Terras Irradient: The Amherst to Wall Street Pipeline

In 2020, 1/5 of Amherst College graduates went on to work in the finance industry; the next-highest number of grads — only 11% — went into consulting. In other words, finance is far and away the most appealing industry to Amherst students. At a school with such diverse opportunities, and which purports itself to be a progressive institution, why does there seem to be an Amherst-to-Wall-Street pipeline? What are the real reasons why so many Amherst students flock to the world of finance? On this episode, staff podcaster and writer Andrew Rosin '25 delves into these questions, and more.

Edited by Nicole Richards '23