Currently been admitted to USC on a full tuition scholarship (school is basically free, I pay something like 10k a year for food+housing) and UMich - Ross (65k/yr for all 4 years). Cost isn't a big deal, but I would ideally like to have the money in my 529 ready for me in case I want to get an MBA, so I do not need to go into debt, however I am willing to pay for Ross if the difference in opportunity is large.
I ideally would like to work in IB for a couple years, and make a move to PE or VC for a couple years before getting an MBA and advancing my career in VC or PE, and if I get enough capital, hopefully opening up my own firm.
Overall, I would like to know how large of a difference is USC vs Ross is when it comes to landing an IB job to jumpstart my career.
I do not have that large of a preference in terms of where I end up working. LA/SF is fine, and NYC is also fine.
So my three questions are:
1. Where would you guys recommend I go? USC will be 200k cheaper than Ross which means I can fully pay for my MBA debt free if I go to USC, and I do not really care about which coast I end up working on, but I want to make sure I make the correct choice that will help me on my prospective career path.
- Is USC A Target on the West Coast and is UMich-Ross a Target on the East Coast?
- Is the difference between USC and UMich-Ross in terms of recruitingl/opportunity and chance of breaking into IB marginal or large?