So I think I've read every thread on this forum that deals with these two undergraduate Canadian business schools. It seems that there is definitely an Ivey bias on these forums, and maybe it is because so many Ivey grads successfully get into the industry that we have many of them on this forum.
However I've been talking with some current students at both schools and I am definitely getting mixed opinions. With the May 28th admission reply deadline coming up, I am having a hard time choosing between the two schools. Hence, I thought I'd bring up the old rivalry again, only with a slightly different modification for the topic of discussion.
So there's no doubt that Ivey sends more grads into the banking industry. However a Queen's Commerce student tells me that his program actually sent more grads to Goldman Sachs, compared to Ivey. Queen's Commerce supposedly had 5 grads going to this firm.
His argument seems to suggest that although Ivey tends to have an upperhand on Bay Street Jobs, "lower tier" BBs, and American boutiques, Queen's Commerce seems to have an upperhand for "higher end" BBs.
This kind of makes sense to me since Queen's Commerce is more difficult to get into compared to Richard Ivey HBA or its AEO program. I mean recruiters definitely take into account the difficulty of admissions of a program, as a pre-screening tool.
So can anyone comment on this? Is Queen's Commerce the better choice to work at a American BB such as GS, MS, JPM, etc? Was the Queen's Commerce performance with GS just a one year thing?
I thought I was deadset on going to Western as a pre-Ivey, but now I am having second thoughts. Please help!