PLEASE HELP!!!

Hi, I am an international student (Indian)applying for MS DATA SCIENCE for FALL 2022. So far I have 4 admits :
1. VANDERBILT UNIVERSITY - MS DATA SCIENCE
2.GEORGE WASHINGTON UNIVERSITY - MS DATA SCIENCE
3.UNIVERSITY OF ROCHESTER ( not RIT) - MS DATA SCIENCE
4.UNIVERSITY AT BUFFALO ( SUNY) - MPS DATA SCIENCE AND APPLICATIONS.
Post Masters I want to work as an Analyst ideally in companies like BlackRock, Goldman Sachs, Deloitte, Morgan Stanley, JP Morgan ( as in I want to work in the financial district of New York).
Please suggest Which one would be the ideal to meet my goals.
(For reference my bachelor's is in Statistics (major/ honours)with Mathematics and Computer Science ( minors/ generic elective (GE) / pass).
I have to pay a fee to atleast one of these by March 15 ....

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  • Analyst 1 in IB - Gen
Mar 3, 2022 - 7:19am

Going to be controversial here but why do I feel like most Indians are just incredibly bad at writing an organized post in general (i.e. WSO, LinkedIn, etc). Not trying to dig you OP but if you want to go to the corporate world hopefully you learn how to write concise post that is structured rather than something with caps locks and no structure.

As for your question, go to each university's latest career outcome and see if the students are going to firms that you are looking for. Most likely there will be a lot of FAANGs as your master is in data science (which you should also look into). This should answer your question. Good luck.

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  • Analyst 1 in IB - Gen
Mar 3, 2022 - 8:17am

Because English isn't our first language.

If you are lucky enough to have a privileged background where your parents can pay for private schools or if you are lucky enough to grow up in a cosmopolitan city like Mumbai or Delhi, you are gonna have an excellent command over the language and should have no problems communicating in the "business world".

On the flipside if you can't afford these things, 99% of the times you are gonna study with Hindi or a regional language being your primary medium of education. This makes it extremely hard for people to get fluent in english or to develop concise writing skills simply because the environment you grow up in doesn't support it.

Many of my American friends from college took second languages during middleschool/highschool and they were piss poor in both speaking and writing it. For that matter, I saw a lot Americans living in rural areas who also didn't speak proper English or spoke in a dialect that was miles apart from conventional English. These situations are very similar to what a lot of immigrating Indians face.

Sorry for the rant and I didn't mean to offend anyone. I just hope I drove the point forward that it's a product of privilege and environment.

Mar 4, 2022 - 10:08am
tierlistgoat69, what's your opinion? Comment below:

It's a quality to judge you by, as your ancestors were unable to create civilisation, or has fallen too far from your empires' days of splendor to create proper educational systems in the lingua franca/lingua scientia, or were too arrogant and stubborn to let go of a dying and flawed language. 

Mar 3, 2022 - 7:56am
anoobinfinance, what's your opinion? Comment below:

Hi, Thank you for replying. Sorry, I did not quite get you. Is Vanderbilt Not good for Data Science?

Mar 3, 2022 - 10:59am
wsomaster, what's your opinion? Comment below:

Out of the universities you listed, Vanderbilt is far and away the best.

Vanderbilt should be your choice.

Mar 5, 2022 - 11:34pm
5starboy, what's your opinion? Comment below:

From the ones you've mentioned, Vanderbilt is definitely the "best" one. If you still have time to apply, look into MS in Data Science programs at UT Austin and Georgia Tech. Both of these masters are on par with Vanderbilt (I think these actually might be better tbh). The reason I say that is because you can do them 100% online if you want and they are CHEAP, like only 10k for the entire Master's degree vs the typical 30-40k at other places, and both of these colleges are top 10 in CS in the US. I'm in the UT Austin MSDS program and I was able to get a quant internship for S&T at a bank because of it.

Mar 6, 2022 - 1:33am
monkeymonkeysuper, what's your opinion? Comment below:

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