Getting into IB from Kelley

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Kelley is an obvious choice for me as I live in Bloomington and my Dad is a professor at IU. I recently got directly admitted to Kelley and can go for virtually free ( like 2k a year). However is it worth considering other schools if I want to work for IN or even BB? Or are the increased chances to get in not worth the extra cost I would have to pay for college. And what are the odds of getting into IB form Kelley? Any advice is appreciated.

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Nov 13, 2019

Not at IU, but a different B1G school. Past two summer internships (MM IB in CHI) have had seen tons of Kelley guys, definitely need to be in IBW though. Two guys were great and I still talk to regularly, one guy sucked. The kid never shut up and was always smiling (kinda like the dog from the movie Up tbh). But yeah, do IBW at Kelley and you'll be fine for BB, EB, and MM IB from my understanding.

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Nov 13, 2019

Junior at Kelley. Come on in. You'll be fine. I'm not in the IBW (GPA wasn't good enough freshman year) and I fared just fine. Have an internship in Corp banking (within IB) at a Canadian 5 bank in Chicago. Granted, not a traditional IB group with 130k + 90hr weeks out of school, but instead 100k + 50-60hr weeks out of school. But I do have the option to jump to traditional IB with relative ease according to a few bankers there. Plus better lifestyle.
So yeah, you can get into IB without being in the IBW. There's quite a few apps on the career center site that are for BBs and MMs, mainly Chicago. Keeping your GPA up is the #1 most important thing. IBW helps a ton, but if you rub shoulders with the prof in charge of it, he'll help you if you're not in it.

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Nov 13, 2019

It's good to hear you can be successful at Kelley without IBW. I heard that Finite and Calc are usually the classes that trip people up, I took both already and did well in them. Or are there other hard freshman classes? And is getting into IBW purely based on GPA? Thanks

Nov 13, 2019

Those are two of the tougher ones. Macro & micro econ can be tough depending on how much you pay attention. There's a stats class that can also be tough depending on which one you take. Then once you get to junior year, ICore is quite tough. But you're in it with everyone.
And yeah IBW is mostly GPA based. I forget what you need...I think it was a 3.7 or 3.8. If you have a 3.7, you're prob gonna land at least a couple IB interviews without the IBW. There's also an interview to get into the IBW, but really as long as you are halfway friendly, you'll be fine. If you can't get past that interview, there's no way you'll make it into IB.

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Nov 13, 2019

Thanks for all the help. And yeah I'm not really worried about the interview.

Nov 13, 2019

It will be easier to get into IB if you go to an even better school. If you don't care and really like Indiana, you can still get into IB if you work your ass and get into the IBW.

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Dec 4, 2019
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