Looking for some tips and pointers from some of you who might be able to steer me on a better path.
I attend Northern Virginia Community College and am guaranteed admission into UVA; I am **NOT ** admitted to UVA McIntire. If I was to attend UVA it would be as an Econ student..
My other option is to attend James Madison University (alum database shows quite a few that have gone to goldman/JPM/bb etc from here) and attain a Quantitative Finance degree. I have heard that even Goldman has recruited at UVA and that it is a very good tier 1 semi-target, does this sound right?
Personally I feel that a quantitative finance degree should hold more weight to a BB as the course is much more rigorous and leaves me with more skills. However, is the prestige of UVA going to overpower that? Which one do you guys here think is more valuable, QF from a non-target or a simple Econ degree from a tier 1?
I can do math in my sleep and have taken some intro programming courses so QF wouldn't be a problem for me even though i'm pursuing an analyst role at a BB; being a quant doesn't sound bad either. Let me know.