A native of Southern California, Ben is an Associate in the firm’s capital markets team at AlphaSights, New York. He graduated from Cornell University with a major in History and a minor in Philosophy.

Cold sweat turning fear into panic, terrifying thoughts arising about your future, and all your work for nothing—a heart-wrenching truth indicated by a red mark on your test or paper reading “B+.” Secluded from society, school tends to condition students to define success as