Booth or CBS if Targeting NYC PE with pre-MBA PE Experience
Lads and ladies: curious on your thoughts of Booth vs. CBS if I already have pre-MBA PE experience and want to return to the industry (or growth equity) after my MBA. I want to be in NYC long-term, but don't mind going elsewhere for two years. As I see it:
- Might be slightly more respected in PE generally than CBS, though it's probably a toss-up when it comes to NYC PE in particular. If we were talking public market value investing, I'd give CBS the edge.
- Planning to return to NYC eventually, but I'd get to experience a new (and cheaper) city for two years and try something different.
- PE/VC Lab, though candidly that seems geared at people without pre-MBA experience (maybe I'm misinformed here).
- It's in NYC and that's where I want to be afterwards. Pretty straightforward.
- Easier to network in-person with NYC buyside firms.
- New Manhattanville campus - always nice.
- I'd get to keep seeing my NYC friends... but the flipside of this is it'd probably be at the expense of forming stronger bonds with my classmates. I don't live close to the UWS (and don't REALLY feel like moving up there) so it'd be harder to set up a spontaneous hang than if we were all living in Millennium Park Plaza in Chicago.
Obviously buyside recruiting will be a grind from anywhere (particularly outside H/S/W), but curious about your thoughts.