Some of Wall Street’s biggest names were asked their advice for recent graduates — here’s what they said

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It’s that time of year again.

Graduates are celebrating finishing college, and embarking on the next step in their lives.

That can include snagging a job, scouring housing options, and getting your money in order.

And it’s easy to be sucked into a whole new cycle of anxiety and stress.

OneWire’s Skiddy von Stade interviewed a slate of Wall Street executives for their best career advice, and we took down some of the best tips.

Here’s what they had to say:


“You need to show an appropriate amount of commitment but also creativity.” – Philippe Laffont, founder and CEO of Coatue Management.

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“Say I’m going to take the next decade of my life and I’m really going to find out the thing that makes me tick.” – Jeffrey Solomon, CEO of Cowen and Company.

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“Find something that’s very fulfilling for you. Find a place where you can help people out and go do that.” – Glenn Hutchins, cofounder at Silver Lake Partners

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“Reputation.” – Joseph Perella, chairman and CEO at Perella Weinberg Partners.

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“It is all about resilience. Your career is not going to go the way you planned.” – Sallie Krawcheck, chairwoman of Ellevate

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“If you’re not adapting and changing, you’re dying.” – Ted Virtue, founder & CEO of MidOcean Partners

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“Add value.” – Lee Ainslie, founder and managing partner at Maverick Capital.

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“You gotta be very persistent.” – Jimmy Dunne, cofounder of Sandler O’Neill.

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