If I study Computer Science at Brown, can I still break into IB

Hi there,I am thinking about going to Brown and I want to break into IB.I also want to go into SWD in case IB fails. I want to have a useful degree under my belt. Can I break in with a cs degree? 

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  • Intern in S&T - FI
Oct 4, 2021 - 3:49am

Cannot confirm. But I believe so. I think if anything you would want to major in CS over Econ. Maybe do CS major and econ or finance minor (not sure if that is possible at Brown, not familiar with their system).

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  • Associate 1 in IB - Gen
Oct 6, 2021 - 9:33am

The ubfortunate truth is no. IBs typically prefer kids with really soft majors (English, history, art, etc.). They also have a deep disdain for Ivy leaguers, in general, and for Brown, in particular. With the combo of CS at Brown, I just really don't see any chance tbh

  • Associate 1 in IB - Gen
Oct 6, 2021 - 2:55pm

Stop misleading him. If by the small, small chance that his resume doesn't get auto screened, he'll never make it through a first round without the interviewer sniffing him out. I'm sorry but you should've thought of this before going to Brown

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