Eliza Flint, '15
Concentrating in Sociology is one of the best decisions I have made at Harvard. It has broadened my view on how society functions and most importantly, it has forced me to think about how individuals act in certain environments. This aspect is crucial in the workforce making a student concentrating in sociology very well suited to work in a large variety of industries. The wide range of sociology classes offered at Harvard are both insightful and rewarding, whereby each class provides a different way of analyzing a sociological issue. Last summer, I interned at Morgan Stanley Sales and Trading and will be returning after graduation to work on the Equity Trading desk. With no background in Finance, apart from an avid interest in the markets and the firm, Morgan Stanley was very interested in my academic studies at Harvard and often find it more beneficial to hire people that do not have a solid background in finance, as the firm is then able to use their expertise to teach the individual how they would like them to think and work. In addition, the new hire is able to offer a broad perspective to better understand recent actions or trades that can be used in the future.