Honest opinions on Bryant University

I am currently a student at Bryant. Didn't think I was going to college till senior year, finally decided I was and got my shit together and got good grades and best I could do was Bryant. For a school that is focused on business I feel like it doesn't have a good rep. Wanted to see what people thought about the school and the type of careers people think are a realistic goal.

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Jul 29, 2022 - 9:33am
monkeyuser69420, what's your opinion? Comment below:

Never heard of it brotha. Try transferring to better known non-target (e.g., PennSt/OSU etc) if it makes financial sense. These questions can all be answered btw by looking up school alumni on LinkedIn and seeing how many are in IB/PE. Simply Google "Bryant university investment banking LinkedIn".

Jul 29, 2022 - 10:36am
mpe1, what's your opinion? Comment below:

As a non-target grad do whatever it takes to get into a target school. Go to a state school and transfer after a year.

  • Research Analyst in AM - FI
Jul 29, 2022 - 11:32am

I toured there back in the day. From what I can tell, they don't have great representation in high finance or front office roles. A lot of their grads end up working at Fidelity's call center or similar. It's typically lumped together with Bentley and Babson but those have marginally better graduate outcomes.

That being said, it's proximity to Boston may help out. It is regionally known of in the area. So if you plan on staying there, target institutions based or that have regional offices in Boston, which there are plenty. Get to know your professors who worked in industry, they may be able to pull for you as I assume many have connections to the Boston finance scene. Also network your ass off with industry folks and build up your resume because that is how you can create your edge. Good luck.

  • Intern in IB - Restr
Jul 29, 2022 - 2:03pm

I'll build upon the first response by giving you a good framework to base your networking on while simultaneously allowing you to answer your own question. (1) Go on LinkedIn (desktop version) (2) Search "Bryant University" (3) Select "All Filters" and under "School" click "Bryant University" and click "Show Results". Now, you'll have filtered on LinkedIn for every individual that has Bryant University listed as a previous education. (4) Click "Current Company" and search for any prospective firm that you're interested in (GS/MS/JPM/WF, etc.). Now, you'll have filtered for every Bryant alumni that works at whichever company you're searching for. You'll have to do some sifting, especially when you search for BB's, as there's bound to be a lot of non-IB or BO/MO or commercial lending etc. roles, but this is part of the grind. You'll find a common theme that there's just not a lot of alumni on the street, but I wouldn't be discouraged. Tons of passionate and incredibly hard-working individuals break in from even more no-name colleges. It simply requires grit, a good "why IB" story, and excellence in the technical department. You will have to sacrifice more than you've likely ever had to. Good luck on your journey. 

Jul 30, 2022 - 10:09am
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