Help Wanted: Meet Lauren; and Banking Futures

Thursday, March 11, 2010

The Brian Lehrer Show is continuing the Help Wanted project, which tracks five locals on their job hunts. Today, meet Lauren, our new participant. She worked as a capital markets and investment banking associate until she found herself part of a firm-wide downsizing.

Then, Tracy Handler, Director of the Graduate Career Management Center at Baruch College's Zicklin School of Business, discusses the prospects for recent MBA recipients.


Lauren , and Tracy Handler

Comments [5]


@Zak: We have a song parody on YouTube by that name, "Mamas, Don't Let Your Babies Grow Up To Be Bankers." Check it out at

Mar. 12 2010 10:00 PM
Zak from Morningside Heights

Mamas don't let your babies grow up to be bankers.

Mar. 11 2010 11:58 AM
Marie Gentile from Bellerose, LI

Re: the discussion as to whether to back to school for additional training, while Grad school looks nice on a resume, a real skill is going to make you stand out from the crowd. What's a real skill? Develop proficiency in a language other than your own - this is a GLOBAL market place. Check out some of the job descriptions today. Companies want employees who can speak Mandarin, Spanish, German, Russian, Farsi and yes, even French!

Mar. 11 2010 11:53 AM
Graham from new york city

Please, God. I have a passion for banking. Let me be a banker.

Mar. 11 2010 11:53 AM
Jobless Still from NJ

I graduated from Baruch College in 2008 with a BA in finance and I’ve been unable to land a job. I remember one of my finance professors constantly saying to the class that if we take a job for less than 90K with a Baruch education, we’d have a Mickey Mouse job. I cannot even get a job making 35K with my Baruch education. Is my Baruch College education worth anything to employers? What should I do?

Mar. 11 2010 11:43 AM

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