Millennials' views of the finance sector as a whole have changed from the perceptions among newly-minted college grads decades ago.

"Bankers themselves have certainly done their best to encourage the impression that they've repented," wrote Peter Finocchiaro in a Salon article published earlier this year, explaining why fewer young people are succumbing to the allure of high finance. "Bonuses are down. New standards were [grudgingly] implemented. Even their once-extravagant holiday parties have been scaled back to human levels of decadence."

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