I've been recently accepted into Chicago Booth and wanted to find out its rep among the Ibanking community. I have worked as an engineer and want to transition into an associate role at an I-bank. Will Booth's name help me get my foot into the door as a career switcher, considering how many laid off bankers are out there?
I've also been accepted to Kellogg but have heard it's not as respected on Wall Street. My argument for Kellogg is that there is less i-banking competition (only 10-15% go into banking) so it may be easier to break into banking from Kellogg.
Finally, how does Columbia stack up to these two in terms of rep?
Just my gut feeling here: Harvard/Wharton > Chicago/Columbia > Kellogg
Any suggestions/tips are much appreciated.