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  2. So I have been in the dark about how much money engineers actually make until recently. Apparently, these smart guys and gals rake it in-- even in comparison to those of us in investment banking, especially when adjusting on a per-hour basis. Is the conce ...

    63 comments22 Jul 2014 -

  3. I'm thinking about getting a Real Estate Development Certificate that my school offers. It's four extra classes and wouldn't delay my graduation. The only downside is I pay an extra $2000 for tuition, and it might hurt my already fragile GP ...

    33 comments29 May 2018 -

  4. I wanted some advice on a career change I am working towards- I am an engineer and want to move into either Asset Management or investment banking, also open to management consulting. I've completed both a masters in electrical engineering and recent ...

    36 comments9 Feb 2017 -

  5. About Currently a graduate student in Applied Economics and Management with concentration in behavioral finance at Cornell University Prior to the Masters I worked for 2 years at Barclays Investment Bank in Glasgow, UK in the Risk department (specifically ...

    9 comments25 Feb 2020 -

  6. GPA for STEM Degrees

    Management Consulting

    I know that GPA is question that is often asked, but what would be a good GPA to have if you are an undergrad applying for consulting jobs with an engineering degree? To be more specific I am an engineering major, with an additional major in the humanitie ...

    42 comments22 Jan 2018 -

  7. K so I've been reading a lot of stuff saying that some IB firms and MBA programs prefer engineering over finance majors and that a lot of CEOs have engineering degrees. It's getting to the point where it seems like engineering/applied mathematic ...

    60 comments21 Mar 2017 -

  8. A question we often hear posed on Wall Street Oasis is what should I major in? Or some derivation, thereof. People will tell you anything and everything from straight finance, accounting and business to seemingly irrelevant topics such as theater, music a ...

    43 comments27 Mar 2011 -

  9. Blah Blah Blah I'm at Umich, first year here, now is the time for me to apply to Ross or fuhgetaboutit... Right now I'm heavily leaning towards majoring in CS What I am interested in:- trading-programming-consulting The problem: obviously CS wou ...

    61 comments27 Jan 2012 -

  10. I just graduated from an Ivy-League university with a graduate degree in engineering (No prior finance experience besides some financial modeling in class projects). And I just got an interview call for an associate in the investment banking division at o ...

    34 comments20 Jun 2015 -

  11. A summary of my questions: I have every option available to me. From the perspective of someone who has been on wall street, what is the best thing to study at MIT in order to optimize my chances of making it to a big IB? Would it be a waste of my time at ...

    34 comments1 Jun 2017 -

  12. cfa for consulting?

    Management Consulting

    Hi there, I am from electrical engineering @ university of toronto and i am doing an intern at some IT company right now. i am interested in getting a job in a consulting company but they always ask for a business/ financial background which i dont hv. i ...

    34 comments8 Nov 2016 -

  13. E=MC^2

    Investment Banking

    With everything in the world becoming more tech-driven, why does Wall Street continually recruit economics and finance majors? This is a question that has had me thinking alot lately because of the sheer stupidity of this decision. Everyone knows that ban ...

    42 comments15 Sep 2011 -

  14. How to best prepare for a career in Corporate Finance

    Corporate Finance, Development and Strategy

    Hello guys, new member to WSO here! I am a UK undergrad. student due to start university at a so-called "target school" in September, studying Electrical Engineering and management/finance. I am only 18 and have no experience in IB /accounting t ...

    21 comments14 Jun 2016 -

  15. Hey everyone, Trying to decide where to apply for undergrad right now. I really like STEM (especially math and chem), so that's why I was reading up a bit about quant jobs on Wall Street. Obviously I know it's pretty unlikely to land a quant job ...

    15 comments17 Oct 2017 -

  16. Many have tried to answer this question in terms of dollar value and failed. After all, projecting earnings across majors, industries and careers is pretty tough. Even in a consistent, predictable economic climate such projections can rarely be counted up ...

    20 comments18 Apr 2011 -

  17. GMAT Quant score/Engineering degree

    Business School and GMAT

    Hi all, Been reading this site for a while now, but first post, so here goes; I'm currently in my final year at Imperial College doing an Engineering degree (MEng), and in the process of applying for Masters in Finance (or similar) at a variety of th ...

