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  • Analyst 2 in PE - LBOs
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  • Prospect in PE - Growth
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  • Intern in IB - Gen
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Tell me who takes Qatalyst over Silver Lake if you like tech

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sb0399, what's your opinion? Comment below:

I feel like there's tons of UChicago at Q

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  • Intern in HF - Other
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Can confirm - at least one, usually multiple people sent there each year last couple years

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silver90, what's your opinion? Comment below:
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  • Intern in IB - Cov
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Why would it matter? Especially for someone who's supposedly an AN2

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dolphhh, what's your opinion? Comment below:

Joseph A Bank

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  • Investment Analyst in HF - Other
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BX/KKR/Apollo

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sweatyycapitalmarkets, what's your opinion? Comment below:

My best guess is that they have to go to Philadelphia since that's where the school is. How else would that top % get to their classes?

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silver90, what's your opinion? Comment below:
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Mastery 7 IB Shitter, what's your opinion? Comment below:

The absolute smartest kids I met during my time there went to Silver Point / Point72. Otherwise, the top finance students go the typical GS, JPM, MS, CS, Evercore, etc. Some Liontree, Qatalyst as well. 

Many more are doing startups nowadays though. Even if they did the typical banking to PE, the vast majority of my high-achieving classmates are now in either startups or VC after a stint in PE.  

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  • Analyst 1 in PE - LBOs
1mo 

Not sure why you think Point72 isn't a spot for some of the brightest kids in finance...

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Mastery 7 IB Shitter, what's your opinion? Comment below:

Bro...I wish I got into those...alas I was not a top Wharton ug :(

I also may be off idk, graduated 5 years ago btw

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sithlord69, what's your opinion? Comment below:

What kind of base are they paying AN1s nowadays?

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gjdjshckrjd, what's your opinion? Comment below:

Top rx, pe, hf, plus the standard mix of top banks

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  • Intern in IB - Gen
1mo 

Copying from another post:

The absolute top-tier of Wharton (top 5%) usually go the top buyside programs (Silverlake, BainCap, AresBx), PJT-Rx, or on the rare occasion where there's an absolute superstar, a HF like Silverpoint or Samlyn. By top-tier I not only mean Summa cum laude/Beta Gamma Sigma/ academic achievement, but also someone who dominates the prominent investing competitions such as Silverlakes LBO competition, Silverpoint's Special Sits, Farallon or Samlyn. Furthermore, these students usually have some leadership positions in the most competitive Wharton clubs (WITG, Penn Investment Alliance) or in competitive inter-collegiate programs like Global Platinum Securities.

  • Associate 1 in PE - LBOs
1mo 

This information is outdated. WITG is no longer as good of a club as it was before. The Wharton Undergraduate Finance Club has replaced them as the top club on campus for finance. Also Penn Investment Alliance literally doesn't exist anymore. GPS or other inter-collegiate programs like VQ Investment Group are also feeders into top jobs. 

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  • Analyst 1 in IB - Restr
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grats on wufc but this is just not true

wufc has the best speaker events but witg still has all the smart upperclassmen which is what matters for recruiting and learning - look whos going to warburg, pjt rx, kkr, ares

nobody with a pulse takes wufc investment team seriously

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gjdjshckrjd, what's your opinion? Comment below:

Sorry but vq is not a feeder to anything lol they have a couple random good people but is already falling apart

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  • Intern in IB-M&A
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Surprised no one so far mentioned the obvious answer

Tobin & Co.

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kelleybeast, what's your opinion? Comment below:

Current Wharton student in top group (think PEVC Academy, WITG development team, WUFC Case Team), and I eat at a top dining hall (think Hillel). I myself will be entering Deloitte Audit this summer, but my club has one exit to F&P at a F500. Average student is BO/MO in T3 cities.

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ibde123, what's your opinion? Comment below:

Speaking specifically about the top grades (like top 5% good), top clubs, pitch comp, top internship types and making some major generalizations:

Buyside programs such as BX (PE and BTO), KKR, Silver Lake, and Warburg have generally been considered top as of lately. I'd add Bain, but the majority want to live in NY because it's fun. Slightly "behind" that is top RX jobs (PJT, EVR, HL). I wouldn't call that "second best" for a number of reasons, and many just don't want to hassle with full time recruiting (which is how a lot of people get the buyside gigs).

Beyond that, it's really the usual suspects of banks and MBB, and many people prefer coverage/M&A over RX for other reasons, so they would value these differently than the pitch comp crowd would.

Ofc there are plenty of more unusual opportunities sprinkled in that people take, but this is a highly generalized view.

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Any chance you know what MM/UMM funds people have joined/are joining this year

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