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  • Analyst 1 in IB-M&A
Jan 3, 2020

I went to HYP. It places decently, but not lights out as kids here like to think.

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Jan 3, 2020

What % of students would say get BB/EB out of the students that are interested and apply? What % about of kids with average/slightly below average GPAs getting IB?

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  • Intern in IB - Gen
Jan 3, 2020

uva

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  • Prospect in 
Jan 3, 2020

poor troll attempt, the placements at that school speak for themselves

if uva is overrated so are mich, cal, and duke

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  • Intern in IB - Gen
Jan 4, 2020

leave it to UVA kids to think theyre at the level of Duke

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Jan 3, 2020

Grad or undergrad

Jan 3, 2020

Incoming Darden shade. McIntire certainly isn't overrated.

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  • Intern in IB - Gen
Jan 3, 2020

undergrad

Jan 5, 2020
Intern in IB - Gen:

undergrad

I'd go with Ohio St. Fisher. Very small representation, if any, from my interactions.

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Jan 3, 2020

I'll get this party started: SMU

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Funniest
Jan 3, 2020

It can't be overrated if everyone already knows placement is weak

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Jan 3, 2020

Lmfao

  • Intern in IB - Gen
Jan 3, 2020

Wharton lmao

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Jan 3, 2020

Wash U. Olin; Is ranked really highly but doesn't place well on the street. Good for consulting/pm stuff recent years

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Jan 3, 2020

Can we all just collectively agree U of Miami (OH) grads are fkn useless

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Jan 4, 2020

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Jan 6, 2020

I know a couple grads who are very qualified, but yeah as a whole they're useless. The whole public ivy stuff is a load of bs imo.

I think I did this right

  • Intern in IB - Gen
Jan 3, 2020

gotta be UVA - defended like crazy for no reason

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  • Intern in IB - Gen
Jan 3, 2020

Second

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  • Intern in IB - Ind
Jan 5, 2020

Guessing its kids who couldn't go to legitimate targets and need to exaggerate for their egos. UVA is either spoiled legacy frat bros, nerdy TJHSST kids, or plain idiotic VCCS transfers.

I'm a student here, love it, but won't pretend that the % of kids we send into high finance is better than what you would find at a typical semitarget.

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  • Intern in IB - Ind
Jan 5, 2020

do you consider duke and gu semitargets then? because if you look at placements online uva places the same/more. if your definition of a target is just HYPSW schools then you're out of touch with the landscape nowadays

sounds like you're claiming to go to uva just so you can give your bullshit comment more credibility. uva is a name that is well regarded and known by every bank on the street; just like those other two grea schools

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  • Intern in IB-M&A
Jan 3, 2020

any public school and nyu stern

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  • Intern in IB-M&A
Jan 3, 2020

from a school like stern you need a 3.9 to be competitive for BBs

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Jan 4, 2020

Found the Stern student lol. Maybe in absolute value, yes, Stern sends a lot. But if you look at their relative value to smaller schools like Cornell and the quality of placement, Stern is somewhat overrated.

Jan 5, 2020

Because there are 500 students all wanting to go into IB and only a small fraction actually get in.

Jan 5, 2020

Strong Michigan and UVA reacts.

  • Intern in IB - Gen
Jan 5, 2020

Do you think UVA is a target?

Jan 3, 2020

Are all these anonymous interns the same person? I mean you gotta be something to at once shit on Wharton, UVA, and Stern.

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Jan 4, 2020

What's the with fucking UVA slander? Check their 2018 mcintire destination report. They are definitely not overrated LOL

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Jan 4, 2020

Any state school that we say places well because they have some super highly selective IB workshop or honors program where only those kids get in and no one else. Looking at IU IB Workshops, UF-MSF, Penn State NLF, etc.

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  • Prospect in Other
Jan 4, 2020

I go to UF and those who don't do MSF still end up at solid MM shops (STRH/RJ/WF). Sure it's no Goldman but it's not bad for a nontarget.

Jan 5, 2020

UIUC Gies IB Academy

Jan 5, 2020

UIUC Gies IB Academy

  • Intern in IB - Gen
Jan 5, 2020

Damn Billy, you really riling the kids up. So many triggered "interns" haha

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Jan 5, 2020

I go to UVA (3rd year, doing IB this summer), in the comm school there are about ~370 3rd year students. No clue how many want to do finance / banking, but probably a decent amount. most comm school students do IB, consulting, accounting, AM. very rarely into PE or HF but I do have some friends that jumped right in.

id say ive seen over 20ish kids go top tier BB (GS, MS, JPM), 20-30 go BB but lower tier (CS, BAML, UBS), 30-40 go middle market, and 10+ go EBs. I don't have other schools #s to compare it to, but I'd say thats pretty damn good...def not overrated lol.

