Capital markets firms are recruiting graduates from the top schools in computer science and other majors to train the next generation of IT talent.
Despite the view that the U.S. economy is sluggish and it's hard for new college graduates to get a job, financial services firms are hiring. In fact, top Wall Street companies are reaching out to the elite colleges in a huge way to bring in the best and brightest graduates whom they can groom to fit their cultures.
Campus recruiting at the top universities in computer science, engineering, and other technology-related majors has become increasingly important for building a leading-edge capital markets firm, technology executives tell Wall Street & Technology. With the rise of social media, mobile apps, and other innovative technologies, firms are looking to the colleges as a rich source of young IT talent.