Archive by Category "wall street"

The Need for Balanced Recruitment

June 13, 2011
One of the central missions of Venture for America is to make it easier for top college graduates to work for start-ups and early stage companies throughout the country. At present, banks and consulting firms have (to their credit) built very successful recruitment infrastructures to draw in hundreds of top graduates each year. This in turn has made it more difficult for smaller, emerging organ...

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Whither HBS grads

November 19, 2010
People go to business school to do many different things. At least from HBS this year, 58% went to finance or consulting.

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The Life of a programmer on Wall Street

September 22, 2010
“I mean, no one was being held with a gun to their head and forced to work at Morgan Stanley,” said Andrew Montalenti. “It was a very good job by any objective measure. But a lot of people did feel like if you just kept working there and pursued the career path that was laid out for engineers, you could blink and all of a sudden 15 years would have passed and you wouldn’t have anything to show...

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Banking vs. Start-up for a recent grad

September 17, 2010
Here’s a phenomenal blog post about one person’s transition from banking to start-up life. Breaks it down into useful principles. It’s a fantastic read for an insider perspective.

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Wall Street Journal reports Big U.S. Companies Prefer Hires from State Schools

September 14, 2010
The Wall Street Journal recently published a survey showing that many big companies prefer to hire from big public schools rather than Ivy League institutions. What’s interesting is that it makes complete sense. Big companies need people who will commit to their organization and hunker down in order to operate a business. Ivy League kids would be likely to show up for a couple of years and the...

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