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Waldron Career Conversation with Diana Richter '09 and Peter Moore '09: Graduating into a Recession

We spoke with Diana Richter ‘09 and Peter Moore ’09 who both graduated from Northwestern during the last recession with very different paths before and after graduation. Diana majored in Art History and pursued a career in entertainment and brand marketing. Peter majored in Economics and Spanish and after starting his career in investment banking, he quickly pivoted to working in startups. We talk about what it was like graduating into a recession, how to make tough career decisions in uncertain times, and advice for current students along with recent grads. Learn more at and search for Waldron or email us at Back to top