Morning Coffee Jun 17 2012

Wall Street Gives Back

By Julie Steinberg

Drexel Hamilton isn't your average Wall Street firm. Founded by Lawrence Doll, a commercial real estate executive who was wounded in Vietnam, the institutional brokerage is spending 20% of its expenses on housing, educating and training disabled veterans for careers in finance, the New York Times reports.

The firm has helped 21 wounded veterans get positions at banks and brokerage firms such as J.P. Morgan, Goldman Sachs and Citigroup. If a veteran can't find a position at another bank, Drexel Hamilton will hire them.

So far, Drexel Hamilton has prepared 30 wounded veterans for executive finance positions. With overall unemployment over 8% in the U.S., veterans' plight stands out. Nearly one-third of young male veterans were unemployed last year. (NYT)

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Stepping Down (Bloomberg)

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The Place to Be (FT)

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Still Applying (NYT)

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No More Vacation (Globe and Mail)

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Short-Term Plans (At Work)

If you've got an M.B.A., you're in a great position to help companies that are looking for temporary staff to help with projects.

Tell Me More (Business Insider)

When you're asked to talk about yourself in a job interview, hone in on what you think the person interviewing you wants to hear about.

Buzz Around the Office

(Nothing's) Above the Law (wtnh.com)

A man calls 911 to complain about the way a deli is making his sandwich.

List of the Day: Big Corporation or Small Business?

Don't assume the work environment will be the same. Here are a few differences to consider.

1. Do you prefer structure or flexibility?

2. Do you like group work or taking ownership of a whole project?

3. Which is more appealing, knowing your path or controlling your destiny?

(Source: Glassdoor.com)




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