Advice from Walter Davis, C’87

Walter Davis was on campus this week at the Graham Executive in Residence sponsored by the Babson Center for Global Commerce. Davis serves as a Morgan Stanley managing director and is the business head of the firm’s Managed Futures Department. In his public address yesterday, he ended with addressing what students really want to know: "How do I get a job?" He offered these final words of advice: 

  • Differentiate yourself by demonstrating a commitment to excellence.
  • Network. Leverage every contact you have.
  • Luck will play a huge part, but preparation is key.
  • Be extremely persistent.
  • Successful people are willing to do things that other people aren't willing to do.

Great advice! 

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