Michael Corkery | Dec. 26, 2013 | The Wall Street Journal
SOUTH BEND, Ind.— Paul Buser was finishing up at Harvard Business School and likely headed for a job in private equity when a former professor, Scott Malpass, paid him a visit.
Mr. Malpass invited his young protégé to return to the University of Notre Dame, his undergraduate alma mater, to work at the school's $8.7 billion endowment. To close the deal, Mr. Malpass, Notre Dame's chief investment officer, pulled out an official Notre Dame football jersey, the kind worn only by the varsity players. It had Mr. Buser's name on the back.
"It was almost as if a divine hand had led me to that moment,'' recalled Mr. Buser, 32 years old, who accepted the endowment job in 2009 and has worked there ever since.