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  • Incoming Analyst in IB - Gen
Jun 19, 2020 - 2:29pm

Yeah, but that doesnt mean you cant get an equally as good or better offer than others at those schools. I would try not to compare yourself to people from other schools, as that's irrelevant now and will make you just feel worse for no reason. Just know that many people at Duke land great offers

  • Associate 1 in HF - EquityHedge
Jun 19, 2020 - 3:22pm

You've already accepted Duke. Just focus on doing well there. No benefit to worrying about this,

  • Prospect in S&T - FI
Jun 19, 2020 - 3:51pm

very unfortunate to see this from a future dukie. just relax and enjoy your summer and next four years. don't fret over recruiting as a freshman, focus on making the most of the A+ duke undergrad experience

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Jun 19, 2020 - 4:10pm

I went to a target and WSO treats the school like it's a community college lol. Don't let this website get to your head.

Duke is a great school. Almost all of the top banks and consulting firms recruit there. Just make the most of your experience and enjoy the summer :)

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  • Intern in IB-M&A
Jun 20, 2020 - 2:15am

Duke athletics and academics are both top tier. Basketball, lax are well known and the alumni network is massive relative to its size as a college with many alum working in IB. I think you landed in a much better position than you know !

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  • Intern in IB - Restr
Jun 20, 2020 - 1:32pm

There is a big difference between HYPW and Duke. A huge one. Within HYPW, there's a difference between HW and YP, albeit a small one, but it's still there. Some firms are exclusive to HW, at least at the junior level. Duke isn't anywhere near this picture in terms of IB/PE placements, but that's not to say it won't absolutely get you where you want to go. It will, it's still a top tier school. But it's not on HYPW's radar.
Expecting MS here by the army of Dukies. It's just the truth.

  • Investment Manager in HF - Other
Jun 20, 2020 - 1:47pm

This comment is insane. Do you actually have experience in recruiting across IB/PE/HF? or are you an intern as your title would suggest?

Across all of the top schools there are slight variations, as an example MIT is considered as a top school for most quant places but less so IB, Wharton is the top or close to it for IB, you get the point.

Additionally, there are some firms that are smaller (or are extremely selectively) and tend to target a smaller set of schools but will have other channels (outside of direct on campus recruiting) to make sure they get resumes across a wider spectrum of schools.

All that being said, the opportunities you have at Duke (or similar) Vs HYPW are similar, all top BB and EB's will actively recruit, and if you are a top student you will get interviews. Once you get interviews your school matters very little (your major might matter, your GPA, school brand might help orient those numbers but is rarely the deciding factor). You might miss out at a few niche opportunities but for the "standard" undergrad -> IB route you are totally fine and the difference isn't "huge" as the other post suggests.

Jun 20, 2020 - 9:22pm

Once you attend an Ivy League, Stanford, Duke, Georgetown, MIT, etc., you will all get the same opportunities upon graduation. Maybe HYP a little more so than others, but not by much. Focus on making the most at your school. I know many people who would do anything to get into any of the aforementioned schools, especially Duke. Congratulate yourself for this accomplishment and make the most out of Duke. The student life is incredible there and the curriculum is extremely undergraduate focused. The alumni network will work wonders for you in a way you have never thought possible.

  • Intern in IB-M&A
Jun 21, 2020 - 12:43am

Looking back, I did come off as a dick @Prospect in S&T, and @HoyaFromFlushing. Can't delete my other posts for some reason, but I apologize. Apologies on the GTown dig too. It is a top school that will afford all the opps you want, and you should be incredibly proud of your accomplishment.

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