    23 comments8 Oct 2012 -

  18. Hello, I am an industrial engineering major at the University of Florida. I tried to choose the best degree for finance at UF, and, since the finance department is weak, I chose to take industrial engineering with a bunch of finance electives. Is it worth ...

    22 comments6 Jan 2011 -

  19. over Michigan's College of Engineering I've heard that recruiting has gone from almost all Ross to half-Ross, half-LSA/CoE... and that MBB / s&t will probably look at engineering moreso than IB would. I would be going for computer sciences i ...

    21 comments3 Apr 2011 -

  20. Hi everyone, So lately I've been thinking about this topic and just wanted to express my thoughts and rant. I chose to major in business (finance) because I was naive back in high school and thought I wanted to do business, which I still do. Now that ...

    16 comments7 Aug 2012 -

  21. Hey WSO I currently attend a top five engineering school and will have no trouble graduating in four years. My school partners with another nearby liberal arts college that offers a dual B.S. & L.L.M. (Master of Laws) in five years; this liberal arts ...

    13 comments4 Dec 2014 -

  22. Wasn't sure which forum was best to post this in so I'm landing it here. I thought this was a pretty interesting article....I'm sure the school ratings/rankings have some kind of flaw (as all of them do), but I thought it was very interesti ...

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  23. I'm mostly interested in portfolio management / research type careers. Unfortunately, I think my background is not really hitting the right chords with the recruiters. In hindsight, maybe I should have went for a MA Econ or MS Finance. I don't w ...

    15 comments31 May 2011 -

  24. Found a great read dealing with the attractiveness of finance and why, presumably, you shouldn't let your friends get in. Enjoy! http://techcrunch.com/2011/03/26/friends-don%E2%80... IBD finance engineering Money friends ...

    15 comments26 Mar 2011 -

  25. I apologize in advance if I posted this in the wrong section but basically I'm currently a sophomore at a non-target (for business) majoring in Mechanical Engineering. When I chose the major my main goal was to become an engineer after I graduate, ma ...

    14 comments25 Dec 2011 -

  26. Gents, Goldman Sachs Deadline for 2013 recruiting season for internships is on the 25th. I am a Mechanical Engineering major and have a very wide knowledge and experience on my field. I am applying for a technology analyst position, maybe even a quant sin ...

    13 comments21 Nov 2012 -

  27. I'm just curious, why is it that engineering is so important to a lot of the top management consulting strategy houses? I know that they are typically well-regarded due to their reasoning ability and course rigor, but is that it (although that is imp ...

    14 comments16 Nov 2010 -

  28. Graduating Senior-my goal, any chance?

    Business School and GMAT

    I'm not sure if this is the right forum for this, but simply I want to know my chances for even becoming affiliated with Wall Street. I am a graduating senior and a lot of stuff has crossed my mind upon college admissions. Seeing my peers get into Wh ...

    12 comments14 Apr 2011 -

  29. I am an engineering major in Florida planning to eventually get an MBA at a top school. Everyone keeps telling me that without work experience at GS or a similar place, I won't get in. This just does not make sense to me that an entire MBA class woul ...

    12 comments2 Jan 2011 -

  30. Exciting Summer Job

    Job Search Advice

    Hey everyone, new to WSO, and this is my first meaningful post. I'm an engineering undergrad student in Montreal. Yeah... Engineering... Yet I'm always on the compter between classes checking up on my stocks and the markets in general. All my fr ...

    12 comments22 Nov 2010 -

  31. Interview Engineering Major

    Investment Banking

    If I were to interview today, I'd fail completely the technical questions. What is the best way to prepare for all the valuation/modeling questions asked in the interview? I have about a month's time of pure dedication. I've sat in on finan ...

    12 comments5 Dec 2009 -

  32. I am going to study Civil Engineering at one of the top universities in my country, but the job I'd really like to do is in Finance. The reasons why I'm studying Civil Engineering are 1. There are no Finance programs in my country, only Business ...

