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Alex Grodnik is a co-founder at Switch — a next gen banking platform for Gen Z. Switch allows you to create an infinite number of groups with friends to help manage and budget your money together. Alex is also the founder of Grod Media, a company that produces podcasts to market and partner with brands, and he hosts the Moving Up podcast, a highly rated business podcast with over 500k downloads. Prior to launching Switch, Moving Up podcast and Grod Media, Alex spent over three years as an analyst for global investment banks like J.P. Morgan and Houlihan Lokey. Eventually, he returned to school and got his MBA from UCLA’s Anderson School of Management. In this Espresso Shots episode, Alex shares his best advice for how to break into the finance industry and why you shouldn’t take ‘no’ for an answer.

WHAT YOU’LL LEARN ABOUT IN THIS EPISODE:

  • Why your college major doesn’t matter if you want to break into finance 
  • What the 2-2-2 formula means
  • Why you should learn how to do financial models in Excel and powerpoint
  • Why you should read Warren Buffet’s shareholder letters and check out Showtime’s Billions if you want to break into finance 
  • How Alex hustled his way into a job he wanted during the 2008 recession 
  • How nothing happens quickly and his favorite quote
  • If you want to learn more about what Alex does in his current job and how he built his career tune in to Alex’s main T4C episode #230
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