distinguishing yourself among analysts for B-school
I know there's not right or wrong answer here, but I had a question regarding MBA admissions. When MBA programs look at IB analyst applicants, how do they decide who is more competitive? I know the interview and GMAT are important, but as far as what analysts have accomplished the last two years, isn't it pretty much the same for everyone? How important are undergrad school/major/GPA? And what about the prestige of the bank?
I'll be a SA at a decent bank this summer, but it's not a top BB. If I enjoy it I'd like to stay, but would I be doing myself a disservice when it comes time to apply to B-school, not having tried for a more prestigious bank? I'd certainly be trying for a top MBA program.