Equity Research Career w/ Stutter

Hi everyone,

I am a rising sophomore who attends a none- target school and I have a moderate to severe stutter. I am really passionate about having a career in finance and equity research really captures my attention. Is there a lot of client interaction and how essential are verbal communication skills in ER? I don't let my stutter stop me from accomplishing anything but would like to know how it would be for me and what I should do to better my chances. Any tips in terms of networking, interviewing, or anything else will be deeply appreciated as well.

Thank you!

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Comments (6)

Jun 29, 2020 - 11:21am

Nobody is going to penalize you for having a stutter. One of the CFOs of a company that we cover has a stutter (which I stopped noticing after the second quarterly call). One of my old bosses has a stutter which evidently hasn't impeded his career as he consistently had the highest client interactions at the firm. This is a non issue.

Jun 29, 2020 - 1:01pm

My senior analyst has a stutter, and he hasn't had any issues with hosting calls or finding clients who want to talk to him. I don't think it should be an issue.

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