1/11/17

I know that the following are mostly non targets other than Fordham, so what do you guys think:

I have ful tuition guaranteed at each,

Alabama
Missippi State
Fordham

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At least Fordham puts you in NYC

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Would consider it to be an up and coming semi target

1/11/17

I'm attending the University of Alabama, next year.

My long term goal is to start my own hedge fund. To do this, I want to get into a front office role, out of college. Alabama has had terrific placement, for their finance grads (they sent me an email with a list of companies and how many grads were accepted, to these companies, in the last year). There were many BB and banks in general. I've seen regional boutiques hire Alabama grads. Plus, Alabama has an Investment Banking Academy, as well as other investment management/finance organizations. It's a terrific and underrated school.

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"terrific placement" is a real stretch. A quick linkedin search will show you that almost all BB hires from Alabama are for back office roles, and even those are exceedingly rare. Maybe for southern boutiques and some MMs Alabama might place better, but if you are interested in NYC/Northeast take Fordham in a heartbeat, especially if you have full tuition at Fordham... The only way this should be a debate is if you have full tuition at Alabama/Miss vs 100k debt at Fordham, and even then there wouldn't be a clearcut decision. Go to Fordham, get a 3.7+ and network effectively, and you should be fine.

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"Almost all" is absolutely not true. Go on LinkedIn and type in "investment banking university of alabama" and turn on the "university of alabama only" filter. More than a thousand matches. Albeit, some are from the graduate school and some have it in their past.

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better idea- Type in University of Alamaba (University), click students, filter for graduation 2015, and you can see where every single graduate ended up. Type in any BB and check out the results.

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Step 1: Go to students
Step 2: set filter as "2014-2016"
Step 3: type in "investment banking analyst"
Result: 80 investment banking analysts

In my opinion, that's good, for a non-target.

1/11/17

Keep in mind that's 80 IB analysts/29,000 people that graduated UA within those years (Including masters/people that transferred), and only 10/80 of those are analysts working at a BB.
10 or even 80 people out of 29,000 grads is not a good number whatsoever, and definitely is not a reason to attend a school with the expectation of breaking into banking

1/11/17

Come on. 29,000 people is your sample size? Do you really think the history or graphic design majors are looking to IB? They had about 65-70 finance majors graduate, in May 2015.

You're not educated, on this school.

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1/11/17

What is in-state for you?

Go there. Avoid debt.

Edit: since all of them are free, go with Fordham. At least it puts you in NYC.

1/11/17

I second this, if you need grad school to break in then not having any prior debt will be huge. None of these schools will give you a great shot at placement and all will require significant hustle so you might as well save your money.

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Third this. Debt is evil. Compound interest working against you is a terrible thing.

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Wait a minute. If Alabama has terrific placement, why is it not included in any lists for rankings, recruiting, and alumni.

Many people usually bash out on getting a degree from Tuscaloosa

1/11/17

So going to Fordham won't allow me to land a IB ANALYST JOB.

I'm definitely not looking for BB

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MoneyisHappiness:

So going to Fordham won't allow me to land a IB ANALYST JOB.

I'm definitely not looking for BB

What's your objective?

Would you consider engineering or CS?

1/11/17

roll-tide .. being in Birmingham for Saban's last years would be a blast

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Who says its Saban's last years

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if you have full tuition, it's a cost neutral. here's my thoughts:

MSU - no fucking way

fordham should be your #1, only reason to consider bama is if you end up at Stephens or something like that, plus the girls there are incredible. just know that coming out of bama will be an uphill battle almost anywhere.

what state do you live in? I'd imagine if bama's given you a full ride as has fordham, you could get help at somewhere better academically like UVA, UNC, Vandy, etc, and still stay in the south

"The four most dangerous words in investing are: 'this time it's different.'" - Sir John Templeton

"The investor's chief problem - and even his worst enemy - is likely to be himself." - Benjamin Graham

1/11/17

if you got full tuition at all those schools, and those are the only choices you have, you screwed up somewhere along the way

1/11/17

If I hear back from UNC and NYU, I'll pick NYU regardless of debt even though I'm in state for unc

1/11/17

bro, go to carolina, not better than NYU.

"The four most dangerous words in investing are: 'this time it's different.'" - Sir John Templeton

"The investor's chief problem - and even his worst enemy - is likely to be himself." - Benjamin Graham

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