MBB Targets? (+ what to pick)
Interested in mgmt. consulting/tech consulting but also would not be against going into my major (MechEng, ideally FAANG-type stuff). I would like to experience both to get a feel for what I would like to go into as a career. Unsure how recruiting works, I've talked to some current students and I'll put what I've learned below but am interested in what people in the industry have to say.
Top choices right now are Waterloo/Queen's, maybe Toronto too but no decision yet. On the American side, I have a few state flagships (nothing like UMich or Berk) and some privates (NEU, CWRU, etc) - not terrible schools but unless something there really stands out compared to the Canadian options I'm not too interested.
Accepted major to all schools is MechEng/TronEng because I figured it's easier to enter business careers as an engineer than engineering with a business degree.
- Pros: Co-op allows me to try different fields (more so than other schools), location (closer to YYZ/home), good West Coast reputation. Looks like Bain has a good relationship with UWMCC and has a recruiting team, not sure about Big4 but I hear the recruitment at UW is ok. Good recruitment at Big 6? (not super interested in high finance)
- Cons: I've heard little about finance/consulting recruiting here, especially for non-CS/non-AFM students (accounting seems popular). Unsure what its reputation is for /Big4 for students in my major. Tough school (not expecting any of these to be "easy", but Waterloo is known to be especially grindy). 0 social stuff but you go to Laurier for that anyways. Alumni network - lacking or just don't like donating? Helpful?
- Pros: I know it's a target for IB and I guess MBB too, but I have no idea if that is only for Smith BComm or if it extends "schoolwide" (admission avg. for engineering/comm is the same FWIW). More traditional college experience. Big endowment, seemingly strong alumni network.
- Cons: Not known for engineering as far as I know and virtually unknown on the West Coast in general. Little further from Toronto but that's very minor. Supposedly a little racist but whatever.
- Pros: Good engineering program, applied PEY co-op (little worse than UW but probably more experience than Queen's), it's downtown.
- Cons: Huge school, not sure how it really places in MBB for Rotman much less engineering.
If any people with experience in the Canadian space could give me their thoughts, that'd be great. Thanks!