The numbers of Wharton MBAs going into the financial services industry reached a new record low this year, falling to 32.7% of the graduating class. Only five years ago, the financial sector hired 41.0% of Wharton's MBAs.
The decline of finance as a career option at Wharton was more than made up by the consulting and technology industries which grabbed more of Wharton's output.
I have recently read on WSO a monkey claiming that "once, investment banking was the most desirable industry. Now, you come after those who work at tech companies."
Amazon > Goldman Sachs apparently, if you want to brag about your job.
Do you think finance jobs are considered less attractive than they were in the past?