Why do so many top students end up at niche financial firms and under the radar startups?
It feels like you don’t see all that many people from Stanford/MIT at FB/G anymore. Relative to their size of the companies you see many more going to more secretive and niche financial firms like HRT, Five Rings, Ansatz Capital, etc or other startups that I’ve either never heard of or are moderately big like Quora. Do they know something that most people don’t? Are these sort of firms much more lucrative or better career wise somehow? Why does this happen? It seems people like they could easily work in FAANG but choose not to