Boston University for IB or Consulting?

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Hello, I'm currently an undergrad who's interested in IB and consulting. I recently got into Boston University as a transfer and while I like the school, I've heard it's basically a non-target (One of the better non-targets but a non-target nonetheless). I've also applied to some targets and semi-targets (6) but have only heard back from one of them so far (rejected). Obviously I would go to one of those if I got in, but I feel I should also inquire about a worst-case scenario where BU is the only school that I get into.

Will I have a decent shot at IBD or perhaps consulting there, assuming I get involved and keep a high GPA? Is there any decent recruiting that happens on campus?

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  • Intern in CorpDev
Apr 17, 2020 - 9:34pm

I have a few friends at the school and from what they tell me there are a good amount of people getting into IB and Consulting. OCR is decent, but they also have resume drops through the investment club there at many highly regarded banks and the consulting club facilitated recruiting at both MBB and T2 consulting

 
  • Intern in _none
May 1, 2020 - 12:34am

There is no OCR for IB at BU. Look at LinkedIn - every person who is doing IB this summer from BU is diversity. If you want a decent chance at going to Deloitte, then BU is the right place for you. Unless your parents are absolutely loaded, I don't think paying BU's price tag or dealing with the insanely high cost of living is worth it.

 
  • Analyst 1 in Consulting
May 1, 2020 - 11:00pm

Intern in IB-M&A:

Know many people doing IB this summer and maybe 1 or 2 are diversity? In the past few years I’ve seen several people go to Moelis, GS, JPM, BAML, Citi etc. Very strong pipeline to PWP, HL HSBC as well as many boutiques.

OCR through the Finance and investment club with resume drops frequently.

If your friends at the school are not taking advantage of the resources available, that’s their own fault and not the fault of the school.

Define strong pipeline

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  • Intern in IB-M&A
May 1, 2020 - 11:58pm

Current BU student here. You're correct that there are grads at Moelis Boston, GS, JPM (not coverage IB), BAML, and Citi, but there is no "very strong pipeline" to PWP or HL, or really to anywhere for that matter.

At any of these places, you will need a strong (>3,7) GPA and good networking abilities. You'll have a decent (but by no means certain) chance of landing something if you satisfy those requirements

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