Updated November 28 at 12:26pm

Where do execs come from?

The Providence Business News Executive Poll is a weekly survey of 70 business leaders throughout the state, representing small and large companies in a variety of industries.

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PBN Executive Poll

Where do execs come from?


Did your undergraduate degree prepare you directly for your career?

• Yes – 46.7%

• No – 43.3%

• Did not complete college – 10%

Were your career choices inspired by your parents/family?

• No – 60%

• Yes – 40%

You sometimes wish ...

• For nothing, you’re pretty content – 83.3%

• You had a different career – 13.3%

• You could stay home with the kids – 3.3%

Is this your second (or third, or fourth) career?

• Yes – 46.7%

• No – 53.3%


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