On the Grind: Consulting Edition

“Given I had never worked for a really large company, I had the image of these large firms as really well-oiled machines where everything was operating smoothly. It was reassuring and almost calming to see that there are mistakes along the way and no one’s perfect.”

Executive Director of Cornell’s Parker Center for Investment Research Discusses Investment-Related Careers, Future of Finance

I think for finance careers in general, students typically think about investment banking, especially at the undergraduate level. Part of that is because the investment management industry is not as visible on campus, they don’t tend to recruit in as great numbers as investment banking or consulting. However, this is an area that can be very rewarding, intellectually stimulating, and lucrative. If you are interested in that blend of quantitative and qualitative skills, this is a profession you should consider.