UH'S Name Recognition

Hey Guys:

I am a UH UG Alumni with a Degree in Finance. I have been trying for sometime now to land a career in an IBD. I have not been so lucky and I feel like I keep running into a wall. I would like your opinions of UH's BS. I know they have improved but it doesn't seem people are noticing.

Are there firms that do take notice of UH's BS especially an IBD or a MM firm? I am also considering an MBA. What is the reputation of an UH MBA? I like the UT-H and Rice MBA's but price might be an issue plus UT-H's is a general MBA while UH's I can tailor to a more Financial MBA.

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Jan 29, 2015

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Jan 29, 2015

What is UH?

Jan 29, 2015

i don't even know what UH stands for, so guessing 0

Jan 29, 2015

By mentioning UT-H and Rice I'm assuming you're referring to the University of Houston?

Jan 29, 2015
MokeAnalyst:

By mentioning UT-H and Rice I'm assuming you're referring to the University of Houston?

Presumably so. But, it's still a good lesson for people here. People who work in our industry love using lingo and acronyms. Some are universal, some are firm specific. One way or the other, once you get out of your bubble, it's a terrible idea to use acronyms. Assuming OP lives in Houston, UH probably means University of Houston there. But when you get out of the Houston bubble, it could just as easily be the University of Hawaii or the University of Humping. Don't make your audience guess.

To the OP, to answer your question: I worked on Wall Street for a very long time and can not remember one instance of a University of Houston grad among the people I met, if that helps answer your question.

Jan 29, 2015
DickFuld:
MokeAnalyst:

By mentioning UT-H and Rice I'm assuming you're referring to the University of Houston?

Presumably so. But, it's still a good lesson for people here. People who work in our industry love using lingo and acronyms. Some are universal, some are firm specific. One way or the other, once you get out of your bubble, it's a terrible idea to use acronyms. Assuming OP lives in Houston, UH probably means University of Houston there. But when you get out of the Houston bubble, it could just as easily be the University of Hawaii or the University of Humping. Don't make your audience guess.

To the OP, to answer your question: I worked on Wall Street for a very long time and can not remember one instance of a University of Houston grad among the people I met, if that helps answer your question.

To be fair, you went to Colorado-Boulder, so nothing is impossible.

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