I joined the Oasis just to ask this question. I am currently a freshman in the Boston University Questrom school of business, and I just finished up my first semester with a 3.93 (proud of that). One question that has been coming up increasingly, however, is if I should transfer to a school with better resources and networking opportunities, namely UPenn.
I applied got rejected regular decision last year, but a lot has changed since then. I have had my hand in a number of new activities, one of which was the starting a of a Non-profit organization in Utah which was awarded a 1.2 thousand dollar grant from the University of Utah in competition.
From what I can tell, my application and overall resume is much stronger than when I had first applied. But now, it begs the question of whether I should even try to transfer. I am doing well here at Boston University, yet the more I hear about Investment Banking and Finance in general, the more it seems like a necessity to go to a school like UPenn. To be honest, the prestige of Wharton has always been alluring to me, but I am not completely sure whether the effort would be even worth it.
My main questions are
1. do I even have a shot
2. should I try to transfer for my sophomore year
3. if shouldn't transfer, what should I do?
Any advice is greatly appreciated!!
High School GPA: 3.9
First Semester (17 credits): 3.93
Extra curricular activities: Capoeira Club, BU finance and investing, Non-profit organization management