I am currently very unsure what to do and would really appreciate any help from you guys.
First of all, what I would like to do after graduation is to work in IB in NYC. However, the way to get there and the best choices for that is what I'm struggling with finding and figuring out right now.
My dilemma is this: I am currently a rising sophomore undergraduate student (studying economics) at the University of Rochester in New York, but I am very unsure whether if this is a school that can and will get me to wall street. We don't have an undergraduate business school, so you get no help in getting internships and getting your name out there. However, at a business school, I imagine you would.
Therefore, I applied for a transfer to a few schools at the start of this year. I got into Indiana University, but when you're applying as a transfer to IU you do not automatically get into the business school (Kelley). You would need to go there for at least one semester and get a 3.5 GPA to get in (I currently have a 3.7 GPA from Rochester, which I would assume is just as hard if not harder academically). In other words, not getting into Kelley is a risk I would have to take if I were to transfer. If I don't get in, I would have transferred from a school that is ranked 34 on USNews to IU which is approximately 90 (how much does this even count?). I would imagine the chances of going IB in NYC would then be slimmer, but I honestly have no clue. What do you guys think?
In short, do you think it would be a good choice to take the risk and transfer over to IU in hopes of getting into Kelley and thereafter have an easier time going IB NYC? Or do you think it's too much of a risk with not enough upsides? Would the University of Rochester even be worse than IU without Kelley? How much better would Kelley be than Rochester if I were to get in? It shall also be noted that I would have a lot less debt going out of college if I were to transfer ($30k).
I would really appreciate any kind of answers to this. I understand that most of this process is using the alumni network your school has and getting your name out there by yourself, but I would assume the process would be a lot easier with the right school by your side.