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Thanks for welcoming Lena.

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Yea i guess i have all those! Hey i got accepted into University of Illinois Business Program! YAAAAAAY!

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hey, congrats jj, way to go

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Congratulation!, JJohnson.

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thx i went to visit yesterday and its really nice. I was talking to the orientation lady who got the same degree im getting, she said that she has friends who worked in the company like Nordstrom and Bloomingdales, and they moved up to be buyers or high. I need to get a job there now weeeeeee

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I've never heard of this buying program at York....either way, that always aggravates me about cdn universities.....it's a lot more black and white with them....

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I've never heard of this buying program at York....either way, that always aggravates me about cdn universities.....it's a lot more black and white with them....
What do u mean? what is cdn univeristies? By black and white u mean old style?

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I wonder if my college has retailing in it....i sure hope so

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if someone had a MBA in business from a top school would they still be a associate buyer or would they become a full buyer almost right away?

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What is the chain of command within a company for buyers associate buyers...etc?

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if someone had a MBA in business from a top school would they still be a associate buyer or would they become a full buyer almost right away?
you never start up as a 'full buyer' JJ, too much money depends on buyers, everyone starts by assisting the assistant of the associate buyer, no matter which school you come out from

being a buyer is very serious business, so much money at risk

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no by black and white I mean they don't see very much middle ground, ie. grey. A lot of times with cdn uni's it's soley based on marks which I don't find to be fair. Seriously jj this is a business where you need to start at the bottom and work upwards. Obviously having a degree helps where you may enter the chain of command but you'll need to work your *** off for years, possibly at a company you don't like, possibly buying items you don't like, and it will take a while before you make any sort of big money. Jobs at the top are few and far between, esp. in regards to high end fashion.

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you never start up as a 'full buyer' JJ, too much money depends on buyers, everyone starts by assisting the assistant of the associate buyer, no matter which school you come out from

being a buyer is very serious business, so much money at risk
oh goodie, so if i get a degree at harvard im still a assistance to an asistance to an assistant? blah! well...at least i wanted to start as an associate buyer...

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no by black and white I mean they don't see very much middle ground, ie. grey. A lot of times with cdn uni's it's soley based on marks which I don't find to be fair. Seriously jj this is a business where you need to start at the bottom and work upwards. Obviously having a degree helps where you may enter the chain of command but you'll need to work your *** off for years, possibly at a company you don't like, possibly buying items you don't like, and it will take a while before you make any sort of big money. Jobs at the top are few and far between, esp. in regards to high end fashion.
Oh thx....

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I just took the neiman's tests (4-step) and I completed.
They said they will contact me in 2 weeks:p

The math test was not hard but time constraint is a big deal. For those who want to do this seriously, take the test in a place with no distrations

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