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Wed Oct 3, 2012, 10:17 AM

Chelsea Clinton Exited Wall Street to Seek Career With Meaning


(Bloomberg) Chelsea Clinton says she left her career on Wall Street three years ago to find more purpose.

“Intellectually, I loved my job, but I didn’t get any meaning from it,” says Clinton, 32, who worked from 2006 to 2009 as an associate at Avenue Capital Group LLC, a New York- based hedge fund firm. “I didn’t fundamentally become re- motivated every day in the way that I do now.”

Clinton has since earned a Master’s degree in public health from Columbia University, where she teaches a course in cross- national health policy, and is working on a PhD in international relations from Oxford University. She’s on the boards of IAC/Interactive Corp, the School of the American Ballet and Weill Cornell Medical College, and is a special correspondent for Comcast Corp.’s NBC television network.

She spoke about her Wall Street job in an interview at the Clinton Global Initiative’s annual meeting last week, fresh from a discussion about the future of Haiti. ..............(more)

The complete piece is at: http://www.bloomberg.com/news/2012-10-03/chelsea-clinton-exited-wall-street-to-seek-career-with-meaning.html



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Reply Chelsea Clinton Exited Wall Street to Seek Career With Meaning (Original post)
marmar Oct 2012 OP
snooper2 Oct 2012 #1
n2doc Oct 2012 #2
Kindly Refrain Oct 2012 #3
n2doc Oct 2012 #5
kestrel91316 Oct 2012 #10
Kindly Refrain Oct 2012 #11
Nye Bevan Oct 2012 #4
seabeyond Oct 2012 #6
closeupready Oct 2012 #7
hifiguy Oct 2012 #8
kestrel91316 Oct 2012 #9

Response to marmar (Original post)

Wed Oct 3, 2012, 10:21 AM

1. LOL, I predict a good thread



now that I made me some money....

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Response to marmar (Original post)

Wed Oct 3, 2012, 10:34 AM

2. Personally, I hope she does find it

She has obviously been blessed with intelligence, and has all the connections anyone could hope for. If she uses it all for good, then the country benefits.

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Response to n2doc (Reply #2)

Wed Oct 3, 2012, 10:37 AM

3. Obviously been blessed with intelligence?

 

So god decides who is going to be smart? The connections part I definitely agree with.

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Response to Kindly Refrain (Reply #3)

Wed Oct 3, 2012, 10:40 AM

5. She is getting a Ph. D. from OXFORD

And arguing about a turn of phrase is just petty.

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Response to Kindly Refrain (Reply #3)

Wed Oct 3, 2012, 11:55 AM

10. Intelligence can't be bought for any price, as Mittens so aptly demonstrates.

Call it biology or a gift from god - it's just a label. Connections couldn't confer intelligence on Dubya, either.

Take your militant atheism and stuff it. (Oh, and BTW, I am agnostic for the record)

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Response to kestrel91316 (Reply #10)

Wed Oct 3, 2012, 12:05 PM

11. Take your record and stuff it.

 

Intelligence can't be bought but a Phd certainly has a price.

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Response to marmar (Original post)

Wed Oct 3, 2012, 10:37 AM

4. Good for her. I would like to think that if I earned several million dollars,

I would do something similarly altruistic.

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Response to marmar (Original post)

Wed Oct 3, 2012, 10:43 AM

6. it never felt like a good fit for her. i was surprised that is the direction she went.

glad to here she is looking at different paths.

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Response to marmar (Original post)

Wed Oct 3, 2012, 10:47 AM

7. Good, glad to hear that. Big money can be seductive, but

unless you simply love acquiring money for it's own sake, most young people do eventually decide to pursue productive careers.

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Response to marmar (Original post)

Wed Oct 3, 2012, 10:50 AM

8. Good to hear and good for her.

I hope she finds her real passion in life. It is obvious that she will never have to worry about money, so do what calls to you, Ms Clinton.

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Response to marmar (Original post)

Wed Oct 3, 2012, 11:52 AM

9. She got an MPH???? I don't know how I missed that! How wonderful!

And now she's TEACHING!!

All you Chelsea haters can now officially go suck an egg.

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