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Why I Chose to Work at Stern Value Management after Graduation

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My name is Jack, and I’m rounding out my 13th month at SVM as an analyst. It’s been an interesting first year at work. Looking back, I can safely say that I’ve met many of my initial job expectations while working here.

Back to the Past

Prior to devoting my blood, sweat, and tears to SVM, I was a student studying finance at New York University’s undergraduate business school. Prior to that, I did not know what finance was at all. Like your typical clueless freshman, I eagerly absorbed whatever my more finance-orientated classmates said. And the consensus career to shoot for at an undergraduate business school? Investment banking. Now, I had no idea what exactly investment banking entailed at the time, much less what a junior analyst’s responsibilities were. I simply went through college familiarizing myself with financial concepts in order to blindly shoot for that coveted Golden Fleece.
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