Sup guys, where should I go to school?
HS senior trying to decide between Cornell Dyson, UVA, Berkeley, and Notre Dame. On another discussion titled "Any info on Elliott", the thread basically turned into advice for where I should go to school, and I felt bad for kind of hijacking his thread. So a little context: dead set on a career in finance, and I'm looking to get to the buyside as quick as possible, ideally out of undergrad. Completely understand that MF PE orout of school is difficult, but doable from any of the schools I'm deciding between (right?). Fortunate enough to have strong connections to several BBs/EBs via family, and the reason I want to break into the buyside is that I'm really passionate about investing; not sure if I find banking intellectually stimulating. In the thread I accidentally hijacked, I made a list of HFs that I would give my left arm to work at, and I think that these funds will outperform in the next decade:
Holocene, Melvin, D1, Anomaly, Abdiel, Whale Rock, Altimeter, Alua, (former Viking CIO + seniorlaunched this fund -- $2bn I think), XN (Former Soroban CIO), Eminence, Light Street, Dragoneer, and of course the 4-5 big Tiger cubs.
Going to do my best to get a high GPA, get into all the top clubs, network like crazy, and continue learning/building my investing acumen. Even if I do all of those, it's gonna be hard to break into one of those shops. My ultimate dream would be to break into one of those funds out of school (meaning try to get an internship at one of them, and then trying to impress my boss for a FT offer), or to break into MF PE, do that for 2 years, then go to one of those funds. Do you guys think either of those would be possible from the schools I mentioned? Some of the guys on the previous thread I mentioned were really surprised about how much I know: I am really interested in investing, I try to keep up with the industry to the best of my ability, and I'm surrounded by this stuff from my family.
I see myself in NYC out of school (ideally). Berkeley has sick weather but is really far, Cornell is an ivy + I'm already in the business school, and UVA and Notre Dame are also really good. I'm sure the social life is great at all 4, and I'm sure I'd have fun at any of them. So, which school do you guys think would give me the best chance of landing a gig at one of those shops?