Why is it all about BB/EB on here
Let me start of by saying that I'm an analyst at a MM Bank in London, however I guess this is pretty much the same in US.
I've graduated from a good but not elite school (Durham, Warwick, European Targets like RSM or ESCP) pretty much the equivalent of schools like Cornell, Duke, Chicago. The same is true for the majority of my analyst class with some outsiders from Oxbridge, Imperial and LSE.
I know plenty of other analysts and former interns from other schools + good experience at multiple different different firms such as Baird, SocGen, ING etc.
Yet the majority of people only mention BB/EB's here. I've made it into the AC a few EB's and 2 BB's and the competition was brutal. Almost everyone knew their shit and the decision often came down to "soft factors".
So why aren't more people talking about firms outside of the BB/EB space here? At a certain point recruiting is mostly a numbers game. Apply to as many firms as possible.