MBA News: WSJ Profiles the Wharton Finance Conference

Yesterday, the Wall Street Journal blogged about the “irrepressible optimism of Wharton MBAs,” profiling students who are attending the Wharton Finance Conference, taking place in mid-town Manhattan.  Two-hundred forty students, almost thirty percent of the Wharton class, were on hand to hear keynote speaker Teresa Ressel, CEO of UBS Securities say that as a matter of pragmatism – not due to the crisis — many will not find or stay in careers on the Street. Nonetheless, the organizer of the conference, Matt Marsh, remains certain that those who are devoted will find their way, noting that amid a gloomy financial downturn, “Banks are still hiring.” Irrepressible optimism indeed…

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