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  • Associate 2 in PE - LBOs
2mo 

Kelley (IBW) >>>>>>>>>>>> WFU > Kelley (non IBW) = Fischer

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  • Associate 2 in PE - LBOs
2mo 

How tf do you MS this? Literally look at Moelis, BofA, PWP, Jefferies, Blair and tell me how many IU IBW kids you see compared to Wake. Probably 10:1. Worked in a top group at a BB for 2 years and we had 6 IBW kids and 1 Wake and our bank wasn't even a popular choice for IU

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Isaiah_53_5 πŸ’ŽπŸ™ŒπŸ’ŽπŸ™ŒπŸ’Ž, what's your opinion? Comment below:

Kelley (IBW) >>>>>>>>>>>> WFU > Kelley (non IBW) = Fischer

almost, from what I've heard on WSO it is this:

Kelley (IBW) >>>>>HYPSM>>>>>>> WFU > Kelley (non IBW) = Fischer

"If you always put limits on everything you do, physical or anything else, it will spread into your work and into your life. There are no limits. There are only plateaus, and you must not stay there, you must go beyond them." - Bruce Lee

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  • Analyst 1 in IB - Cov
2mo 

Would go Indiana or Wake. Kelley has a slight advantage in recruiting over Wake. Also know Kelley has the IB workshop. Will be more competitive, since most Kelley kids are IB hardos. Much more familiar with Wake, love their culture. Great placement across the board. Biggest advantage is their strong alumni network. Very similar outcomes but would consider fit/location, which are drastically different

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hrshljni, what's your opinion? Comment below:

So, I haven't been admitted into Kelley yet but I know that I can get in after a semester. IBW is super competitive from what I've heard. Assuming I can't get IBW then is Kelley still better? I prefer Wake's location by far over Kelley.

  • Associate 2 in PE - LBOs
2mo 

This is such a bad mindset. It's so rare to get in standard admit. Wouldn't go to IU if you're not directly into Kelley

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bzfracas, what's your opinion? Comment below:

kelley kids are little hardos. probably not as much of a good college culture than Wake forestΒ 

  • Prospect in IB-M&A
1mo 

Have similar options with the addition of Emory. How does it compare to these schools?

  • Analyst 1 in IB - Cov
1mo 

Emory is a closest equivalent to Wake Forest, in terms of outcome and experience. But Emory has the advantage of being in a major city and more of a brand name. Most would still say IU (IBW) over both, but Emory so close. IU (IBW) - Emory - WF - Regular IU. Really a personal decision, factor in fit/cost.

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hrshljni, what's your opinion? Comment below:

So, I haven't been admitted into Kelley yet but I know that I can get in after a semester. IBW is super competitive from what I've heard. Assuming I can't get IBW then is Kelley still better? I prefer Wake's location by far over Kelley.

  • Director in IB - Cov
2mo 
hrshljni

So, I haven't been admitted into Kelley yet but I know that I can get in after a semester. IBW is super competitive from what I've heard. Assuming I can't get IBW then is Kelley still better? I prefer Wake's location by far over Kelley.

Prefer Wakes location bc of proximity? Closer to home I'm guessing , but context would be helpful. What is cost difference w/schollies?

Bloomington > W-S imo, but it's obviously dependent on what you want.


Wake is a much smaller school with a tighter alumni network. IU is a bigger school with more to offer and a better college town.

If you want NY, SF or Chi, IU is better represented (partly sheer numbers, but most Wake guys I've seen at in CLT or ATL IB or PE).

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hrshljni, what's your opinion? Comment below:

Not closer to home. They are both about equally away (~6 hours drive). I just prefer NC over IN. I'd still be visiting OSU, IU, and Wake before committing. I like the small school vibe in general too. If there are any glaring issues though, let me know

  • Analyst 1 in IB-M&A
2mo 
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rickle, what's your opinion? Comment below:

Can't speak to Ohio State. Kelley and Wake are close. Wake recently launched (a few yrs ago) a Pre Wall Street Track which is similar to the IBW at Kelley. Even without the new track, Wake places very well. Most kids who want IB get it across many banks. I'd choose between the two and go with the culture / feel you like best.

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hrshljni, what's your opinion? Comment below:

Thank you for response. I'd have to visit both to pick one. Any more insight would be appreciated.

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rickle, what's your opinion? Comment below:

Just go on Linked in. Look up each school and go to the alumni tab. I'd do two separate searches defined by yr. Do a current yr (2023-2024 range) and then a wider one. You'll get a sense of how they place. Keep in mind Wake is a much smaller school than the others. Total UG is approx 5k. About 100-125 Fin majors each yr (of course other majors go to banking too, but predominantly FIN). Tons of kids each yr going IB, S&T, Private Banking, Corp Banking, Asset Management. If your interests fall in those areas, there's a high degree of success with or without the Wall St Trak. My guess is better than Kelley w/o the IBW and pretty competitive even with it.Β 

  • Analyst 1 in IB-M&A
2mo 

Fisher Futures has pretty solid placements and is pretty attainable if you're motivated

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  • Analyst 1 in IB-M&A
2mo 

Literally not 1 went to fifth third, check the website

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  • Analyst 2 in IB - Gen
2mo 

they don't update the website. literally everyone has placed, very well this year actually.Β 

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I-banker assoc 2, what's your opinion? Comment below:

A lot of people go IB from Wake. I went and have made it into the IB world. Tons of friends in it too. It's easier to start in CLT then pivot to NYC. Nothing is that easy from anywhere. I'd doubt IU would sell better than WFU

  • Associate 3 in IB-M&A
2mo 

Not going to join the fight above about getting into Kelley as a non-direct admit, but it'll be harder to get into the IBW if you are not a direct admit, and IBW is very competitive. Kelley to IB without IBW is doable but you lose a lot of the advantages. IMO you're chancing a lot of things with Indiana, neither of those 2 parts are a guarantee.

I would go Wake as you don't have to worry about getting into the business school or IBW. It sounds like Wake is your strong preference. It will be less cutthroat than Kelley/IBW anyway - as long as you keep your grades up and network your options are open

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bzfracas, what's your opinion? Comment below:

kelley places solid with IB workshop but is kind of like a state school that is geared for pumping out finance IB robots

Β Wake Forest has a more prestigious name overall but likely less IB placement due to nature of school.Β 

  • Incoming Analyst in IB-M&A
2mo 

If you can't tell from the thread, while Kelley does recruit pretty well, the people can be pretty insufferable in my experience. Stems from this hardo / insecure nature that a lot of kids have from going to IU.

Obviously I've met some good kids from Kelley, but generally meh. Wake is a pretty sweet school with less internal competition, so could work in your favor if you're a competitive candidate during recruiting.

  • Prospect in IB-M&A
1mo 

Have similar options with the addition of Emory. How does it compare to these schools?

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Banker12362, what's your opinion? Comment below:

All three place well, so if IB is what you truly want to do then you're on the right track. I would say WF is your best bet, they are more of an all-around better brand in case you decide you don't want to do IB, and if IB is what you truly want to do you will be competing against a smaller class and generally less hardo candidates.

  • Analyst 1 in IB-M&A
2mo 

None of the above

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  • Prospect in AM - Other
2mo 

Kelley is the best non-target there is i feel, if u grind freshman year you get a workshop and you're set for a wall street job. if not u grind the next few years and ur gonna get something imo. bloomington is ass tho ngl i kinda hate it here but the people are chill (a lotta kelley boners who have never touched grass tho but its ok). also u cant get much to eat past 11 and that kinda pisses me off. also wtf is a hoosier i still dont know

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