Public Service Is Cool Again
Peace Corps and others see ’60s-style interest from recent grads.
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August 19, 2009, The Christian Science Monitor — Prashanth Gubbala always expected to help save the world – just not right away.
That’s why last year he landed his first out-of-college job with the boutique investment-banking firm Canaccord Adams in Boston. He worked 90-hour weeks. He targeted his climb up the corporate ladder as a way to get the financial means and influence to help others.
But when he got a pink slip – along with other new hires – and ran into a family acquaintance he’d met at her going-away-to-the-Peace-Corps party, he was primed to follow his dream, too.