Hi everyone! I am now a freshman finance student at UT McCombs. I am non-BHP, regular BBA. I applied for transfer to Emory and just got accepted. I am planning to do IB, hopefully in healthcare or consumer retails, but not energy. I want to go to NYC.
Now I am considering if I should go, and will UT has a better shot at NY banks than Emory?
-I am in a selective finance org that places a lot of students in IB, but mostly in Houston energy banking.
-I will be having leadership positions in some orgs I am in now. (At least one and hopefully 2.)
-I will be having an off-cycle IB internship with a local investment bank in my sophomore fall.
-I am already familiar with the campus and had connections with a lot of upperclassmen doing IB.
-Great alumni network.
-A lot of banking info sessions (mostly Houston banks)
-Kind of comfort zone now after a year here.
-Extremely competitive atmosphere to get into IBA and WSFM (all IB prep orgs). It is hard to get in IB without those orgs but not impossible.
-Highly focused on energy banking in Houston.
-Not much presence in NY, around 15 students go every year.
-Big business school, big class size, need to work hard to interact with professors.
-Not such a big name.
-I pay a lot of tuition as an out-of-state without Financial Aid.
-I don't really like Austin.
-School is too big (50k students)
-So many restrictions on core curriculum.
-No math minor. (I want to do some math. )
-Smaller beautiful campus
-Smaller class size
-Great presence in NY (38%)
-Private school (but not sure how prestigious it is)
-Great alumni network in NY
-Atlanta is an amazing city
-Allow me to do Econ/math major along with finance and explore other opportunities
-More likely to get financial aid (meet 95% needs)
-Students from all over the country (88% McCombs students are from TX)
-Need to start over (no leadership position, no internship, new orgs, new people)
-No business school in sophomore year
-No structured IB prep orgs (at least from what I know. Can someone speak to Investment Banking Academy?)
-Lower business school rank
-Maybe less alumni network?
Thank you so much!!