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Tuesday, October 23, 2007

Alumni Networks Matter

Ever wonder how much impact a school's alumni network has on career success? In the world of Wall Street, apparently quite a lot. In this article, DealBook reports on the school connections of major Wall Times figures. Apparently, there's a lot of "school clusters".

If you want to see a pretty cool visual of the relationships, click here (it comes up small, but click on the image to enlarge it).

You could interpret the relationships as anecdotal evidence that networks matter. But I think it's just as likely that these top schools are the major producers of future "masters of the universe". So it's not surprising to see a lot of big form Wharton (for one example) or Harvard (for another).


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