I'm a nontraditional student newly out of active duty military. I've been admitted to a few good schools. Though, my school choice will ultimately depend on the job opportunities post-undergrad. My school choices are Yale, UChicago, and Dartmouth. Dartmouth and UChicago have a large focus on the financial district more so than Yale. Though I cannot disregard Yale's network opportunity through name power alone. Chicago is a financial hub for hedge funds so it makes sense to attend UChicago. At the end of the day, if three students graduated with the same extracurricular activities, GPA, and
17 May 2021
I was recently accepted to Duke, UVA, and Brown, but I'm wondering which one I should choose if I want to go into IB straight out of college. To give some perspective, I was accepted as Echols Scholar & College Science Scholar to UVA, and was accepted to Duke and Brown regularly. Im wondering which school I should choose if I want to go into IB or PE straight out of college? I would go about 90K in debt for Duke, 120K in debt for Brown, and 0K in debt for UVA (assuming I get into McIntire). I'm a little scared I won't get into McIntire-I heard some 4.0 kids w/ stellar ECs don't get in-which is
17 Apr 2021
I've been accepted to the above schools. Some of the discussions have a consensus that Yale through connection opportunities outweigh the other schools for HF/VC opportunities out of undergrad even though UChicago and Dartmouth have a large finance placement. Brown has a large consulting placement but not in HF as UChicago or Dartmouth. I've even heard Dartmouth is heavy in IB(which is not what I want to do even if it's the conventional route to HF). I'm having difficulty deciding which school to attend. More consideration: Yale did not offer very good financial aid. Dartmouth 100% aid
20 May 2021
I'm planning to major in Economics at either Brown or Dartmouth in the fall. I was wondering if I could get input on which school to attend solely based on post-grad opportunities in banking and consulting. As for fit, both schools offer different experiences but I'm excited to be a part of either. I'm leaving this open-ended because I want to listen to any thoughts/advice you might have! I know this isn't Reddit or College Confidential, but I'm in need of serious advice from people working in these industries.
24 Apr 2021
I am a high school senior interested in Investment Banking, Consulting, Private Equity, Venture Capital, Finance, etc. I've been accepted into Dartmouth, Brown, Cornell, and Notre Dame. I was wondering if I could get some advice from people in the business. I'm considering majoring in Operations Research and Industrial Engineering at Cornell, Engineering Science or Economics and Mathematics at Dartmouth, and applied mathematics-economics at Brown. As you can tell, I'm planning on pursuing a quantitative major that will give me hard analytic skills, which I've heard will give me more
27 Mar 2014
I'm not talking about wearing brown shoes to an interview, but does anyone wear them to work? If so, do brown shoes match with navy or charcoal pants? And which type of brown (dark brown or walnut? - use this as an example: http://tinyurl.com/y8hfhq7) If you own any brown shoes, please share which ones and when you wear them.
27 Mar 2010
Brown is officially getting into the MBA game. It's a baby step; an EMBA offered by completing a program that has existed for several year though a partnership with IE-Madrid. It's been 40 years since an Ivy (Yale) started offering the degree. I wonder if it signals something more ambitious.
23 May 2014
I'll be starting undergrad at Brown and I've already been considering transferring to Wharton after freshman year, even though freshman year hasn't started yet. Would that be wise, or no? Since the end of application season in the fall, where I regrettably didn't apply to Wharton, I've given it a lot of thought and realized I really want to go into investment banking. Sure, Brown in an ivy league school, but not as many of its students are interested in business or finance. Looking at the Wharton website, they suggest transferring Sophomore year which means I'm going to need to pick my classes
15 May 2016
www.cbsnews.com/8301-505145_162-37243170/grade-in… I find it shocking that my undergrad school made the list. Anyway, why is there grade inflation? Does the fact that those who go to a target (who already have an advantage), get the added advantage of grade inflation? Does that corrupt the recruitment process? This is not a non-target vs. target debate, I am just referring to grade inflation and recruitment.
06 Dec 2011
Hey guys, I'm just wondering how they differ in terms of recruiting opps for ib/MBB. Especially internationally hence I'm an international student. my target schools: northwestern georgetown stern (I heard that there is a lack of social life) cornell (depressing small town) reach: brown
21 Dec 2015
I met this girl that goes to Brown and she told me supposedly she took a class on Russian Cinema that was from 9am to midnight. Is there any Brown students who can confirm this? Personally I don't like this girl and want to prove her wrong.
20 Aug 2009
Hey everyone, I'm a current high school senior, and I've been accepted into both Brown and Duke recently. I'm planning on majoring in Economics with probably Applied Math at Brown and maybe with Stats or Comp Sci at Duke. I'm overall interested in investment banking and consulting related fields. I'm pretty fond of both schools, and I am having trouble choosing one over the other. Does either have a significant advantage recruiting wise? If recruiting is similar between the two schools, should recruiting even be a major factor in my college decision? Thanks everyone! I appreciate any advice!