    7 comments25 Nov 2017 -

  33. I've been thinking about this for some time. I mean most of the high-pay positions in banks are occupied by engineers, mathematicians, physicists etc. but I'm talking about the engineering sector. Here are my arguments: 1) There are a lot of eng ...

    11 comments15 Nov 2011 -

  34. Hey guys. I'm currently a third-year Aerospace Engineering student at the University of Virginia. I have no internship experience, as I've been involved with research for the past summer. I have strong leadership experience from extracurriculars ...

    8 comments13 Dec 2013 -

  35. Engineering on the street

    Investment Banking

    I just did a search of how engineering degrees are viewed on the street and it seems that some people are for it and some people are against it. I don't see how an engineering degree can be a bad thing. A friend of mine recently started an engineerin ...

    8 comments24 Nov 2012 -

  36. Yet another undergrad school question

    Business School and GMAT

    . engineering High School Undergraduate ...

    8 comments28 May 2014 -

  37. Hey guys, ...

    8 comments2 Dec 2011 -

  38. This is copied & pasted from college confidential. I realized I might receive some more credible opinions here. (Although that forum is great!) I'm wondering how an engineering degree from Columbia would fare against a business degree from NYU St ...

    7 comments4 Apr 2015 -

  39. Hi guys, basically my situation is that I graduated from Purdue with an electrical engineering degree and went into a power engineering field. Here, I did technical consulting for one of BP's largest oil refineries for roughly 3 years. If I wanted to ...

    7 comments28 Mar 2015 -

  40. Major Crossroad: Literally

    Investment Banking

    Hey fellow aspiring/incumbent monkeys, I have a quick question regarding what major I should choose to best set-up an investment banking gig after I graduate. For context, I am a sophomore at the University of Southern California "Fight On!" and ...

    7 comments18 Dec 2012 -

  41. Big Oil ~> MBA / JD+MBA ~> PE?

    Business School and GMAT

    Hey guys A friend did engineering and worked for a big oil company (Saudi Aramco) for 5 years. He worked for the company's strategic planning division (essentially mapping out how and where the company's resources are best used). He took the GMA ...

    7 comments25 Nov 2012 -

  42. Engineering at Target- good idea?

    Business School and GMAT

    I'm still deciding where to go for undergrad and what to study. I'm interested in finance but want to study engineering or computer science because it's versatile, and because I'm also interested in entrepreneurship and a technical bac ...

    6 comments11 Jan 2015 -

  43. My question is more towards a Singapore context and I'll try my best to fill you in on my context. My passion is in investment. Thus, I would like to go into an AM, hedgefund or ER career. In Singapore, there are 3 big universities, NUS, NTU and SMU ...

    6 comments14 Apr 2014 -

  44. What's your opinion WSO...

    Business School and GMAT

    I've been ripping my hair out the past 6 months. I just started college in the fall 2012 and have been undecided between majoring in electrical/computer engineering vs majoring in finance. "But wait jon those are totally different" said eve ...

    6 comments29 Mar 2013 -

  45. Hey gentlemen, I'm a computer engineer graduate who's hoping to get some advice from the community. I'll try to keep it concise and to the point so here is my background: 1) I've already graduated. (Do banks have post-bachelors/ pre-MB ...

    6 comments22 Jun 2012 -

  46. Where should I go?

    Investment Banking

    Sorry for posting this on here. Not pertaining directly to investment banking but i was after the most replies. Okay so I'm pretty interested in finance and want to work in finance in the future. Even got a investment banking internship this summer a ...

    6 comments3 Apr 2011 -

  47. So Ive been interested in IBD and trading for a while but pursued my engineering degree and was on track for a PhD when i decided the world is much more exciting when your not around the (poor) lab rats all the time. Hence my formal financial knowledge is ...

    6 comments14 Oct 2010 -

  48. Riiight. You didn't really believe ^THAT^, did you? XD Nonetheless, I have a few questions I would love answers to, and I will try my best to make them not boring or obnoxious. I have the starting point, the finishing point, and I am trying to have s ...

    6 comments8 Aug 2010 -

  49. I'm a high school senior who's about to make a college decision. These are the three programs I am considering for next year. I basically have three priorities for my college experience. I'm looking for academic fulfillment. That's why ...

