College decision advice

I am a high school who has wanted to work for McKinsey for many years. I am trying to decide Williams and UChicago for college and I would appreciate any information on which consulting firms and investments banks on the east coast look most favorably upon.

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Apr 28, 2010

apples to oranges. I would take UChicago. Both great schools, congrats on your acceptances.

Apr 28, 2010

Personal preference = Williams. I hate the cold.

Apr 28, 2010

Very different schools. Williamstown is absolutely tiny, nothing to do there. Chicago is obviously not. Both roughly similar caliber, Chicago obviously better in quantitative disciplines. If you go to Williams (or any other liberal arts college), you'll probably have plenty of opportunity to question your choice of a career with McKinsey (which is definitely a good thing - I find it horrid to think you've not only settled on a career, but a firm, as a pre-frosh - what possibly criterion are you basing this on). I'd choose Williams, but I doubt your personality is at all like mine, so you should probably choose Chicago.

PS - Anyone who chooses Williams because they "hate the cold" has obviously never spent a winter in the Northeast

Apr 28, 2010

Winters in NE are bearable. The wind in Chicago is what kills. Williams is the lesser of two evils as far as I am concerned.

Edit: Sirbankalot is right. Go to Chicago. You'll probably fit in there better.

Apr 28, 2010

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Apr 28, 2010

I would grammar check.

Apr 28, 2010

If the following does not describe you entirely

-WASP
-upper middle or upper class
-went to a new england prep school (eg. exeter, deerfield, groton, etc.)
-play lacrosse, golf, quash AND rugby
-have a summer home on martha's vineyard or nantucket
-dress like a cunt
-at least 6 feet tall and in shape

DO NOT GO TO WILLIAMS. Everything else is irrelevant.

Apr 28, 2010
SirBankalot:

If the following does not describe you entirely

-WASP
-upper middle or upper class
-went to a new england prep school (eg. exeter, deerfield, groton, etc.)
-play lacrosse, golf, quash AND rugby
-have a summer home on martha's vineyard or nantucket
-dress like a cunt
-at least 6 feet tall and in shape

DO NOT GO TO WILLIAMS. Everything else is irrelevant.

10000% accurate advice.

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Apr 28, 2010

How/why do you know you want to work for McKinsey?

Apr 28, 2010

UChicago and you'll never look back. It a huge Econ hub too

Apr 28, 2010

It's like all the freshmen and sophomores at my school. Even if it is a target Ivy.

-"I always dreamed of going into Investment Banking"

-"I can't see any other career to pursue other than Investment Banking"

me "What is Investment Banking?"

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Apr 28, 2010

on a more relevant note. go to U Chicago. Great school

Apr 28, 2010

UChicago

Apr 28, 2010

Dude you're in high school and you already know that you want to work for McKinsey. Damn.

UChicago= Where fun goes to die.

I'd go with Williams, but that's cause Chicago sucks (socially, not academically) and I hear the area's unsafe too.

Apr 28, 2010

I like the idea of working at McKinsey because it is a competitive, intellectually driven environment that seems to pit itself against all of the world's problems, trying to solve them for others.
I am not a preppy WASP and and does this alter anyone's suggestions?

Apr 29, 2010
afteradvice:

I like the idea of working at McKinsey because it is a competitive, intellectually driven environment that seems to pit itself against all of the world's problems, trying to solve them for others.
I am not a preppy WASP and and does this alter anyone's suggestions?

lol that's some funny shit. Maybe Blankfield was confusing GS with McKinsey as doing god's work. You know McKinsey isn't the Red Cross, right?

Apr 28, 2010

wtf this is not college confidential. please high schooler, GTFO

Apr 29, 2010

Aww don't corrupt the kid. He's got plenty of time to become cynical on his own

Apr 29, 2010
zer0zero:

Aww don't corrupt the kid. He's got plenty of time to become cynical on his own

A school kid who thinks McKinsey is solving the world's problems, come on man, doesn't that make you giggle like a little girl?

Apr 29, 2010
youngblood:

A school kid who thinks McKinsey is solving the world's problems, come on man, doesn't that make you giggle like a little girl?

Sure, but I remember once upon a time when I was going to be all good and noble and still saw the world as candy and rainbows

Apr 29, 2010

U. of Chicago

Apr 29, 2010

U of Chicago.

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