GE Capital V. I Banking

I've been speaking with a family friend at GE Capital and I'm pretty sure that I could get an offer there for their rotational training program (Full time employment). I'm also looking at JP Morgan's analyst program.

What are my prospects for B-School from these opportunities. I have a solid GPA, currently 3.7 will be at a 3.8 or better by the time I graduate (from a top 50 undergrad bschool). I'm living in China for my junior year of studies, class president, etc. Would either career choice give me a better shot at a top 10 program?

Thanks for your feedback.

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Comments (12)

Sep 28, 2010 - 6:28am

if you can actually get into jpm IB analyst program obviously that would be sick... but if your school is "top 50" instead of "top 5", then you have minimal chance and should just take the job at GE capital... GE capital is a good solid launchpad for a career and anything outside a top 15 school and FORGET about jpm analyst job...

that's just my advice, could easily be wrong

Sep 28, 2010 - 10:58am
International Pymp:
if you can actually get into jpm IB analyst program obviously that would be sick... but if your school is "top 50" instead of "top 5", then you have minimal chance and should just take the job at GE capital... GE capital is a good solid launchpad for a career and anything outside a top 15 school and FORGET about jpm analyst job...

that's just my advice, could easily be wrong

So in your opinion JPM is only for people who go to top 15 schools? Sorry to bust your bubble but I go to a school thats ranked HIGHER than 50 and we've got 3 already going there for IB and I'm sure they'll be a few more after full time.

Sep 28, 2010 - 11:28am
dumbyoungbum:
International Pymp:
if you can actually get into jpm IB analyst program obviously that would be sick... but if your school is "top 50" instead of "top 5", then you have minimal chance and should just take the job at GE capital... GE capital is a good solid launchpad for a career and anything outside a top 15 school and FORGET about jpm analyst job...

that's just my advice, could easily be wrong

So in your opinion JPM is only for people who go to top 15 schools? Sorry to bust your bubble but I go to a school thats ranked HIGHER than 50 and we've got 3 already going there for IB and I'm sure they'll be a few more after full time.

I think those people from your school went through various programs, I might be wrong.

Sep 28, 2010 - 7:32am

Agree with the "INT PYMP"...just looking at JPM Analyst program is not enough, you need to have some good contacts there and should of had interviews already as they only hire from targets a bit and mostly from summer analyst class. That said i know a few ppl from non target schools there that got in through various programs. Obviously, JPM would be the ultimate choice. As for GE, I hear they have a good program, nothing compared to IB intensity but well run and you might learn a lot. It is fairly well respected so should be good for B-School!

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Sep 28, 2010 - 8:49am

Either can land you into a top MBA program. You do not have to follow a set path. Remember the MBA classes are made up of 2 groups of background - your IB/PE/Hedge Fund guys and everything else. It's all about how you paint your story, network with admissions and current/past students and your overall candidacy. Your work experience is only part of your candidacy - they look at so much more (GMAT, leadership, International experience, volunteer, entrepreneurship etc....) . It seems like everyone comes from the IB/PE/Hedge Fund background but that is not the case....;differentiating yourself gives you the best shot. Also, you'd want to consider the position that gives you leadership development and access to senior members on your team - in the end, they will be writing your recommendation (think about it, if you're on a team of 50 at JPM, you better be a superstar to build up your reputation and face time with your VP/MD). Any monkey can crunch a model, but leaders rule the world. But yes - JPM IBD goes a very long way.

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Sep 28, 2010 - 12:11pm

Programs? Yea we have programs inside our school for IB but what difference does that make, its still through the school. The whole point I was trying to make is that just because you dont go to a top 15 school, the idea that you should just forget about certain jobs that are notoriously hard to get offers from is ridiculous. These programs that you speak of are nothing that any other person at any other school couldn't do by themselves. It's called networking and getting ahead by practicing modeling.

Sep 28, 2010 - 3:35pm
dumbyoungbum:
Programs? Yea we have programs inside our school for IB but what difference does that make, its still through the school. The whole point I was trying to make is that just because you dont go to a top 15 school, the idea that you should just forget about certain jobs that are notoriously hard to get offers from is ridiculous. These programs that you speak of are nothing that any other person at any other school couldn't do by themselves. It's called networking and getting ahead by practicing modeling.

Yeah, you can't make a blanket statement that precludes anyone who didn't go to a Top X school. Everybody knows that networking reigns supreme on the street and sometimes that is all it takes. I am sure there are many MDs and Partners who have kids that attend schools outside of the top 5 that manage to make it to prestigious programs, even if it isn't entirely on their own merit.

dumbyoungbum, not to discredit your school or the quality of the academics but there isn't a way for us to know that it was their capabilities/achievements that got those students those spots...could have easily been a friend of of the family that got them through the door. But obviously, that still proves your point that its possible, no matter where you went to school...its just far more probable coming from a target (Top 5) program vs. anything outside of that.

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Sep 29, 2010 - 1:21am
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