The University of Georgia is 25th in the nation for the number of graduates hired as Wall Street investment banking analysts, according to an article in the business news publication Quartz.
UGA was the 8th highest public school on the list, supplying 21 graduates to the 2014 banking analyst class.
This puts UGA in an elite league crowded by East Coast private schools. The top five schools for investment banking analysts were: the University of Pennsylvania, New York University, Georgetown University, Cornell University and the University of Michigan.
A contributing factor for UGA’s place among Ivy League is the Corsair Society, a university-wide student organization that connects alumni in high finance with aspiring students. The alumni act as mentors, guiding UGA students through competitive internships and job interviews.
“Many students from other schools don’t have this experience. Corsair provides [UGA students] with a toolkit for their full-time position. It gives our interns a leg up on others from day one,” said David Kirby (MAcc ’08), an associate at Goldman Sachs, in an article about the Corsair Society in Terry Magazine.
The Quartz article, based on hiring data from Wall Street recruiting company Vettery, states that 65 percent of this year’s investment banking analyst class comes from only 30 institutions.
The full article is available online.