Harvard Econ Majors - Attending Harvard next fall
Hi, I will be attending Harvard next fall (class of 2015) and am thinking about what concentration I'd like to study.
I am thinking about Biomedical Engineering or Econ. For my future plans, I would either like to go to med school or try to break onto an investment bank on Wall Street.
I heard wall street sometimes likes to recruit engineers for their analytical skills? On the other hand, when I looked at the majority % of majors who were recruited into BB, they were finance/econ majors. A lot of these banks do recruit finance/econ majors but I feel like since there are so many econ majors (especially at harvard), does this make it harder for some students to break into the field because of the competition? If I were to do engineering, would it allow me to stand out from the crowd of econ majors?
So far, I've only met people who did liberal arts majors at Harvard who were able to pull off some nice SA internships so I have really no personal experiences as to whether which might be better (econ or engineering).
Also, if you have any engineering friends or just knowledge about the grading in engineering, is it probably easier to get a higher GPA with an econ major as compared to an engineering major? GPA, I've heard is one of the important factors for landing a Summer analyst internship.
I am aware that Econ is the largest major at Harvard and I was wondering if this leads to an increase in the competitiveness/difficulty of maintaining a good GPA (~3.7+)? I friend once told me that the larger class sizes for intro Econ classes was beneficial (I assume because more people were able to get A's?)
Appreciate any and all opinions/info!