Can we do some myth busters with Wharton Undergrad?
I'm a high school senior interested in finance, and I was accepted at Wharton. I've been told a lot about the school, but I want to hear from people actually in investment banking/consulting/etc. What are your impressions of the school? Does having an undergrad degree there help a lot?
Below is a list of statements spoken to me about Wharton- I hope they can provide some talking points.
- An undergraduate degree from Wharton means that I won't need an MBA down the road. Plus, my employer will pay for it anyways.
- Wharton provides access to the elite BB- the connections to be made in finance are rivaled only by Harvard.
- "You shouldn't be too concerned with debt at Wharton. The doors that will open for you will more than compensate."
- "You'd be stupid to pass up the opportunity."
- "The kids at Wharton are cut-throat."
So that you know, I love the school (the money is an issue though). But please spew out your honest thoughts!