This story was submitted by Gianna Chan, grade 11
On Nov. 5, the Harker Investment Club and Harker DECA co-hosted alumnus Amit Mukherjee ‘06, who spoke to students over Zoom about his journey from Harker to venture capital and his job as an investment partner at New Enterprise Associates. He discussed how his experiences at Harker and Princeton helped him in his career, and walked students through what his job as a venture capital partner entails by sharing his process of investing in the company Masterclass.
He moved on to highlight his failures in school and as a partner at NEA, sharing his advice on how to stay confident and grow from such experiences through journaling and meditation.
“How he revealed the failures that are hidden behind successes was meaningful to me, and it really reinforced the advice he was giving,” said Alexa Lowe, grade 11. “I also really liked the journaling and meditation aspect of the presentation, which was especially relevant because of the assembly we had about those topics a couple weeks ago.”