Did I mess by not transferring

So I just finished my freshman year at Emory. I had applied to transfer to a few places primarily motivated by WSO.I got into Northwestern, Vanderbilt, and Cornell Hotel(thought of it as a backdoor lol). However, I rejected all those offers. I'm going to be honest I've struggled all my life making friends and being happy but my first year at Emory was blissful. I really enjoyed and grew and I got a F500 internship freshman year through college connections. However I want to break into Investment banking so I do wonder if I messed up by not accepting the offers. It's kind of eating me up. 

Comments (5)

  • Analyst 1 in IB - Cov
Jun 12, 2022 - 6:34pm

Hey man, if you have made friends at Emory and are enjoying your college experience, then I don't think you should worry too much. It's not worth it trying to min-max life at the cost of your own happiness, and it sounds like you've found a good place for yourself.

The F500 internship as a freshman sounds pretty good, so keep moving upwards with the internship game, take some interesting classes, and enjoy your free time. 

Jun 12, 2022 - 7:17pm
whip, what's your opinion? Comment below:

who tf cares lol. if you're happy at Emory, then don't look back at what could've been and enjoy what you have.

i also thought a long bit about whether to transfer or not but decided that transferring was the right move for me because i wasn't that happy at my old school. if i had as much fun as you seem to be having, i would've stayed too. 

  • Intern in IB-M&A
Jun 12, 2022 - 9:25pm

Was at a school similar to Emory and transferred to a school similar to Cornell a few years back. It did not make much of a difference in recruiting. In fact a lot of my friends at my old school with similar profiles did equally well or better than me. I think you definitely made the right choice considering you were happy and Emory is good enough anyway. If you're still questioning it, take recruiting out of the question. Would you have even considered transferring if, say, you were guaranteed the same offer from either? If no, you made the right decision.

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Jun 12, 2022 - 10:29pm

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