Top 20 But Non-Target

The general rule of thumb is that attending a top 20 program gives you a pretty good shot at the industry. However, there are some schools - namely WUSTL, Johns Hopkins, and CalTech - that don't really fit the mold of a "target school."

It makes sense for Johns Hopkins and CalTech as they have a strong medicine program and STEM focus, respectively. But what's the reason WUSTL doesn't have a stronger presence on The Street?

On the flip side, are there any schools out there that you can think of that does inexplicably well in terms of placement? Thanks.

Comments (5)

Jan 31,2018

WUSTL may not have a strong presence in New York, but it's a target for Chicago recruiting.

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Jan 31,2018

Compared to the likes of UChicago, NU, Notre Dame, does WUSTL get somewhat "drowned out" as a semi-target?


Jan 31,2018

Well keep in mind that a lot of students from the school's you mentioned recruit for NYC positions as well. I just did a cursory search on linkedIn and WUSTL definitely seems to have comparable numbers to NU, ND, and UChicago for Chicago summer analyst positions, although the composition is less IB focused and a more a mix of IB, S&T, and some AM.

Jan 31,2018

WUSTL places better in NYC than you'd think. There are fewer spots to go around but a lot fewer kids recruiting for IB out of Olin, too.

Jan 31,2018