I listened this morning to a Haas podcast “Careers in finance remain viable in tumultuous times” with Abby Scott, Executive Director of Career Services at Haas, and a welcome voice of reason for panicked times. She acknowledges the current difficulties in the financial services industry, but also emphasizes that some firms are still hiring, particularly for M&A. work. In other words, the sky may be down, but it hasn’t fallen entirely.
While the podcast naturally has a strong Haas focus, it is relevant to MBA wannabes who think that finance as a field has disappeared as a result of the credit crisis and recession. It also highlights Haas’ strength in this area.