Please tell me if I'm being naive?
I've read many archived post on this site about the best schools to attend to have the best opportunities at internships, job offers, etc. It seems at least 4 out of 5 people on this site claim to have come from an Ivy or a target school and they make it seem damn near impossible to get in IB or S&T with a BB or any good company for that fact unless you yourself have attended an Ivy or target school.
Now don't get me wrong I totally understand the advantages of attending a Wharton or HBS, but my point is the same BB firms that recruit at the Top 20 B-schools also visit alot of really good regional schools, so call me naive but one has to believe as long as you have, JP Morgan, Goldman Sachs, Citi, and Lehman all making trips to your school and extending offers every year, your shot of getting in is just as good as anybody, am I wrong?
It just seems that these firms wouldn't even bother if they truly had no intentions of hiring kids from non-target regional schools, please tell me if I'm being naive, but I believe as long as the recruiters are coming to see you, your ability to sell yourself is more important than the strength of your alumni.