Posted by: Louis Lavelle on March 30, 2009
With the economy in turmoil, many MBA graduates are finding the job search tough going. To give readers some insight into the strategies they’re pursuing and the difficulties they face, BusinessWeek has recruited four out-of-work MBAs to write about their experiences for a new feature called “The Hunt” that will appear periodically on the Getting In blog. Comments, as always, are welcome.
Grant Garcia is a second-year student in the University of Richmond’s Robins School of Business MBA program. Before returning to the University of Richmond, he worked with members of the U.S. House of Representatives, Virginia House of Delegates, and various government affairs and lobbying organizations in Washington, D.C.
While completing his MBA, Garcia gained equity sales and trading experience at BB&T Capital Markets and worked as a Summer Associate in investment banking at Matrix Capital Markets Group in 2008. Garcia has appeared in the Wall Street Journal and speaks regularly about career planning for students in finance. He intends to pursue a career in trading after graduation.
Garcia earned a B.S. in business administration from the University of Richmond. He is also an alumnus of The Fund for American Studies Institute on Business and Government Affairs at Georgetown University.