Video: English Alumnus Sees Communication as Key to Investment Banking

Author: Todd Boruff

“I wouldn’t have traded my English major at Notre Dame for any other major,” says Greg Miller, ’87, a managing director at Greenhill and Company, an investment bank in New York City.

As an undergraduate, Miller attended a presentation by an investment bank and found that they were looking to employ “bright, motivated students” from a variety of backgrounds, including English majors. This insight led Miller to a career of nearly 25 years in investment banking. He attributes his successes to the values, analytical skills, and curiosity that were fostered as a student in Notre Dame’s College of Arts and Letters.

His English major, Miller says, is very relevant to an important part of his job every day—communications. “The ability to present your ideas, to think through ideas, to keep an open mind about alternatives, are all crucial to being able to provide good advice to clients.”

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Originally published by Todd Boruff at on October 23, 2013.