Last week a talented 22-year old finance/law student I mentor recently faced a dilemma between joining a “bulge-bracket” Investment Bank and following his online dreams. Several of his University colleagues and recruitment specialists I subsequently spoke with confirmed that this daunting career cross-road had quietly become commonplace. Is it possible that the best and brightest finance graduates are viewing an “apprenticeship” within investment banks, management consultancies, private equity and hedge funds as a sub-optimal career path? My mentee shared some insights around the growing number of global finance graduates opting for a new career alternative – the online world – and it seems there is no turning back.
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