Who has made it out from an SEC school

I'm doing research on SEC schools and their placements out of undergrad, particularly Alabama, Mizzou, Auburn, etc. Alabama places heavy ER and mostly diversity picks. I saw a lot of interesting stuff come out of Mizzou tho. 

On their website, they state their placements. 

These are all just some senior placements, all of which seemed pretty good. Anyone here go to Mizzou or familiar with their undergrad? Just any advice for someone who might go SEC this next year. 


Based on the WSO Dataset, the University of Alabama has shown notable placements in investment banking, particularly with a strong presence in ER (Equity Research) roles. It's highlighted that students from Alabama have been successful in securing positions at prestigious firms, especially if they have a strong academic record and solid internships. For instance, firms like BAML (Bank of America Merrill Lynch) have conducted on-campus recruitment at Alabama, which indicates a robust pipeline for students into investment banking roles.

Regarding Mizzou (University of Missouri), the specific details about placements directly from their website or from the WSO threads are not provided in the context. However, general advice for someone looking to go to an SEC school like Mizzou would be to focus on maintaining a high GPA, securing relevant internships, and leveraging the school's alumni network for networking opportunities. These elements are crucial for enhancing your profile and increasing your chances of securing a placement in competitive fields like investment banking.

If you're considering SEC schools for your undergraduate studies with an aim to enter investment banking, it would be beneficial to engage in finance-related clubs, seek leadership roles, and participate in networking events to build a strong resume and connections within the industry.

Sources: Best SEC school for Investment Banking, UVA or Cornell?, UT vs USC vs Vanderbilt vs Emory for Undergrad, How screwed am I if I attend the University of Alabama?

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I went to a shitty big 10 school (Penn State / Nebraska / Iowa / Rutgers) and got in. I always tell people if you go to a big state school, you have the same shot as everyone else. But, statistically, the person who went to Nebraska is not working as hard or have the same grades as the person going to Yale.


South Carolina is pretty decent, they have a program called the Finance Scholars that actually places relatively well for a SEC school. I know of kids that went to JPM, MS, WF, and there was a good bit that went to CS back when it was still around. Plenty of MM placements. I went there and got a MM S&T job being non-diversity with no connections beyond some networking I did myself. Oddly enough I didn’t network with anybody at my bank and still got the internship and then job.


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