One of the Citi Group Penn State alumni, Krishna Nadella gave a presentation of current Wall Street banking situation and career search strategy last week. It’s has been a priceless opportunity to get insights from the people who directly deal with sub-prime products, witness the asset write down and involve in the major Citi Group issues in the recent couple of months.
For the 1st year MBA, it is valuable to grasp the big picture of sub-prime mortgage and related such product with current finance class topics. For the 2nd year students, in such difficult market situation, opinions from real bankers regarding to career search strategy in finance industry is crucial. During the conversation we all had the same question–what’s our value to the company when facing economy recession and people lay-off? Krishna gave us a great example of how he reacted effectively and efficiently to this situation.
In addition to his working experience, he shared a lot of personal experience in job searching. He had strong interest in banking, and moreover, he had strong will to get a job in Wall Street. I was very impressed that during his MBA, he went to New York biweekly to meet with alumni and learn about career in Wall Street! His effort in continuously building network during his MBA and his career distinguished himself from other strong competitors in the market.
It’s great time for me to meet with alumni who is so truthful. The next step is to improve my networking and work harder.
MBA Class of 2008
Paul wang is a second year student who has strong interest in investment and portfolio management. Originally from China, he believes that there is huge potential in China financial market and he would like to contribute his knowledge to the improvement of that market.