OSU Fisher vs Penn State smeal for i banking

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I like both colleges and each has its own pro and cons etc.

Pros: OSU
- i live in ohio so cheaper and much closer to family and friends( and girl i like)
- My mom works there so cheaper again
- I have networked with some guys in the Fisher Futures program
- They have an Fisher Futures investment banking program which selects 10 kids junior year and places 100% banking internships look it up :D ( one of my friends went to goldman
Cons: OSU I heard only about 30 peopole try so I seems like a high chance
- Penn states Nittany lion fund places 30 students a year to Banking jobs
- OSU isnt ranked to high on businessweek
- and it is risky waiting till junior year for getting into the club

Pros : Penn State
- smeal is ranked 4th in finance for recruiting
- places well on Wall Street
- great business facility ( trading room)
- They have a nittany lion fund ( which you can get into as an freshman) and eventully you try to become a fund manager ( about 30 fund managers) where 100% go to wall street too and Merryl lynch and goldman all hire here it is pretty significant.
Cons- Penn state
-will cost me good money
- family friends, gf far away.
- middle of nowhere
- dont have such a good networking background etc.

Honestly which one would you guys rather choose? Both seem good too me but i feel like penn state has better ops but it is 7 hours away from my house etc. Thanks again to all responses!

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Mar 18, 2011

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Mar 18, 2011

pm me

Mar 18, 2011

go to ohio state. fisher futures is a pretty solid program. they give you Wall Street Prep for free and have a ton of alumni in banks.

'places 100% banking internships' ...idk where you heard that. yes, there's a 100% success rate at getting a solid internship, but not all in banking. a few ppl in it dont even want to do banking, they opt to do s&t, work at the fed, etc.

Mar 18, 2011

...and would you really want to go to a school that cant even beat temple?

Mar 18, 2011

^ at least PSU's coaches and players aren't cheaters...

Mar 18, 2011

^ at least PSU's coaches and players aren't cheaters...

unless having a tattoo somehow enhances performance its hard to call it cheating

Mar 18, 2011

smeal all day

"Look, you're my best friend, so don't take this the wrong way. In twenty years, if you're still livin' here, comin' over to my house to watch the Patriots games, still workin' construction, I'll fuckin' kill you. That's not a threat, that's a fact.

Mar 18, 2011

Not this again... really... not this again at all... Wait... aren't you the OP from the last one?


Mar 18, 2011

- OSU isnt ranked to high on businessweek

This should be enough of a reason why you should pick Penn State over OH State.

Mar 18, 2011