biloxi, Mississippi.

Claim to fame: The senior who couldn’t get into senior night.

Where are you going? Taking the road less traveled i.e. finance.

What are three things you learned at Columbia and would like to share with the class of 2020?

1. Everyone has a story. Don’t be afraid to talk to the person next to you in class or at the party. I love meeting people and learning about why they are the way they are.

2. When someone talks about something, oftentimes (and I’m guilty of this) they don’t know what they’re talking about.

3. Be open to new ideas, even if they go against your own. How can you really know what you believe in if you haven’t challenged them?

“Back in my day…” Getting to Bacchanal wasn’t like going through airport security.

Justify your existence in 30 words or fewer: The nerdiest frat boy you’ll ever meet.

What was your favorite class at Columbia? Game Theoretic Models of Operation by Professor Jay Sethuraman.

Would you rather give up oral sex or cheese? Have you tried burrata?

One thing to do before graduating: See the sun rise while sitting on Low Steps.

Any regrets? I wish I had been less shy when I was younger.

Photo via Ankit Shah

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  1. Anonymous


  2. Anonymous

    Columbia students are getting blander and blander.

  3. CC'16 CLS'19

    Have you met my friend Ankit? He's going to CREDIT SUISSE! As an INVESTMENT BANKER!!

  4. AnkitFan95

    Why do all the hot people have to go into banking? Y'all waste your good looks staring at spread sheets all day! Should've been a model instead.

  5. Anonymous

    Excellent taste in cheese

  6. GS_or_bust

    CS is 3rd tier tho.

  7. Anonymous

    Best jawline in Broadway

  8. Can't spell BankIt without Ankit

    This guy banks.

  9. Anonymous

    Screw the burrata have you tried my mouth?

  10. seas

    Hahahaha the sexual tone of these comments are fing hilarious you guys are thirsty

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