Should I transfer to a super target? (COVID-19 edition)
I will be entering a target school (Dartmouth, Duke, UChicago, Brown) this fall and I'm wondering if I should transfer to a super target (HYPW or maybe Columbia) after my first year--if I get accepted, of course. It seems that COVID will make it difficult to network as a first year anyways, so I'm thinking that transferring might not be so harmful. Am I wrong to think this?
Btw I know a target school will already give me a big enough boost, but I've heard that super targets can provide even more networking opps for IB, offer rates, and prestige that can help me years down the line in my career. So is it worth making this jump? Or should I be happy where I am?