Before taking her place at the Wharton School, Neha Goel followed a conventional pre-MBA career path, working as a consultant at Deloitte, the professional services firm. After graduation, however, she will join the riskier world of fintech, with a job in the mobile partnerships team at Braintree, a start-up that enables app-based services such as Airbnb, Uber and Facebook to take customer payments. Ms Goel discovered fintech through her work advising internet businesses at Deloitte, falling for what she calls the “freedom and scrappiness” of start-ups. “Consulting was fantastic, however I had to walk away from recommendations and not get to see them go live,” she says. Ms Goel was also attracted to fintech “because it offered fast-moving innovation with dramatic and rapid results”.
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Source: Financial Times