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November 30, 2022

KPMG: Where Former College Athletes Go to Die

And a two-time Winter Olympic gold medalist too.

From the Wall Street Journal:

Accounting firm KPMG hires 3,500 college students each year in the U.S., and although the firm doesn’t target or track specific sports in its hiring, James Powell, national partner in charge of campus recruiting, says that he’s noticed that baseball, softball, swimming and diving far outnumber other sports. “Public accounting is very regimented. It’s about keeping score and being precise, and in those sports, they’re used to that,” Mr. Powell said. Ballplayers, swimmers and divers live by batting averages, field statistics, lap split-times or how to score a perfect 10, he added. “So when you say, ‘Here are the rules our clients have to live by,’ they get it.”

Which Career Is Best For You? The Clues Lie in Your College Sport [Wall Street Journal]

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