Why 13 Young Analysts Picked Wall Street Over Silicon Valley
The battle rages on.
Wall Street and Silicon Valley keep fighting for the top graduates.
Students are increasingly waving good-bye to Wall Street... the tech industry just keeps getting more and more alluring.
And banks are getting nervous. Some have started to raise junior banker salaries, and others have cut hours - hoping to attract and retain the top talent.
Still, some graduates are still heading to Wall Street, and Business Insider wanted to know why.
So we've asked some recent grads why they chose Wall Street over Silicon Valley - even though tech is the industry du jour.
The computer science intro class was "the hardest class ever."
Everyone in the family worked in finance.
There's a strong fraternity alumni network connected to some banks.
It paid more than being a professor.
To pay back loads of student loans.
One guy found out another job was more boring than finance.
They found work on the tech side of Wall Street — the best of both worlds.
Wall Street offers a stable career path.
Some parents really push their kids to Wall Street.
Investment banking is a stable long-term career, while tech changes fast.
Wall Street works plays better to their strengths.
Tech's "not enough money."
And surprise, surprise — some people "actually" like their banking job.
And if you happen to be dating one of these young financiers, here are the...