Editor's Note

by Carolyn Zhou and Marie-Capucine Pineau-Valencienne | 1/31/18 1:00am

Dartmouth is a liberal arts college. Most of us are working towards a bachelor of arts degree. We are working towards one day being able to frame our diploma written in a language dead for almost a thousand years (don’t you read Latin?) and hang it up on our wall in the prestigious office we will obviously all occupy. No matter what major we choose, or career plans we have, choosing to attend Dartmouth as an undergraduate is choosing a liberal arts education. For a campus filled with students of the “arts,” it never comes as a surprise to hear that three out of your four closest friends have secured jobs on Wall Street post-graduation — and the other one at a consulting firm in D.C. There are a myriad of stereotypes of the typical Dartmouth economics major: a preppy, Sperry-wearing student that can just as easily quote Adam Smith as they can rap along to Post Malone. These students come to Dartmouth to be robustly trained in the liberal arts school of thought. To leave and hopefully apply what they’ve learned of the liberal arts and be the founder of the next big startup, the next big investment banker, human-centered designer or finance giant. We come to Dartmouth to learn how to be the next leaders in society. In this issue the Mirror has decided to look at our Dartmouth experience with another type of green in mind: money. So, let’s get down to business, shall we?