An investment management internship in the summer of 2000—as the dot-com bubble was bursting—might have dissuaded some students from pursuing a career in the field. Jean Park was undaunted. After graduating from Harvard with a bachelor’s degree in economics, she followed a clearly marked path to portfolio management, starting with a job as a high-yield analyst at Goldman Sachs, then an MBA from Wharton.
“I’m one of those lucky people who figure out at their first real job what they find interesting,” Park says. That conviction ultimately led her to a position at Fidelity as a financial-services analyst in 2006—just in time for the financial crisis.
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