any LAC targets that you guys might know?

I'm considering attending a liberal arts college and hope to pursue a career in IB after college.... can u guys please suggest a few LAC targets(except Williams and Amherst)
ps. I'm thinking about majoring in math(or any STEM-based degree for that matter.)
THX!!

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United States - Northeast

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  • Prospect in Other
May 23, 2020

Williams and Amherst place significantly better than any other LACs, but here are a few to consider: Claremont McKenna, Middlebury, Colgate, Swarthmore, Macalester.

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  • Analyst 1 in IB - Gen
May 23, 2020

Someone went to Macalester

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  • Prospect in IB - Gen
May 24, 2020

crazy to include macalester (where tf is that) in the same sentence as cmc and midd

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  • Intern in Consulting
May 23, 2020

Washington and Lee is amazing for IB. Basically anyone that wants to do it ends up in a good bank. It's a really small school so the alumni network is insane.

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  • Intern in IB - Gen
May 24, 2020

I asked this below but I'll ask again here since the other commenter didn't respond. How well do nescac kids (non top 3 since W,A,M place quite a few) do in superdays when interviewing against ivy caliber targets or finance majors at semi-targets in IB clubs? Is there much or any support for learning about the industry, recruiting timeline, and about 3-statement accounting, DCFs, LBOs? I know it would have been extremely difficult for me to learn about IB without hanging out and learning from my classmates also going into IB.

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  • Intern in IB-M&A
May 24, 2020

Can't speak for other colleges but recruiters constantly come to Lexington, Virginia to recruit kids from W&L. There are lots of opportunities for all types majors to learn about the industry and Alumni up to MD level are very receptive to emails and willing to help. The career development office is also amazing and will help you learn whatever you need. (You can also take whatever classes you want in a LAC setting so you can easily take accounting and finance classes while doing any sort of major). There are some major advantages of small schools with regard to personal attention and willingness to help from alumni. Fun fact about W&L, it actually has more alumni per capita in New York than any other school. It probably sends less kids in absolute values, but there also fewer interested kids so at the end it can end up being even better.

I imagine it is still easier to recruit in schools like Wharton. However, recruiting is already pretty easy at W&L. To be honest, if it was easier than it already is, it could almost be too easy.

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May 23, 2020

Williams/Amherst are the only LAC targets. Middlebury is the next best thing. Rest are far behind in terms of IB placement.

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  • Analyst 1 in IB - Gen
May 23, 2020

You can get into IB pretty easily if you do the work from pretty much every nescac...the network also isn't limited to your own alumni, all nescac alumni like helping current students regardless of school (less Conn)

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  • Intern in IB - Gen
May 23, 2020

How well do nescac kids (non top 3 since W,A,M place quite a few) do in superdays when interviewing against ivy caliber targets or finance majors at semi-targets in IB clubs? Is there much or any support for learning about the industry, recruiting timeline, and about 3-statement accounting, DCFs, LBOs? I know it would have been extremely difficult for me to learn about IB without hanging out and learning from my classmates also going into IB.

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May 24, 2020

thats great! thanks.. do you have any idea about the situation on vassar, colgate, W&L, davidson or reed by any chance?(I'm looking into these colleges as well)

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  • Analyst 1 in PE - Other
May 24, 2020

vassar alumni, great school and close to NYC which helps. alumni network is very helpful and even though top kids tend to go to McKinsey, a few go to BBIB each year

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  • Intern in PropTrad
May 24, 2020

Barnard, Wellesley, Wesleyan, Kenyan, Bowdoin, Swarthmore, CMC

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  • Intern in IB-M&A
May 24, 2020
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