So for those of you who are unaware, Teach for America and Goldman Sachs firmly cemented their partnership this year. Goldman will be offering (at least) 20 minorities in the incoming Teach for America class summer internships.
Do you all think this is a move to try and take away from the evil perception of Goldman by being buddy buddy with arguably the most prolific non-profit today? Or do you see it as another way for them to access and recruit some of the most qualified "do-gooders" into the firm? Do you think something like this is good for TFA and furthers its mission? Do you think more banking/finance/consulting firms will make this type of partnership with TFA?
I personally can't see too many incoming corps members applying to the FO positions. I see them more tagging along for the people value (Human Capital, Operations, Legal) and supportive roles. From the 2011 class at my school entering TFA, many of the minorities aren't bothering to apply, and those that are are looking at BO positions. I go to a target Ivy too, so I'm not sure if that's the case across the board.
TFA is trying to get their alumni in positions of influence across the board though, so I don't know exactly how to feel...