I have been following WSO for a few months now and just recently (now) decided to create an account for advice on a MAJOR decision in my life, choosing an undergraduate university. I am seriously interested in IB work, hopefully at a BB, but unfortunately I didn't work hard enough at high school to be looking at Target schools. Although that is a huge factor for opportunities at BB's, I still want to pursue that goal. Here are some schools I'm looking at, and I was wondering if people in the IB/BB world could rank them according to how prevalent they are in the field (1-9). Boston College, Villanova, Lehigh, Wake Forest, Indiana, Penn State, Rutgers, U of Miami, Maryland College Park. This will not be my only way of determining the school, as I have looked at most of these schools and will not be choosing solely on prestige.
Also, for anyone who has the knowledge or experience, what would advice would you give for someone like me about to start this process of working through college and moving into the business world, especially from a non-target school like these (ex. networking, getting good grades etc.) ?
This is an extremely stressful time for me and I would greatly appreciate any responses. Thank you.