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  2. The Myth of the "Target School"

    Investment Banking

    **Disclaimer: Semi-target Alumni** Now that training is finishing up at my bank (GS/MS), I wanted to share with WSO how radically different the analyst class make up is compared to the pre-conceived notion of it being filled with mostly target schools. ...

    66 comments27 Jan 2019 -

  3. Business Week just released its annual Best Undergraduate Business School rankings and it got me thinking about the value of said degree to the average aspiring monkey. Surely we know that finance, accounting, math and medieval interior design are the typ ...

    84 comments16 Mar 2011 -

  4. Hey guys, I'm trying to decide between Harvard, Duke, Wharton and Vanderbilt. I know that Harvard and Wharton are bigger targets and have more prestige than Duke or Vandy but socially they don't even compare. Everybody I met at Wharton were huge ...

    61 comments2 May 2018 -

  5. Obviously a huge topic of interest on WSO is that of the "target school," especially when those who are in high school ask for advice regarding which school they should go to to maximize recruiting. I'm starting at a large BB this summer, a ...

    106 comments29 May 2012 -

  6. I'm having a tough time deciding where to go for undergrad. I know Stern and UVA are generally considered target schools, but I have scholarships at Vandy and Rice. Would going to Stern be worth going into debt for? I also heard life sucks there, so ...

    64 comments19 Apr 2011 -

  7. What Are Some Fratty Target Schools?

    Business School and GMAT

    One would think being a fratstar and working in IB would go hand-in-hand. However, many target schools (Stern, Chicago etc.) have abysmal Greek life, while the best Greek schools (FSU, ASU, Alabama etc.) are big state schools and total non-targets. Are th ...

    32 comments15 Jun 2014 -

  8. Moelis Target Schools

    Investment Banking

    Thought I would share the list of Ugrad schools Moelis recruits from. Buddy who SAed there showed me, and I thought I would share with you guys. Cornell Duke Harvard Indiana London School of Economics New York University Northwestern Stockholm School of B ...

    39 comments2 Sep 2012 -

  9. Hey guys, currently I am a sophomore at the University of Houston, unfortunately my school is terrible when is comes to OCR and it's very difficult to land an IB gig out of here. I have applied to a few target schools so that I can transfer out this ...

    31 comments2 Dec 2012 -

  10. UG: Dartmouth vs UChicago

    Business School and GMAT

    Have to make a decision regarding Dartmouth and Uchicago. Which one is a bigger target for NYC IBD? target schools ...

    16 comments29 Mar 2017 -

  11. I'm hoping to get into Goldman Sachs for Investment banking for a summer internship and possibly a few years in their CF department before going on to doing my PG which requires about 5 years of job experience. I was wondering if anyone knows what ar ...

    22 comments19 Apr 2012 -

  12. http://www.wallstreetoasis.com/user/26892 In less than 72 hours... I just can't take you...these guys are on here to help and all you tell them to do is shut it...granted that you might have been attacked first...but that's how guys are when try ...

    19 comments16 Jan 2010 -

  13. In terms of recruiting, how prominent is UCLA among investment banks, including BB and boutiques, especially compared to UC Berkeley. I've spent a lot of time researching and I've looked up literally every post with the tag UCLA but I can't ...

    15 comments15 Jan 2014 -

  14. I want to break into either consulting or I-banking. Trying to decide which school is the best fit to break into consulting or I-Banking. Do most firms see PennLPS like Columbia? A lot of my friends from Columbia have broken into investment banking. Just ...

    11 comments19 Dec 2016 -

  15. Hello everyone, I am debating between colleges and looking for advice. I have been accepted to Marshall at USC (without scholarship money) and ASU with nearly a full ride. I was wondering if the debt from USC is worth it. If I work my ass off at ASU, will ...

    9 comments26 Mar 2018 -

  16. Hi, I am currently a grade 11 student in Canada. I am studying in the GTA (Greater Toronto Area). At the moment, I achieve high marks in my school (Around 94-97%). I am involved in few clubs in my school. I am part of the Student Activity Council, part of ...

    14 comments3 Oct 2011 -

  17. Hello, after having discovered WSO a few weeks ago, I have come to realize that there is no comprehensive list of European target schools for Investment banking... Could someone kindly provide us with a list (featuring targets, semi-targets and tiers in e ...

    6 comments2 Sep 2019 -

  18. Magna cum Laude vs. Summa cum Laude: does it matter? both check the box, right? so an applicant with one has 0 advantage from this over another, if they are from the same target? Not to sound defensive but Magna > Summa in the sense that the person was ...

    13 comments10 May 2010 -

  19. I want to major in finance and am considering top schools. I am going to be a Junior next year. GPA- unweighted 3.822- weighted- 4.815 As a sophomore I received straight As, while taking all honors classes and AP US History and AP Comp Sci. Freshmen year ...

    8 comments23 Jun 2015 -

  20. Good day everyone, I am a community college student who is looking to transfer to UIUC. It's certainly not an Ivy League school, but I believe their college of business is still really competitive, and hopefully, GPA of 3.9 will suffice to get me acc ...

    5 comments14 Feb 2017 -

  21. Hey WSO, This is my first post on WSO, how exciting! Anyways, I'm a 16 year old junior in high school, and I am totally going into a finance or economics major in college. Since you are all either in business school or established in the field, I tho ...

    5 comments23 Nov 2015 -

  22. http://qz.com/180247/why-google-doesnt-care-about-... I wonder if this will start to be more and more of a trend. As more and more people go to college, pumping out many idiots who don't know what they're doing (not everyone in school is like th ...

    4 comments17 Sep 2014 -

  23. Before you neglect this post due to my inexperience in the actual field or belief that I am going to change my mind about this, hear me out. First off, I didn't become passionate about business because I watched Wolf of Wall Street once or twice. I&# ...

    3 comments15 Dec 2014 -

  24. duke ugs

    Investment Banking

    . Investment Banking college target schools ...

    2 comments8 Jan 2016 -

  25. Hi all! I am applying for 1 year QTEM Master in Finance exchange (0.5 year in one university, 0.5 in other). There is a list of available schools below. I highlighted schools that I consider good (or even target). I checked Financial Times and TOPUniversi ...

    1 comment12 Feb 2019 -

  26. I'm currently in my final year of high school in Belgium and got terrible grades last year (69% overall when I would usually get +90% for economics). So I won't be going to a real target-university in the UK or USA. Does anyone have information ...

    22 Sep 2015 -

  27. A while back I posted about how public universities are developing a growing presence on Wall Street. In that post, I highlighted four undergraduate programs that have earned an upstanding reputation for job placement. Over a four week span, I will give y ...

    19 Jul 2012 -