    5 comments27 Apr 2015 -

  50. Engineer looking for advice

    Asset Management

    I wanted to know if anybody had any general advice on my situation.... To summarize it, I'm an engineering major from a top engineering school that will graduating in a year or so with a masters degree. I have solid engineering intern experience in t ...

    3 comments22 Mar 2020 - Prospect in Other

  51. I go to a non-target university, but it is a top 10-15 engineering school. I've recently become very interested in S&T, to a lesser extent IBD. I am currently studying engineering and would likely do Civil Engineering if I continued this path. Ho ...

    5 comments28 Dec 2012 -

  52. Math/CS or Engineering?

    Investment Banking

    Hey everyone, I'm trying to decide where to apply ED (since I'm an athletic recruit): Amherst College or Harvey Mudd College in LA. I would like to have the option of working on the east coast after I graduate. At Amherst, I'm thinking I� ...

    4 comments21 Oct 2017 -

  53. Hey guys/gals, I just want to get some opinions on a few things. Long story short, I networked my ass off + applied at tons of places last recruiting season and I got no interviews. I'm from a super non-target with an engineering undergrad degree who ...

    5 comments30 Nov 2010 -

  54. Hey Everbody, A few days back I posted a copy of my resume. I have since revised it to the shorter and more concise M&I template and I wanted some feedback. I'm still in the process of looking for summer internships and as a freshman I'll ta ...

    5 comments3 Mar 2010 -

  55. Hey guys, I'm a current freshman at a top-tier engineering school that is a non-target for BB and a target for regional banks. I am majoring in Industrial & Systems Eng. (basically math, stats, econ, finance, and comp sci all rolled into one). I ...

    4 comments28 Apr 2015 -

  56. Peking Univ. Intro

    New User Introductions

    I am a sophomore from China studying engineering in Peking University(kinda of target school, not sure;() I have just made mine mind to break into the finance industry, especially investment banking department in a bank. I am working hard now trying to la ...

    4 comments2 Jul 2014 -

  57. Engineering Junior

    New User Introductions

    Content removed. engineering ...

    4 comments12 Mar 2015 -

  58. Hi everyone, I am a high school senior who is most likely going to be attending the University of Western Ontario this fall and pursue the Honors Business Administration degree from the Richard Ivey School of Business. As many of you know it is a second e ...

    4 comments22 Mar 2014 -

  59. MBA + MS Engineering programs?

    Business School and GMAT

    Hey everyone, Just wondering what everyone thought about joint/dual degree MBA /MSEngineering programs, and which schools had good ones. I was thinking Columbia or MIT Sloan or Penn. Also, do you need an engineering undergrad degree to be considered for o ...

    4 comments23 Jun 2012 -

  60. Who Would You Hire?

    Private Equity

    Harvard Engineering with Econ Minor- GPA: 3.4 Harvard Econ Major with Math Minor- GPA: 3.8 Both with same finance internships/activities/interests *keeping in mind you would probably see a ton of econ majors, and it might bore you to death when you see it ...

    4 comments7 May 2011 -

  61. So, I've tried a search, and I don't really understand whether or not an engineering degree is a requirement for VC? Is it still possible to break in or how does it work if you only have a finance/accounting background? There seems to be cases f ...

    4 comments14 Apr 2010 -

  62. Work experience vs undergrad schooling

    Business School and GMAT

    I'm new to the forum but there seems to be a lot of good information here. My question is how much does work experience make up for your undergraduate stats? I went to Georgia Tech and got my BS in Mechanical Engineering, however I was focused more o ...

    4 comments10 Mar 2010 -

  63. Hi guys, I was one of the 2009 grads who did a BB IBD SA but didn't get an offer at the end of the internship as there was a hiring freeze at my firm. I got a job in a respectable profession directly related to my degree (engineer/law/accounting), an ...

    4 comments16 Sep 2009 -

  64. Get a job in a US trading firm

    Sales and Trading

    Hello, I would like to work for a US trading firm (investment bank or hedge fund) as a trader or quantitative analyst, but I am not american. What is the (best) way to get this kink of job? I worked as market risk analyst on ird and fx derivatives and bef ...

