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A letter from an alum about the "Real World"

June 14, 2004

I happened to catch a glimpse of "The Hunt," an article published in the New York Times online edition on June 14, and I was amused by the two recent Princeton graduates' (Eric Yanagi ’04 and Peter Cioni ’04 ) apartment hunting escapades, where they ended up renting a one-bedroom apartment for $2,300 a month.

I, too, am a recent graduate ’02, and I live in the Dallas area. As tenants, my roommate and I pay $836 a month (collectively) for a 950 sqaure foot, two-bedroom apartment. I work forty hours a week and have every other Friday off. Investment banking may seem seductive, but all those economics majors should take note that while Eric and Peter are slaving away at the office, this engineer is most likely drinking a $1.50 beer at the local happy hour. My, how the tables have turned since our days at McCosh Hall and the E-Quad. Cheers!

Jeffery Mah ’02
Ft. Worth, Tex.

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