Global alternative asset manager The Carlyle Group (NASDAQ:CG) today released the latest in its ValuCast audio podcast series, “Humanities vs. STEM: Which degree is better for a job in private equity?” featuring a conversation with Co-Founder and Co-CEO, David Rubenstein and Chris Ullman, Managing Director and Head of Global Communications.
In the podcast, Rubenstein outlines the 10 most important skills or traits for a career in private equity, which, Rubenstein argues, are learned or developed through a humanities curriculum:
- Ethics and integrity
- A good work ethic
- Being a team player
- Communication skills
- An aspiration to make money
- A focus on achieving specific goals
- A desire to give back
About The Carlyle GroupThe Carlyle Group (NASDAQ:CG) is a global alternative asset manager with $185 billion of assets under management across 122 funds and 81 fund of funds vehicles as of September 30, 2013. Carlyle's purpose is to invest wisely and create value on behalf of its investors, many of whom are public pensions. Carlyle invests across four segments – Corporate Private Equity, Real Assets, Global Market Strategies and Solutions – in Africa, Asia, Australia, Europe, the Middle East, North America and South America. Carlyle has expertise in various industries, including: aerospace, defense & government services, consumer & retail, energy, financial services, healthcare, industrial, technology & business services, telecommunications & media and transportation. The Carlyle Group employs more than 1,450 people in 34 offices across six continents.