Macaulay honors college baruch vs northeastern

I am deciding between Macaulay honors college baruch or notheastern. I don't really know which specific field I want to go into, but I would hope to land in some big bank. If anybody in this chat went to Macaulay baruch or knows anyone that went, please let me know whether the Macaulay program actually helped. Also for both schools, cost is not an issue.

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  • Associate 3 in PE - LBOs
Apr 7, 2021 - 10:43pm

I went to Baruch and the Macaulay part does not help, practically the same as going to Baruch without it. You get lounge access, priority registration, tuition, a computer, and maybe some other stuff but it certainly does not help. In fact, in most cases, I saw Macaulay students as a number go to more back office roles. In going to Baruch, you really do make your own experience. 

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  • Associate 3 in PE - LBOs
Apr 7, 2021 - 11:22pm

Not at all. The Macaulay kids end up doing very well academically but that does not really do much for you when recruiting. The early registration is good, but you can join other honors programs to get that advantage (Deans Scholar, ZUHPs). There are a few clubs at school that certainly help kids with recruiting but once again, the Macaulay thing doesn't help there. I would quickly glance at LinkedIn to see if its still the case where most of the Baruch kids that end up at good firms, front office roles, etc. are the ones that aren't from Macaulay, but the ones that kind of finessed their way in.

  • Associate 3 in PE - LBOs
Apr 27, 2021 - 11:51pm

I should have said networked and worked hard to get in. Honors programs not so much, aside from maybe ZUHPs which seems to help since the director of the program will often make calls to place her students. FLP is not an honors program but they do very well, but I don't think it is as strong as it used to be as the old director left.

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