Hey guys, I have the fortune to be accepted to these programs and would appreciate some honest feedback on which school to spend my next two years
late 20s upon matriculation, 4 years in 2nd/3rd tier consulting (big 4), public university engineering undergrad
Short term: To either move into IB or into strat. consulting
Long term: entrepreneurship in China (am chinese american)
Basically I would like to know the recruitment of IB and consulting here and am looking for devil's advocate on why I should choose Cornell or Yale over Kellogg.
I know Kellogg might be the obvious choice for it's "m7" status, but I personally feel my chances at IB would be stronger at Yale, and I think either Yale or Cornell can get me to my goals of MBB or BB. The reason I don't choose Kellogg in a heartbeat is because Yale and Cornell (for better or worse) are perceived higher in East Asia for the general mass. I know you guys might be saying "yes but that's only to people who don't matter, i.e. people who aren't in the business community". But the thing is I want to start or partner for entrepreneurship eventually in China and most people (engineers, politicians, even business people) don't know the higher prestige of Kellogg as a business school. I also feel like Yale and Cornell are on the rise and in 10ish years will both be top 10 schools - Cornell because of it's new campus, and Yale because.. well Yale :)
So my question to you guys is, for those who attend or have attended or know people who attended Yale or Cornell - do you feel like your recruitment at BB/MBB was handicapped because you weren't at an m7 school? If so, why? i.e. was it because there was more competition for less spots? Because the quality of education was worse? Because the commute sucked more? Or were there simply less people gunning for those firms so it seemed like recruitment is less and basically if you are socially competent and put in the effort you will get it. Any input would be greatly appreciated.