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Help with school choice [#permalink] New post 01 Feb 2012, 08:56
Hi Stacy,

I've recently been admitted to both NYU Stern and Cornell Johnson (with some $$$), and I wanted to hear your opinion on where you think i might fit better. I have 6 years of WE in financial services industry and am hoping to go into management consulting (McKinsey, BCG, Bain) post-MBA. I'd want to stay near NY/Boston afterwards but I'll also be open to exploring opportunities in Asia (China, Korea).

I feel like both programs offer similar opportunities: strong school presence/reputation in both NYC & Asia, Cornell's Immersion/BR Consulting and Stern's IMI/consulting corps, and all major consulting firms recruit from both. The only big difference I see is obviously the student life aspect of it. I think I'd enjoy Cornell's collaborative and friendly environment while I also would like to witness how Stern takes advantage of its location. Am I missing anything else? or is it just going to come down to city vs. country living? I see pros and cons of each location, so that's not a big factor for me though.

What would be your thoughts on this? In your opinion, is there anything you think I should take into consideration when making my decision? or should I just take the money since they are awfully similar in so many ways and some $$$ is better than nothing?

Thank you so much for your help!
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Re: Help with school choice [#permalink] New post 01 Feb 2012, 16:50
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Hi alliwant4xmas,

Congratulations on being accepted into both programs. Both programs have world renowned reputations.

If you are determined for work for a specific company, for example Mckinsey, I recommend you speak to the career centers at both Cornell and NYU to see which companies recruit there. For some of the major international consulting firms, it can be difficult to be accepted for an internship if you are not attending one of their target programs.


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