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How Elite Colleges Still Feed Wall Street’s Recruiting Machine

By LAURA NEWLAND, Duke Alumna (2010), from the New York Times

Two years ago, I graduated from Duke, one of many elite colleges that function as a farm team for Wall Street. Four years before then, I had never heard of Goldman Sachs. A bank had always been that one-story building across from a gas station where my mom deposited checks and I took more lollipops than I was supposed to. But at Duke, I was quickly seduced by a Wall Street recruiting machine that is reshaping the culture of higher education and diverting the career paths of our best and brightest.

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Again and again we read about the forces driving the industry today, when we should be looking to the people who will lead Wall Street tomorrow.

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