Binghamton SOM or UMASS Isenberg?

I am a current high school senior with my most favorable acceptances so far being Bing SOM and UMASS Isenberg (both finance major). I am hoping to break into IB during college through summer internships and land a position after college. I am hearing back from NYU Stern and Cornell AEM next week, however for now which of the two mentioned schools would you recommend? I have relatives in IB currently and wondering if that would help my chances if I attend one of the non-targets. Any help is appreciated, thank you.

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  • Analyst 1 in AM - Other
Mar 28, 2021 - 8:25pm

The most honest advice I can give is to spend the next 6 months studying super hard for the SAT/ACT to get your scores up as high as possible. When you enter school, take easy classes and get a 4.0. Then transfer to a better school. It will be extremely difficult to get into a respectable firm in a FO role from either of those school's. 

If you get your SAT up by 100-250 points you should easily be able to transfer into a more selective school. 

This may sound like brutal advice, but you will have a substantially easier time recruiting if you go to a semi-target, and the mundane time spent studying for standardized tests is totally worth it here. 

Mar 28, 2021 - 9:48pm

Thank you for your response. My SAT that I submitted to colleges was a 1490 accompanied with a 3.7~ GPA. I would say my extracurriculars were above average, yet still I have been rejected from URochester & Notre Dame. I was also accepted into Pace's Business Analytics program, however I heard that is also a not so decent entry point. If NYU and Cornell don't work out, what would you say is the next step?

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Mar 29, 2021 - 12:01am

Thank you for your input, Bing seems to have risen tremendously on most websites' rankings so its definitely not out of the question for now. If I don't get accepted elsewhere I will look towards bing.

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