UCLA Clubs to showcase their elitism
Saw that post about UCLA being a horrible school. Really want to showcase their finance and consulting clubs. I was in two of them, fyi, so I've seen the goods and bads of them and have friends in each. I'm only listing which clubs, in my opinion, are relevant enough for a mention. Sorry if anyone's offended.
Bruin Asset Management - If you get into this club, you're pretty much guaranteed into an investment banking job. It's seen as like getting into Harvard to some people. Very elitist. Girls in the club are really nice, but the guys tend to be kinda dicks. Always has a token minority male (usually one at a time).
Bruin Value Investing - Also a solid club, a bit weaker than BAM, but you're almost just as guaranteed for an investment banking job if you really want it. Developed reputation for being sexist within the past year or two through business gossip circles. The girls in this club are all kinda similar (international and soft-spoken).
Bruin Investment and Trading Group - Relatively new club. Their strong members do really well in recruiting, but they also have their fair share of weaker members. Club is rising though, and either way, if you work hard, you will probably land a banking job because the resources are there.
Bruin Hedge Fund - A strong finance club but has an extremely high concentration of Asian international students, which does affect their placement into top jobs. If you're looking to recruit in Asia, this is the place to be, and US recruiting isn't bad either with their American kids.
Bruin Consulting - Consulting club top dog. Incredibly fratty and white, so if that's your personality type, you'll fit right in (you'll probably be fine if you're another race too, the club is just predominantly white). This is usually where MBB and Tier 2 offers go to, but is split between the UC and TBG as well. Kiss up during coffee chats and be an attractive woman and you're on your way in.
UConsulting - A close contender to BC. Consulting club that has a strong focus on educating their members, they've been on a huge rise these past few years because of their super solid accelerator program. Placement within recent years has been very strong, in consulting and tech because they choose to recruit a good amount of Stats majors. Club has a good diversity of races.
The Bruin Group - Like BIT Group, it's relatively new but their placement appears to be pretty strong. Focuses on start-ups. Placement is solid across various fields. For a consulting club, it strangely places a good amount of members in investment banking as well, which could be a pro and con. Really really yellow Asian.
180 Degrees Consulting - Also relatively new, a bit older than TBG. Focuses on social impact and non profits, and they're a chapter club, since there are also other 180s at other schools. Has a decent training program, and members place decently well, but for some reason, a lot of them end up in Deloitte Tech Consulting (which is not REAL consulting, but to each their own).