    3 comments3 May 2016 -

  65. Dear Monkeys, ...

    3 comments27 Jun 2014 -

  66. So I'm going into U-Mich this year into their LSA school (main school sorta) for Computer Science. I've been contemplating on whether or not I should try to get into the College of Engineering for Computer Sciences... Differences would be that i ...

    3 comments4 Aug 2011 -

  67. Hello Everybody, I'm a Freshman Industrial Engineering major at Rutgers looking for summer internships within the financial industry. I suppose Rutgers would be considered a non target school although banks such as Goldman Sachs, Deutsche Bank and Ba ...

    3 comments9 Feb 2010 -

  68. Background: I graduated '06 w/ a BS in Mechanical Engineering. During my work as an engineer in Aerospace, I've decided I want to get into portfolio/ asset management. At this point, I don't have a long track record for my own account but I ...

    3 comments25 Jul 2009 -

  69. DRW vs Google/Microsoft

    Sales and Trading

    I'm a computer science student and have received offers at all three of the named companies. I'm evaluating whether or not I want to work in a more traditional software engineering environment, or if I want to get into trading systems with DRW, ...

    2 comments14 Oct 2017 -

  70. Hello, I'm a target school engineering grad who just finished a bachelors in chemical engineering (first bachelors was mathematics). I didn't get on ib interviews fast enough junior year, so my internships have been in financial research in the ...

    2 comments13 Apr 2016 -

  71. Hi guys, I am currently trying to revise my resume and trying to make it more "consulting" and less like I am targeting for an engineering job. I am targeting IT consulting positions in companies like Deloitte / Accenture so not exactly MBB or m ...

    2 comments19 Dec 2012 -

  72. New guy with a question.

    Sales and Trading

    I'm currently a student studying oil and gas engineering. I'm trying to learn as much as I can about finance. I've read multiple times that you should be able to work well with excel and C++ for trading. I can understand excel but why C++? ...

    2 comments8 Nov 2010 -

  73. I have 3 internships worth of engineering experience in various roles, some more technical than others, and I will be attending a MSF program starting this September. The only business related internship was one in a technical sales type role. I was wonde ...

    2 comments25 Jul 2010 -

  74. I am currently studying engineering at a UK semi-target (nottingham) which usually gets 2 or 3 grads into a given FO intake in a good year. Unlike most I am studying engineering, but also have a distinct interest in finance, particularly financial free ma ...

    2 comments8 Jul 2010 -

  75. Engineer to Finance Industry

    Job Search Advice

    Looking to talk with engineers who've made the jump from technical jobs to a career in finance. Have specific questions on how to make the change and on finance careers for engineers. Please contact me via PM. Thanks. Career Switch engineering engine ...

    1 comment14 Nov 2018 -

  76. Hi everyone, I'm an Electrical Engineering major at a top school in Canada. I'm about to finish my last year and only recently became extremely interested in pursuing IBD /Consulting route. I'm thinking about applying to MSF programs to reb ...

    1 comment8 Nov 2018 -

  77. Does anyone have any experience with Goldman Sachs ' Engineering superday? What was it like, what sorts of questions did they ask, and how did you feel it went? How long does it usually take to hear back from them about summer offers in the Engineeri ...

    1 comment30 Oct 2017 -

  78. The contents of this message has been deleted due to no longer being relevant and lack of responses engineering Quantitative analyst developer Bulge Bracket f500 ...

    1 comment1 May 2017 -

  79. Hello, I am currently a first-year industrial engineering major at Ohio State University. I have recently become interested in Finance/ IB, but am unsure of my options. I really hope this is the right place to post this. I've scoured this website for ...

    1 comment3 Jan 2017 -

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  81. My background, for context: MechE rising senior at a small (laughably non-target) WNY engineering school with business and math minors, 3.7 gpa, became interested in finance last year. I have accounting, finance and investing knowledge and have done a lot ...

