USC vs Santa Clara

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For undergrad, do you guys think that SCU (Santa Clara) or USC will give me a better chance for ib recruiting on the west coast? I know USC is a bigger name school, but SCU is in SF, which supposedly has more opportunities than LA, which should give it a location advantage. which do u guys think is ultimately better for ib recruiting?

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  • Intern in IB - Ind
Jul 29, 2020

USC for sure. Santa Clara isn't even on its level. Stanford> Cal> USC

  • Prospect in IB - Gen
Jul 29, 2020

I go to usc. This is correct. We are definitely third in the west coast school rankings for banking, and probably second overall in pure placement numbers because Stanford is much smaller and everyone does CS

  • Prospect in IB - Ind
Jul 29, 2020

Def USC as it is a semi target w a ton of alum in West Coast banking.

SCU is a good school but has only a handful of alum

  • Analyst 1 in IB - Ind
Jul 29, 2020

As an SCU alum, go with USC - big fan of SCU, but for IB USC places better

  • Prospect in Other
Jul 30, 2020

I have been hearing more about SCU lately. I think it's a reputable non target like ASU, so if you grind you most likely will get offers from EB and maybe even BB.

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  • Associate 1 in IB - Ind
Jul 30, 2020

USC will give you more of advantage since you'll be competitive in LA and SF. SCU has some alumni in IB but mostly in the Bay and not as much as USC.

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  • Intern in IB - Ind
Jul 30, 2020

SCU student (BB IB intern) - SCU you can get into IB if you grind but you should 100% go to USC. if you want to know more i can pm you

  • Intern in IB-M&A
Jul 30, 2020

Also a SCU student with a BB offer, love the school, I think it is great and people are happy, but placement wise USC is probably a better bet. That said SCU banking culture is growing, we have a good club, and alumni really go to bat for students so let me know if you chose SCU and we can link!

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  • Intern in IB - Gen
Aug 1, 2020
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