Saturday, 30 July 2016

Ryan Elantri - The Benefits of Reading

Currently enrolled at Pennsylvania State University and pursuing degrees in Economics (B.S.) and Mandarin Chinese (B.A.), Ryan Elantri has often found it necessary to go beyond his coursework material and read books that add value to his education. In addition to reading The Wall Street Journal and The Economist on a regular basis to keep up with current events, he reads books that link financial news to the material he learns in his classes. Among his favorite books are Lords of Finance, Freakonomics and Too Big to Fail.

Reading, writing and speaking are imperative in any profession. Ryan knows this firsthand: he has researched, written about, and pitched financial institutions to potential investors.

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Monday, 25 July 2016

Ryan Elantri - Making a Good Career Choice

Making a career choice is not always an easy decision when you are a young adult. It often comes down to knowing yourself and understanding your skills and talents.

                                              Ryan Elantri
Ryan Elantri had a passion for Chinese from a young age. He pursued this passion throughout his elementary and secondary school years, and it formed part of his course work at the university level. He likes learning new things, especially languages, and in addition to majoring in Chinese, he is minoring in Arabic along with Business and Middle Eastern Studies Ryan plans to incorporate this varied skill set into a career in the financial services sector.

Many young people don’t know where to start when they contemplate a career, but it doesn’t have to be hard. Choosing a career should start with an assessment of skills and talents. People who are analytical might consider careers in business, science, research and finance. Liberal arts majors can hone their communication and problem-solving skills that are also crucially important in the work world.

Monday, 18 July 2016

Ryan Elantri - How Macroeconomics Affect Everyday Life

As an undergraduate at Penn State, Ryan Elantri has studied macroeconomics. It is an important topic that any student in the areas of finance, business or economics has to understand. If you are coming across the term for the first time, this post will provide a brief primer on what it entails.

When making everyday financial decisions, we may not necessarily think about macroeconomics. In brief, macroeconomics is the study of the economy’s behavior. This is quite different from microeconomics, which tends to focus more on individual behavior in economic decision-making. Regardless, the macro-economy is important because it helps consumers reach better conclusions on issues that impact their daily lives.

Perceptions on the state of the economy may affect how you make certain decisions. For example, in a period of low-interest rates, you will likely consider taking out a mortgage or loan because it’s cheaper to do so. However, high unemployment rates or a slow economy may make a student decide to stay in school and work on getting a degree. In such a scenario, it makes sense to spend three to four years pursuing a degree rather than jumping into a poor job market.

When prices of commodities are high, consumers are likely to think twice about making purchases. Inflation, or the rate at which prices increase, is a big factor that individuals take into account on an almost daily basis.

The economy’s performance affects every individual. By studying the macroeconomic factors that affect it, Ryan Elantri is looking to make better financial decisions.
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