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  • Intern in IB - Ind
Jan 5, 2020

this is 100% accurate and you are even probably understating the placement. people hate on UVA on wso because they're miserable at their stern/wharton while we have a blast on grounds

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  • Intern in IB - Gen
Jan 6, 2020

Clown

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Jan 12, 2020
Intern in IB - Ind:

this is 100% accurate and you are even probably understating the placement. people hate on UVA on wso because they're miserable at their stern/wharton while we have a blast on grounds

Yea man, playing soft ball in pink pants is awesome

Jan 6, 2020

Compliance/HR at the BBS?

Jan 8, 2020

I graduated from the MS Commerce this past year. I won't compare my program's placement to BS Comm since BS Comm's is way better.

Out of 40 finance track students in my program, we have the following placement:
McKinsey, Bain, Greenhill, CS LevFin, Harris Williams x 2, Stifel, MM PE, boutique IB doing healthcare in Charlotte (myself but I turned down the offer), RBC, boutique IB doing fintech (not FTP).

Those are only students whom I know well. There are a few other students I don't know well or barely talk to.

This is 11/40 already getting IB/top consulting offers, give or take I would say 15/40 got offers comparable to IB offers or actual IB offers. That's about 37.5%. I won't say this rate is low.

This is for UVa's MS commerce program. For BS commerce it is only better. I don't know why people throw MS at comments saying UVa is def a target.

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  • Intern in IB - Gen
Jan 9, 2020

what does UNC have to do with anything?

Jan 6, 2020

I'd toss out a wildcard here: UC Berkeley. Unfortunately for them, a lot of IB/CO/Tech recruiters use them as the backup pool to Stanford because of geographic proximity. It's a shame really, it's not as though the kids are significantly less talented or hardworking, they're just screwed based on the fact many firms have smaller offices along the West Coast and therefore have less spots they need to fill.

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Jan 6, 2020

Also the competition is there insane. Many berkeley students would be better off going to another school where they could hae a big fish advantage

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Jan 7, 2020

Maybe for IB and CO but UCB is on par with Stanford in Tech. UCB/Stanford/MIT/CMU are the top 4 placements for FAANG and elite unicorns

  • Intern in IB - Gen
Jan 7, 2020

Stanford and MIT are a clear tier above cmu/cal for tech and especially for classes/overcrowding in their CS departments.

Jan 9, 2020

I agree. Haas is extremely competitive, and the math majors and stem double majors out score the business students all the time for the best internships. You pretty much have to be a double threat to make it in the bay area if you want a good placement. sad.

  • Analyst 2 in IB-M&A
Jan 9, 2020

From what I see, Haas is in no way competitive against some of the East Coast targets in terms of quality of candidates
Some of the people there (personally know >10) are SO BAD

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  • Analyst 1 in IB - Gen
Jan 9, 2020

LOL if you have half a pulse at cal you can land a banking gig. Some of the most entitled, lazy, and ungrateful kids coming out of that school. Had one a couple years back who had his offer rescinded for lying about interning at a "PE firm" - turned out to be a company he made up. Another one claimed he ran some consulting firm that did web development for "dozens" of F1000 companies. All turned out to be BS.

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Jan 9, 2020

I don't really know what you mean by that. "Half a pulse" either you are saying that banking in itself isn't competitive or that their are so many spots open for Cal students that anyone can get them? Either way the comment makes very little sense. I'm gonna go out on a limb and say you aren't a Cal or Haas alum.

I also wanna say that getting into Haas from Cal is VERY hard. To get into Cal first, maintain a great gpa and one of the hardest institutions in the world and do a secondary application after that to get into the business school... yes it is very hard. There is a reason it is such a small program.
My initial post was to highlight the difficulty of conversion due to the competitive nature of being a student at Cal.

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  • Associate 3 in PE - Growth
Jan 6, 2020

For undergrads? Dartmouth for sure! Most of my former interns/analysts from Dartmouth were not that good.

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Jan 7, 2020

were you referring to EB/BB level?

Jan 6, 2020

To be honest WUSTL doesn't seem horrible (certainly improved over the years) but not exactly close to anything else. I'd agree that WUSTL seems like a solid semitarget (probably a stretch what do I know) for MBB and probably a target for like Stifel lmao

Jan 9, 2020

Brown/Cornell

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Jan 9, 2020

Are you saying Cornell because there's lots of smart qualified candidates and not everyone gets offers?

I figured Brown would be good place to go for IB because there's not much competition, you disagree?

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  • Analyst 1 in IB-M&A
Jan 13, 2020
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