05/12/2010 05:12 am ET Updated May 25, 2011

From Baghdad To NYU Business School

Imagine the first time you experienced New York City. You were probably overwhelmed by the fast-paced environment and boisterously loud streets. But you probably also found something comforting in New York. The personal opportunites; the romantic dream.

Now, imagine if you were serving in Iraq instead. You'd still have the fast-paced action and you'd still hear the sound of earsplitting explosions. But you would probably long for the solace of the city.

Perhaps that was what drew Augusto Giacoman here to NYU.

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