In forums, chats, and emails I read a lot of speculation about the wisdom of declaring an interest in pursuing a career in finance after business school. With all the Wall St. carnage, does such a goal doom your application? Has the possibility of a career in investment banking, private equity, or hedge funds disappeared with Lehman Bros., Bear Stearns, and the money in our 401K’s?
I decided to ask several admissions directors at schools noted for their strength in finance. I will be posting my question and their responses in individual posts over the next few days. There is no significance to the order in which I am posting the responses.
I found the directors’ responses thoughtful and informative. I hope you will too.