IU to Stanford?

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Hi all,
I am a student at Kelley business school at Indiana University. I am looking to pursue a career in investment banking and I know that Kelley is not a target school for most banks. However, I heard that a lot of Kelley grads get recruited by William and Blair which is in Chicago. How realistic would working for William and Blair for a couple years and then going to get my MBA at a bigger school such as Stanford, Harvard, or Columbia be? Assuming that I do well at Kelley right now.

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Comments (29)

Feb 7, 2018

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Feb 7, 2018

IU is fine. I know for a fact many MM IBs recruit out of there. No need to transfer to pursue IB.

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Feb 7, 2018

IU also places well into NY BBs.

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Feb 7, 2018

If you get into the IB workshop, you'll get the looks from NY BB/EBs. If not, it's my understanding that placement is highly unlikely (of course anything is possible with networking, just talking probability here).

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Feb 17, 2018

Indiana University to B.B. or EB is simply impossible. Get to Stanford as fast as you can. Do whatever it takes

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Feb 8, 2018

Lol its easier to get to BB/Eb than to transfer to stanford

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Feb 8, 2018

IU had over 30 students place in BB / EB in 2017 you deserve to be gunned down in the street like the bitter / pretentious degenerate you are

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Feb 8, 2018

Deserve to be gunned down in the streets for thinking IU is not the best way to get to BB IB? Sounds a bit excessive

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Feb 17, 2018

'Enjoy your state school I suppose' is an insult? Kids are getting fucked up having a great time and still getting jobs at BB's and EB's. You remind me of the typical fuckstick daddy's boy who can only talk about how well he did on his exam. Enjoy being a nerd who shits on having fun, I suppose...

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Feb 8, 2018

First off read the post, they're asking about the feasibility of getting a Stanford MBA. Second ^

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Feb 8, 2018

You're an idiot; go take a look at the IU IB Workshop website and click on any of the 2018 members profile. A very good amount have FT positions in IB.
https://kelley.iu.edu/IBN/Members/memberViewForm_1...

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Feb 17, 2018

Yeah like HL RX Chicago is the best role I saw after creeping some of their resumes. Agree with some others that transferring to Stanford is going to be the best way into a BB/EB IB role without lateralling a year after FT

Feb 17, 2018

Evercore NYC? 2 to Moelis NYC? 7 to Lazard in various offices in the US? 2 to JPM NYC? The Investment Banking Workshop places roughly 70 kids in top BB/EB/MM every single year. If you get into the workshop, you will have zero problem getting interviews

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Feb 18, 2018

Gonna really suck when all their classmates at Lazard/JPM/Moelis get picked for the better PE interviews bc they come from better universities.

That's when university truly matters. PE hunters want the best of the best of the best

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Feb 18, 2018

The best of the best of the best comes down to who works on the best deals. You're not in the workforce and know nothing about how PE recruiting actually functions...

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Feb 18, 2018

Doesn't look like you've been in the workforce (if at all) for too long either.

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Feb 18, 2018
Trippy Taco:

The best of the best of the best comes down to who works on the best deals.

Jesus Christ, so many of you are so wrong about everything.

When it comes down to it, headhunters are going to place a disproportional amount of weight on school/GPA. 6 months on the job is not enough time to build up substantial deal experience.

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Feb 19, 2018

Really didn't see those but if that's true then yeah that's crazy for a class that small

Oct 11, 2018

You probably don't know the difference between going to just Indiana and going to Kelley.

Dec 5, 2018

There's no difference, Kelley is a joke lol, only the banking, IM and consulting workshops are good

Dec 6, 2018

So it's not even close to even UVA, UNC, etc.?

Dec 5, 2018

impossible? I have a friend, who isn't even that smart, at IU place at an EB

Dec 5, 2018

2 Evercore FT placements last year, 7 Moelis NYC intern placements this year, with other kids in intern and FT roles at PWP, Lazard, Rothschild, Greenhill as well as all the BBs...

The IBW at IU places ~70 people a year at reputable MM/BB/EB banks every year. Get in the IBW and you have as good a shot as any other school for an IB gig

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Feb 19, 2018

Tons of butthurt in this thread. Much of it from people who aren't even reading the two or three sentences from the post they are replying to. Weird.

Oct 10, 2018

Ah ok there used to be a post here where someone was posing as a managing director and group head of a bulge bracket investment bank. He then proceeded to praise analysts from IU.

It was pretty great

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Oct 11, 2018

Wow this REAL MD made an account on an Internet forum, just to tell off some 19 year olds who don't believe that Indiana is an investment banking POWERHOUSE. And now he has time for a quick, SNARKY RESPONSE.

I only hope to grow up to be a REAL MD who "...runs a group" and posts on Wall Street Oasis to hype up an undergraduate business school

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Oct 11, 2018

It's William Blair, not William and Blair. :-/

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Dec 6, 2018