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18 Feb 2014, 10:55
bdepp wrote:
Keep in mind, however, that most people say that getting into IB with no prior experience in it is very, very difficult.

Really? The bulk of the folks who landed IB internships here at Johnson came from non-IB backgrounds. IB is an industry that needs warm bodies (sorry to be so blunt) and they know the majority of people going to MBA programs are career changers. It's tough, but not because of people's backgrounds, it's the nature of the work and the culture that makes landing an IB internship a grueling process.
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18 Feb 2014, 13:54
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bdepp wrote:
Keep in mind, however, that most people say that getting into IB with no prior experience in it is very, very difficult.

Really? The bulk of the folks who landed IB internships here at Johnson came from non-IB backgrounds. IB is an industry that needs warm bodies (sorry to be so blunt) and they know the majority of people going to MBA programs are career changers. It's tough, but not because of people's backgrounds, it's the nature of the work and the culture that makes landing an IB internship a grueling process.

Same at Fuqua - every summer associate I talked to did something non-banking pre MBA. While a business background helps in the recruiting process, banks are open to hire engineers/non-traditionals as long as they can demonstrate quant abilities.

PE/HF is a whole different beast, and mostly recruit at Top5 schools and is network driven.
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Re: Darden (No $) Vs Kenan-Flagler ($$) [#permalink] ### Show Tags 24 Feb 2014, 22:26 Looking at the employment report of both schools, both programs place a fairly high percentage of grads in top Consulting and I-banking positions. Both schools also list the Consulting and I-banks as "top hiring companies" meaning they hire more than 1 or 2 students each year. Unfortunately they don’t specify exactly how many grads were placed at each company but these guides should give a good idea of where people are working post-mba. Both the schools are good. Yu can choose any one out of the two. Also remember that interview skills are very important. Try to get into contact with an alumnus of these two schools and try to arrange for some mock interviews. The following link might be helpful. http://www.interviewbay.com/ Good Luck! Intern Joined: 13 Dec 2013 Posts: 24 Followers: 0 Kudos [?]: 1 [0], given: 0 Re: Darden (No ) Vs Kenan-Flagler ($$) [#permalink] ### Show Tags 25 Feb 2014, 13:05 I don't think the difference between the schools is that big I'd go to KF because the$60k is worth more than the slight gap in rankings imo
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