29 Mar 2014
For those who wear a watch with a leather strap, do you do it (e.g. black strap with black belt/shoes, brown with brown etc.) I have seen quite differing opinions on this. Some people say that you should match leather with leather (and even metal with metal, so the color of the bezel on your watch be similar to the buckle of your belt). Some say that a watch is more like a jewellery, not clothing, so you have more freedom. Besides, the leather strap is small anyways so it doesn't matter. I am asking this because I have just gotten myself a watch with rose gold bezel and brown leather strap. I
06 Mar 2019
Next year I will be pursuing an undergrad degree from Brown. My intended concentration(s) will likely be in Economics with a possible second in International Relations, Philosophy, History, Religion, or something similar. I hope (moreover will) maintain a 3.8+ and will take a class in economics and calculus my first semester. I am a Native American from Oklahoma so I am looking into the minority programs- This summer, I am working for a local energy firms risk management department, a job requiring a lot of math, most of which is statistics. I also had an excellent resume in high school academically and with particularly with extra curricular activities. Will I have any chance at all for any of the programs? I will definitely look hard and contact people in order to find an internship and will take any legitimate opportunity in IB or even PE. I will send as many emails or make as many phone calls as necessary to get an internship next summer but am just wondering if anybody had any advice before the process began. Thank you
15 Feb 2010
Hello, Coming from Brown, what are the chances of landing a consulting position FT at a top firm with a GPA of 3.8+ as a econ concentration with an emphasis in entrepreneurship and technology? I may possibly pick up a second concentration in something like philosophy, international relations, history, etc.. If it matters, I am a native american. Summer after senior year- Have Internship at UBS Wealth Management Soph Summer- Hopefully BB Minority IB Program Junior Summer- Hopefully BB internship or, ideally, MBB internship? How possible is this? So how likely am I to break in? I am going to network a lot and will search for brown alums at a lot of firms. Does anyone ever hear of anyone from Brown going into top consulting firms?
19 Feb 2010
What do you guys think of transferring from Brown to Johns Hopkins for Ibanking? Also, in your opinion which has more street prestige? I know this does not mean much but JHU is ranked 13th by U.S News whereas Brown is 16th.
22 Dec 2009
I need to choose between them, hence I'm an international student I should probably pick brown because of the international prestige. But how much known are the other schools? I know that it will be possible from all these places to get an offer in the US. But what about Europe or India?
29 May 2016
Okay so I have a couple of days before the deadline. I need to decide. My plan is to study computer science or engineering undergrad --> intern every summer at as many top-tier internships in IB and tech as possible --> apply to Stanford GSB as a senior. My logic is that at Brown it will be easier to get a sky-high GPA due to their ABC/NC grading policy (no +'s and -'s) and the ability to choose gut classes to round out my schedule. From what I've heard Stanford GSB really likes high GPAs. I also feel that at Brown it will be easier to complete a computer science/engineering degree.
27 Apr 2014
Hi all I am new to this forum and just had a few questions. As a Brown student, I am wondering what I need to be doing in order to prepare to get an internship at a BB firm or at a private equity firm. -First and foremost, I am Native American so I will probably try to apply for SEO for an internship opportunity as well as outside of the organization. My goal is a top BB firm like Goldman. I would like to major in History or Philosophy and International Relations. I may major in Economics and Int. Relations, however. What would be the best major for opportunities at banks? Also, I have a strong interest in working abroad so an eventual goal would be to do some private equity work abroad. How should I start planning for this? If I keep my GPA above 3.7, what are my odds of a BB internship/eventual analyst job at a firm like Goldman, or possibly even a company such as Bain? I am not against working in a boutique firm by any means, I'd just like to explore all of my options. I will try my best to network, but Im not sure how many Bain or Goldman employees are Brown alums. Thank you and I would appreciate any and all advice!
03 Jan 2010
I am a non-traditional transfer student and I recently got accepted to Columbia GS (Financial Economics), Brown(BEO), and UC Berkeley Haas School of Business (Undergraduate, not MBA) I am quite different than the most who goes to these school, so here is little bit more about me. I am 26 years old (as I mentioned before I am a non-traditional student with some life experiences including military duties in Afghanistan and etc), international student (meaning I have a student Visa to study in the U.S.), never graduated high school in my life, low income, and Asian male. My primary concern is that I would be an extreme minority if I go to Columbia or Brown.
22 May 2014
Hey everyone, I'm new to the forums and am currently in the process of making a college decision. I was fortunate enough to be recruited for sports and narrowed my decision down to two schools: Brown and West Point. Thoughts on which school would be better for a long-term career in IB/VC/General business/finance? The service aspect of West Point is something I have looked at thoroughly and am interested in. I am also interested in how that would effect my long-term career prospects. Thanks! Matt
08 Sep 2015
Hey all, I'm going to be a freshman at Brown University this year. My primary major is going to be Business Economics, but I'm thinking about double majoring with how wide open the curriculum is. My three main areas of interest are political science, cognitive science, and psychology. They're all the same number of courses to major but psychology and political science are probably slightly easier overall. Which of the three do you think would look best, or is it personal preference? Thanks!
28 Aug 2014