I have admits from Cornell and Tepper (with 20% $).
I am torn between the two. Tepper attracts me with the Financial Engineering track but again I gather Cornell is a better brand name with better presence in Wall Street.
I am a comp science guy from India with 6 yrs of ex (spent a lot of time in Tokyo and some time in NY), last 3.5 yrs in IB technology working in developing algo trading models and stuff.
I would love to hear your thoughts.
Okay, so these are two programs that I applied to and researched very heavily. I spent 3 days at Tepper and spoke to students, adcoms, and professors. While the school has a reputation as “quanty,” it is not very strong in the typical Wall Street roles. I got a sense that there would be a lot more leg-work needed to secure jobs in IB, Trading, IM roles. It still seems very possible to do, but Cornell seems to have a much stronger presence on Wall Street.
A 20% Scholly wouldn’t be enough to sway me towards CMU, if it was 75%-100% then maybe. Just my (slightly) biased opinion.
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