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In the News: From recruit to recruiter, alumnus returns to help students find jobs


When DRW, a global principal trading firm based in Chicago, came to recruit at Carnegie Mellon University, the recruiting team included a familiar face.

CMU alumnus Alex Xiao is a trading analyst at the firm and offered students insights into his role in an information session.

"As a student, there's so much to learn and your time is so preoccupied with classes that when someone is here on campus and you get to meet them, talk to them face to face, develop a relationship, that helps a lot," Xiao said.

As a student in CMU's Masters of Science and Computational Finance program, Xiao attended a 2015 DRW recruiting session on campus with eight other students.

This time, with Xiao as a recruiter, students filled every seat in a Porter Hall classroom; a dozen other students sat on the floor or stood in the doorway to hear Xiao discuss his career path.

Read more at Carnegie Mellon University News.