I see a lot of non-targets keep complaining about lack of opportunity and how privileged those who went to target/semi target schools.
Big firms prefer to recruit or do events at highly selective educational institutions because those universities already filter out a lot of students during the admission process. As a result, they get access to a talented student with high growth potential. Which makes sense for the firm. It's not economical or promising to do recruitment directly from a not highly selective school with a mid reputation. But it doesn't close the door for that student because those top calibre students from non-target will be the ones reaching out to firms, instead of firms attracting them to campus. So at the end of the day, it's a numbers game for both sides but the odds are in favour of target kids because they are given opportunities whether non-target have to create their own.
Does it make sense?