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Nov 13, 2012

Sure as hell should be. I wouldn't worry so much being classified as "target" coming from RPI. I think the only question is does MBB conduct OCRs at RPI.

Nov 13, 2012
JackDevlin:

Sure as hell should be. I wouldn't worry so much being classified as "target" coming from RPI. I think the only question is does MBB conduct OCRs at RPI.

You realize that what you just said is the textbook definition of "target school," correct? If a firm conducts OCR at a school, it is a "target" for that firm.

The breakdown comes when people begin using "target" to refer to the informal group of schools that every major financial services and consulting firm recruits at and using "semi target" for those schools where a significant number of firms but not all recruit at. A school like Stern that is not a target for DB or UBS but is for GS, MS, JPM, Barclays, Citi, Credit Suisse is often referred to both as a "target" and "semi target" depending on the person talking. A school like Stanford that enjoys OCR from literally every bulge bracket and MBB firm is universally considered a "target."

Nov 13, 2012
APAE:
JackDevlin:

Sure as hell should be. I wouldn't worry so much being classified as "target" coming from RPI. I think the only question is does MBB conduct OCRs at RPI.

You realize that what you just said is the textbook definition of "target school," correct? If a firm conducts OCR at a school, it is a "target" for that firm.

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Nov 13, 2012

I'm afraid it's not a target school :( A friend of mine at RPI needs to travel to Columbia University in NYC to meet some MBB recruiters at the Columbia's career fair.

Nov 14, 2012

Sure. If we are limiting this definition of "target" to firms that interview at your school.

More importantly and most certainly more practically - RPI will look great on an application not stemming from an OCR. I think you have an excellent shot at getting interviews with a dgree from RPI regardless if the firm makes it out to your campus.

Nov 14, 2012
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