College Selection_Where should I go for my career?

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Hi everyone!

I am a junior transfer student. I am currently admitted to UMich, USC, BC, Vandy, and possibly UVA.

I plan to pursue a career in either investment banking or consulting. Which school is the optimal choice for me?

Besides, in terms of graduate school application, which one has the best placement?

Thank you!!

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May 29, 2018

Do you already have a SA offer? Recruiting is out of hand so I hope you have something lined up going into your final year.

Jun 5, 2018

I'm terribly sorry for the lag in response. Please allow me to restate my situation with more details: I'm admitted to all of the schools above as an Econ major in the College of Arts & Science. I have an internship this summer but it's at a small company. I'm late to the game of recruitment so I'm considering about either extending my graduation or getting an MSF degree as a backup plan.

Back to my school choice, I've talked to quite a few alumni and admissions officers and found that:
- USC: The possibility of transferring into Marshall is quite high. I'm only required to complete 3 prerequisites and am eligible for internal transferring regardless of my year in college.
- UMich: Offers a much broader and tighter network nationwide. An alumnus from LSA also said it's likely to get resources from Ross so long as you're willing to hustle, and besides recruiters often find someone from a non-business background more special and diverse.
- Vanderbilt: Some said its high national ranking is a big deal in recruitment. And compared to UMich it's more undergraduate-focused. It also has a much smaller size so interactions with professors will be a plus.

At this point, it's clear that each school has its own irreplaceable advantage, but this makes me more confused about my decision. I'd appreciate it if you could offer me more advice!

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May 29, 2018

UVA Econ > Vandy Econ > UMich Econ > USC > BC

UVA McIntire > UMich Ross > Vandy Econ > USC > BC

UMich Ross > UVA Econ > Vandy Econ

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May 29, 2018

nailed it

Jun 5, 2018

I'm terribly sorry for the lag in response. Please allow me to restate my situation with more details: I'm admitted to all of the schools above as an Econ major in the College of Arts & Science. I have an internship this summer but it's at a small company. I'm late to the game of recruitment so I'm considering about either extending my graduation or getting an MSF degree as a backup plan.

Back to my school choice, I've talked to quite a few alumni and admissions officers and found that:
- USC: The possibility of transferring into Marshall is quite high. I'm only required to complete 3 prerequisites and am eligible for internal transferring regardless of my year in college.
- UMich: Offers a much broader and tighter network nationwide. An alumnus from LSA also said it's likely to get resources from Ross so long as you're willing to hustle, and besides recruiters often find someone from a non-business background more special and diverse.
- Vanderbilt: Some said its high national ranking is a big deal in recruitment. And compared to UMich it's more undergraduate-focused. It also has a much smaller size so interactions with professors will be a plus.

At this point, it's clear that each school has its own irreplaceable advantage, but this makes me more confused about my decision. I'd appreciate it if you could offer me more advice!

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Jun 5, 2018

Vandy MSF >>>>> Vandy >>>>>>>>>>>>>> USC Marshall (if you are positive you can transfer in) >>>>>>>> UMich LSA

Ross is very heavily recruited. Most spots are filled by them and it's the exceptional student that gets into FO from LSA - not the above average hard worker. (Not saying you fall into any of those categories - idk you, maybe you're a genius, but play the odds in your favor - not against you.)

Jun 12, 2018
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