Occupy Hits College Recruiting

How is the economic environment impacting college recruiting? Interesting article via DealBook about Occupy Wall Street protestors demonstrating against banks coming to recruit on-campus.

… a junior at Yale who attended, said that although he hoped to land a job on Wall Street upon graduation, he did not necessarily plan to spend his entire career in banking. He said that he had some concerns about the financial industry, but that the prospect of learning basic financial skills in a challenging, fast-paced environment had won out. “My friends and I joke about, ‘Oh, are you going to the dark side?’…

Quite a turn.

When I recruited “tier one” MBAs years ago, our biggest competitors for top graduates were the banking and consulting industries. No doubt the last decade has taken some of the luster off that career path.

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