Long time lurker of WSO. I've read almost every post on here about "target/semi-target" schools and transfer friendly schools but I'd like your advice on my scenario.

I am currently a sophomore at Arizona State studying Finance at the W.P. Carey School of Business. My GPA is a 3.5 and I'm vice president of a major club on campus (not finance related). I also work full time to support my education. I previously transferred from a local community college so I'm not sure if transferring twice will have any effect on admitance to grad school later on or anything else.

What school would you recommend I transfer to? I've been eyeing Baruch and Fordham (semi-targets at best from what I've read here), but Fordham will be very cost prohibitive. Would it be worth the debt if I attended that school? Or are there other better schools, I'm competitive for, that I don't know about?

My main goal would be IBD or S&T in NYC.

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TBH in my interning experinece I've met like a combinded 10 (max) people from those schools interning & full time. If debt is a concern (which it was for me) I would recommend looking to large state schools that have good placement presence that are a bit more cost affordable (PSU, Ohio State, Michigan etc).

Can't say anything on the MBA front tho.

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Thanks for the advice. Obviously I would be willing to shell out the cash if I got into a target school. Do you think I'm competitive for any of them? Can't really find any clear answers in transfer GPA.


Are you in IBIS?

ASU isn't as bad as you think... sending a good amount to BB's this summer.

If you can grind hard, Goldman in SLC than lateral to different location.

Have you considered LA instead of NYC?


I've been looking into IBIS. Do you go to ASU?

I thought SLC was mostly back office? Correct me if I'm wrong.

Personally I cannot stand LA, however I would consider it if that's the only opportunity presented.


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