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  • Associate 2 in PE - LBOs
Oct 5, 2021 - 12:58pm

Poor banking pipeline but massive consulting pipeline. Not underrated, just not oriented towards what WSO evaluates against.

I am an NU alum, I absolutely loved my time there. I could not have had more fun had I gone back knowing what I know now and did it all over again. It was just so wonderful through and through. Learned so much, have lifelong friends, explored all my interests and picked up new hobbies and sports, stay connected with the school to this today, I mean it was just the best. I'm not comparing it against other schools, I'm just sharing my experience.

  • Associate 3 in VC
Oct 12, 2021 - 11:34am

Chiming in as a Northwestern alum - Northwestern is absolutely STEM oriented. You won't have any trouble getting a job at one of the FAANGs or other SF-based tech companies. On the quant side, at least when I was there, AQR did on-campus recruiting (one of the founders, Kabiller, is a NU alum) and almost all the major prop trading firms in Chicago come to campus. 

  • Intern in HF - Other
Oct 5, 2021 - 2:07pm

I disagree.  IB isn't really the "hottest" field anymore.  Northwestern is pretty STEM overall. A lot go to tech/quant/consulting/med school.  However, don't underestimate Northwestern's presence in IB.  You won't have much trouble breaking in.  

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  • Analyst 1 in IB-M&A
Oct 5, 2021 - 2:08pm

I think the answer is Northwestern undergrads are less likely to go to NY due to proximity to Chicago and it lacks a finance major and that makes it appear "weaker" on this forum. Much in the way Stanford isn't considered a banking school. All east coast schools will place better because they are located on the east coast. 

That said, in truth, I think it's pretty easy to get most anywhere coming from Northwestern honestly/ I personally know people that went everywhere from Qatalyst, to CVP, to Goldman/evercore, to Blair (basically an NU circle jerk), to Blackstone.

People talk about NU being consulting focused and while maybe that used to be true, I don't really think that remains the case based on the last 4ish years. A solid proportion go into banking from NU and I don't know anyone that couldn't break in that didn't have some egregious flaw in their resume/ approach.

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