I'm currently a rising sophomore at Northeastern University studying finance and journalism looking to get into private equity as soon as possible after I graduate. However, seeing as Northeastern is not a target school and has only recently come to a passable level of relevance, there are very few opportunities extended to us outside of our "world famous" co-op program.
I am highly considering transferring to a more competitive school (Oxford, Wash U, Claremont McKenna, Cornell, are a few that I am considering), I currently have a 4.0 and would most likely be able to maintain it if I were to stay.
Is it worth it for me to transfer? If so any suggestions? Is a strong GPA with good extracurriculars a good trade-off for reputation and a stronger network?