OWS Protesting OCR Events?

Read this article in NYT, was wondering if any of the ivy leaguers on here have experienced this? My school is fairly conservative so I have not seen any of it, but it seems pretty ridiculous to me.

"This year's Wall Street hopefuls have had a new force to contend with: the wrath of their peers... the antibank animus of the Occupy Wall Street movement has seeped onto college campuses. At some schools, anger at big banks has turned the on-campus recruiting process into a crucible of controversy... Even at universities traditionally considered to be Wall Street feeder schools, student bodies are becoming polarized over recruiting. At Harvard, Dartmouth and Cornell, student newspapers have featured polemic columns that urged fellow students to consider working somewhere -- anywhere -- outside finance. At Stanford, an opinion column that took aim at Wall Street's "aggressive, sophisticated and well-funded recruitment system" resulted in "Stop the Brain Drain," an online campaign that is trying to stem the tide of top students flooding into banks, hedge funds and private equity firms"

http://dealbook.nytimes.com/2011/11/28/at-top-coll...

Comments (18)

Nov 29, 2011

tell other fields to increase their compensation and we will gladly follow...until then...gtfo

Nov 29, 2011

btw they couldn't have chosen a more evil looking guy for that pic

Nov 29, 2011

Hahah I know he has a great evil smirk on his face

Nov 29, 2011

kid who wants to work in finance "for only two years" is brilliant. no way attaching his full name to that quote can backfire.

Nov 29, 2011

^^ lol...bet he is on wso too...

Nov 29, 2011

I really can't stand hearing stories like this. College is supposed to be about free expression and finding your path, but if that path leads into finance, all of a sudden everyone has a problem with it. How many of us came into college knowing exactly what we wanted to do and for how long, never changing our minds no matter what our major was?

At my alma mater there was a protest in which they tried to physically stop kids from going to class. Someone's paying a lot of money for us to be there, and we shouldn't have to deal with this stuff. These people need to stop taking out their insecurities on college kids. It isn't their fault you picked a major that has you living in a box.

It irritates me to no end. End of rant.

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Nov 29, 2011

Hmmmm, serves the Ivies for barring ROTC on campus all those years. Karma. Juss sayin'

Nov 29, 2011

The biggest issue I have with this is these kids at Yale, Harvard, Dartmouth, etc. are:

1) Most of the time going to school on their parents dime, and without income disparities and parents who are in the top 3-4% would NEVER have been able to pay for their schools
2) Even among the students who do not want to work in finance, a vast majority went to these schools in order to start a successful career in which they make a great salary. Why is no one protesting the pre-med or pre-law students? They will all make 6 and in rare cases 7 figure salaries when they graduate so why aren't people forming angry mobs outside the law school or science center at these places?

The hatred towards "the 1%" seems to not actually be targeted towards the 1%, but rather towards "those who make a lot of money in finance." "The 1%" is clearly just a catch phrase that a bunch of hippies thought would sound cool and start a movement if they applied it to a bunch of bankers whom they resent.

Nov 29, 2011
in_the_money23:

2) Even among the students who do not want to work in finance, a vast majority went to these schools in order to start a successful career in which they make a great salary. Why is no one protesting the pre-med or pre-law students? They will all make 6 and in rare cases 7 figure salaries when they graduate so why aren't people forming angry mobs outside the law school or science center at these places?

None of them want to admit that's why they went to those schools. The kids going into finance are the most obvious about their ambitions, thus they get the scorn. Pre-med/pre-law can get away with "I just want to help people."

Nov 29, 2011

Lawyers legitimately screw people of of money every second of the day, and are justly compensated for this.

Go occupy a lawschool

Nov 29, 2011

I could never ever get myself to be a lawyer... I would have no problem accepting a trading job, but no way in hell would I want to become a lawyer.

Does this seem weird to anybody else? I'm down to make money while adding very little to the economy/community, but I couldn't get paid to try to get scumbags back on the street.

If your dreams don't scare you, then they are not big enough.

"There are two types of people in this world: People who say they pee in the shower, and dirty fucking liars."-Louis C.K.

Nov 29, 2011

So... these people are not trying to discourage kids from securing finance job offers, when one of the big drivers for anger with OWS among the younger crowd is the crappy job market? Stupid... if anything, they should encourage all the finance oriented students to chase the dollar to ensure fewer competitors for the non-finance opportunities.

Dec 1, 2011

What happens when the Ivy Leaguers and other Targets decide they don't want to go into finance? Dumber people (in general) run our financial system. How many 2008's will we have then lol???

Non-targets can definitely do just as well as target kids can. I'm not stupid. But I sure as hell didn't get a 2350 on the SAT. I'd rather have a super intelligent CEO who went to HYP and worked his ass off to get to the top than a smart CEO who went to BU and worked his ass off to get to the top. Just saying.

I most definitely go to a non-target as well.

Dec 9, 2011

hey whitecollarands, you are an idiot. how is going to harvard proof you worked your but off and vice versa? you're as ignorant as these folks you're criticizing. bloomberg was a B student john hopkins and still got into harvard. go figure.

Dec 10, 2011

I'm saying IF they worked their butt off at Harvard and IF they worked their butt off at a non-target. If you don't take advantage of your education you're an idiot. I'd rather have someone who worked rally hard at a non-target than someone who coasted by at Harvard.

Sorry for the confusion but I certainly didn't mean what you are implying.

Dec 11, 2011
whitecollarandsuspenders:

I'm saying IF they worked their butt off at Harvard and IF they worked their butt off at a non-target. If you don't take advantage of your education you're an idiot. I'd rather have someone who worked rally hard at a non-target than someone who coasted by at Harvard.

Sorry for the confusion but I certainly didn't mean what you are implying.

Huh? What you said is that you would rather have a CEO that went to harvard over a non-target. Even though they are just as smart and worked just as hard. Really makes no difference...Going to a top school doesn't always mean you will turn out the best leaders or most ethic people..

Dec 11, 2011

I take OWS very seriously, but if I ever cross one supporter, he's getting it in the jaw.

Dec 11, 2011
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