So Incredibly Lucky

I don't really have too many friends which would understand this - so I thought I should share here, where more people will understand it. 

I have been blessed with a massive list of alumni who all are so eager to help, provide insights and are overall great people. I've had an insane over 75% hit rate with my school's alumni. People consider my school a non-target, which helps increase the hit rate and how helpful alumni are. They understand the grind and how hard it is to break in (which makes they more likely to reply [at least this is my thinking]). On the flip-side of this, despite my school being a non-target as far most would think, we have OCR for around 5 MM investment banks as well as two BBs. Furthermore, school alumni which have self-selected that they are willing to meet with students include:

5 MDs at MF PEs

10 MDs at BB/EBs

20 partners/MDs at MMs

3 PMs at large asset managers like PIMCO

150 analysts and associates

and 5 heads or co-heads of a firm's PE or IB practices

When I first enrolled at this school, I never thought that alumni would be so helpful, or in such high places. I am so excited and happy that things are working out so well on the networking front. I am not a very charismatic person, so I went into college thinking I would struggle to connect with people at these firms. 

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Feb 18, 2022 - 4:01pm
k1k10, what's your opinion? Comment below:

sounds like you don't go to a non-target then?? lmao what

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Feb 18, 2022 - 4:39pm
Isaiah_53_5 💎🙌💎🙌💎, what's your opinion? Comment below:


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Feb 18, 2022 - 4:46pm
What is Upstart, what's your opinion? Comment below:

Congrats, but idk how so many people are convinced of what they want to do after university before even joining, not only IB (which I didn't even know when I joined university)

Feb 18, 2022 - 4:47pm
thesunenevrsets9293b, what's your opinion? Comment below:

>claims he goes to a nontarget

>says alumni includes:

5 MDs at MF PEs

10 MDs at BB/EBs

20 partners/MDs at MMs

3 PMs at large asset managers like PIMCO

150 analysts and associates

and 5 heads or co-heads of a firm's PE or IB practices


Feb 18, 2022 - 6:39pm
Teller in Branch - Personal Loans, what's your opinion? Comment below:

150 analysts and associates. OK, let's say 3 years each. 150/6 = 25 per class. If your school is sending 25 per year to IB/similar roles, it's probably at least semi-target?

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Feb 18, 2022 - 7:34pm
Purple9988, what's your opinion? Comment below:

Yeap, we place around 35 people in IB type roles. We do have around 700 finance majors and 600 economics majors though so the odds are def in our favor

Feb 22, 2022 - 10:43pm
iridescent007, what's your opinion? Comment below:

If I have to guess I will say Rochester ? 

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Feb 22, 2022 - 10:49pm
eloquence, what's your opinion? Comment below:

Are you at a state school? I'd guess UGA, maybe UF.

If so, some of those top schools can be pretty solid IB feeders, given acceptance rate/cost. You have to hustle but it's all there for you.


Feb 28, 2022 - 12:11am
HardestOfHardos, what's your opinion? Comment below:

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