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Jun 10, 2019

The less of a target the school is, the more the major matters. There's some interestingly fickle nonsense where art history majors from Ivy's can get BB traction, but nontargets with a more quantitative liberal arts background and finance minor don't get glances. The actual school brand is way more important in my opinion.

JUST DO IT. Don't let your memes be dreams.

Jun 10, 2019

Odd thing to say about art history majors.

I once knew a guy who was a real WS vet. Started as a bond trader at Soloman Brothers during the during the glory years and ended his career post crisis as a fixed income PM for MS AM. He claimed everyone knew MBSs were trash. They just thought they would get away with it.

He once told me that art history majors were the best hires because the way they were able to think differently about markets and business. He also told me to watch out for them because they're most likely much smarter than I am.

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Jun 11, 2019

As a music performance major, I kind of appreciate the defense. I stand by what I said above though. The bankers love to pretend to care about your "interesting" background..... so long as you go to a target (which actually makes no sense prestige-wise, but they wouldn't know that). I'm biased towards us arts people myself because the concentration of people that are actually passionate about something in those fields is way higher than model bottle business bro land. I came to this industry because I wanted to, not because I care about nothing and arbitrarily chose the money maker major to get my parents off my back.

JUST DO IT. Don't let your memes be dreams.

Jun 12, 2019
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