    1 comment25 Jul 2016 -

  82. I am currently pursuing my Phd in Aerospace Engineering. I am looking forward to work as a quant in Wall Street after my graduation. My research area is structural optimization and I have a good background in mathematics and computation. I know it is poss ...

    1 comment4 Feb 2016 -

  83. So I got accepted into Rutgers University's School of Arts and Sciences and Engineering. The school has an accelerated 5 year program (M.S) for operations research, mathematical finance and industrial engineering. Now when I graduate I would like to ...

    1 comment3 Aug 2015 -

  84. Hey I will be a sophomore at RPI this fall as an electrical engineer and was wondering how well known RPI is in the IB world. I have a 3.35 in a pretty rigorous engineering curriculum (I know I am a freshman but RPI is known for grade deflation) and was w ...

    29 Jun 2015 -

  85. Recently Graduated High School Senior

    New User Introductions

    I'm attending a pretty decent Ivy League physics program with a minor in Operations Research or Business. I'm also thinking about switching into engineering at the moment. Ivy League physics engineering high school senior ...

    27 Jun 2015 -

  86. Hi, I'm an intern at a small boutique in Calgary, Canada. I'm a freshman at the engineering faculty at one of the most non-target schools for banking in Canada, the University of Calgary. I'm very new to finance, and I want to learn everyth ...

    27 Aug 2014 -

  87. Hi. I am currently an undergrad in computer engineering. I want to do master's. I know a master's degree in computer engineering might earn more initially than a master's degree in financial engineering. But I have heard that in the long ru ...

    1 comment21 Aug 2014 -

  88. I'm a Bioengineer, and with the number of AP credits I have, I can graduate early (3 years total). However, I'm also considering doing the traditional 4 year plan and adding a double major in Economics. For IB purposes, is the Econ major worth t ...

    1 comment20 Apr 2016 -

  89. I'm a Bioengineer, and with the number of AP credits I have, I can graduate early (3 years total). However, I'm also considering doing the traditional 4 year plan and adding a double major in Economics. For consulting purposes, is the Econ major ...

    1 comment20 Apr 2016 -

  90. I'm currently a sophomore in IOE. I don't know if this is the proper place to ask, but would IOE roles in engineering firms value investment banking and business development experience? I have experience as a business development manager at a la ...

    1 comment24 Mar 2013 -

  91. 2+3 Program

    Investment Banking

    I've been reading threads around the website for a while but this is the first time I've decided to post. My question is regarding the 2+3 programs (or 2-1-1-1) that are offered by many liberal arts schools to receive and engineering and liberal ...

    1 comment7 Feb 2012 -

  92. A little bit about me: I'm going into my junior year, I study Math(applied)+CS and I have fairly top of the line internships and research experience in nanotechnology and aerospace engineering. What is the best way to warrant an interest in finance? ...

    1 comment26 Jul 2011 -

  93. Engineer looking for a job

    Other Industries

    Hi! I'm an engineer, an electronics engineer to be exact. However, graduating from a third world country, I don't think my title and license would be honored once I'm out of my country. Are there any exam in the US that would certify me as ...

    1 comment2 Feb 2011 -

  94. basically what the question states... is it necessary? is it even advantageous? or can somebody that's just straight up good at their job be able to make smart decisions regarding this? engineering Background necessary sciences biology ...

    1 comment1 Nov 2010 -

  95. A Singapore based fund is funding +100 Million Euro into a European holding company, listed on Frankfurt Stock Exchange, who is engaged in engineering, construction, property, finance and mortgage sectors. They are looking to engage with liquid listed com ...

    10 Sep 2010 -

  96. So here is my story: I spent 6 years in Undergraduate Engineering at SUNY Buffalo and graduated with 2.1 GPA. After graduating, I prepped day and night for the GMAT and scored a 760. Given my shoddy Undergraduate GPA, I'm planning on doing my masters ...

    1 comment4 Aug 2010 -

  97. Future of regional banks

    Investment Banking

    With the Messiah and Prince Harry and Princess Pelosi running the show now and likely to implement regulations on leveraging and salary, is this going to push business to regional banks? Or is everyone going to be leveraged a lot less and regional banks a ...

    1 comment22 Jan 2009 -