Wednesday, May 29, 2013

Harvard Grads Are So Over Wall Street

From HuffPo: Dudes, the Wall Street brain drain appears to be over, according to a recent study.  Of Harvard graduates this year who already have jobs, about a third of graduating seniors plan to take jobs in finance, with 15 percent working on Wall Street and another 16 percent taking consulting jobs, according to a survey run by student newspaper The Harvard Crimson. Only about 20 percent of the class of 2012 went into finance and consulting.

Before the recession in 2007, 47 percent of Harvard graduates took jobs in finance and consulting, the Crimson previously reported. That number fell to 39 percent in 2008.  The reason for the decline depends on who you ask. Some suspect the financial crisis may have played a role in changing the aspirations of the nation's best and brightest. Now, millennials say they'd prefer to work in industries where they’re able to help people, such as health care….

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