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  • Prospect in IB - Gen
May 13, 2021 - 2:09pm

UW has a solid alumni base at most banks on the street. It's not extremely large like targets, but we do have people scattered all over. If you get into their investment banking club, you should have a good shot at placing. Can't speak to UF

  • Prospect in IB - Gen
May 13, 2021 - 7:41pm

It's like a 15% acceptance rate, but if you really want banking, it should be an easy hurdle to get in. Feel free to pm me. Happy to give you more detailed answers and specifics about UW

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  • Intern in IB - Gen
May 13, 2021 - 4:25pm

No worries, I think for most kids it'll be marginally harder from UF, but UF is overall the better school (your interests may change and UF is probably better across most degree programs and has a vibrant social scene and athletics if that interests you) and probably way more fun (unless you love Midwestern cold and depression around finals season).

If you're a diverse candidate, the people who facilitate the MSF program at UF are very knowledgeable about early insight/diversity programs and keep students abreast of opportunities as they arise for the most part. I know a handful of people who have gotten offers as freshmen with great shops out of diversity programs before even applying to the MSF program. The student investment clubs do basically the same and really keep you in the loop with recruiting opportunities. Plenty of kids land IB roles from UF, and the MSF program has very strong placements. It's got an acceptance rate of around ~20%, given that the directors pretty much only select kids from their feeder program (exploring financial economics), which had about 150 kids this year. If you aren't diverse, you'll have your work cut out for you (at either school), but plenty of non-diverse candidates have gotten placement out of the MSF program.

If you do end up picking UF, sign up for EFE as soon as possible (just Google "UF exploring financial economics" and follow the links to a signup form) and be engaged from day one. You face very long odds of getting into the program if you don't have a strong relationship with the directors. As you continue deciding, feel free to PM me with questions. Ultimately, I think the proportion of kids who want to go into IB is smaller at UF than UW (I could be totally wrong about that) and most kids that put in the requisite work end up getting at least a solid MM role, I know RBC and UBS specifically like UF kids. Anecdotally, a buddy told me some more top firms are starting to take kids from UF seriously since the MSF program has churned out good placements and preps you very well for IB/FO roles. He named some pretty sick firms that are looking to apparently start OCR at UF, but I'll believe it when I see it. Always happy to help.

  • Intern in PE - Other
May 13, 2021 - 4:28pm

UW will be able to place you anywhere in the Midwest, especially MM's.

  • Intern in PE - Other
May 13, 2021 - 4:32pm

Honestly I don't have much of an idea. Most of my networking and research has been midwest-based so I can't really inform on NYC. Worst case is you could easily place in a Chicago office and transfer offices down the road.

  • Analyst 1 in IB - Gen
May 13, 2021 - 5:32pm

UWisc in general has marginally better placement but if you believe you can get into UF's MSF program (basically corollary to IU's IBW program) in your sophomore year then that's a better option overall. MSF has some solid placement especially to Evercore.

May 13, 2021 - 5:35pm

So if I understand correctly, Wisco is a little better then UF generally, but the MSF program at uf is much better then wisco?

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