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Need help with choosing a school - UNC or Gtown? [#permalink] New post 29 Mar 2011, 06:22
I am down to UNC and Gtown as my 2 final choices and need some help in choosing one over the other - below are some stats i grabbed from usnews rankings for reference:
UNC:
Full time employed at grad/3months: 60.3%/78.6%
Full time grad 270
Consulting 26 - avg. 105k
finance 67 - avg 90k
Notable recruiters taken from brochure (3+ hire) : amazon, american express, bank of america, barclays, credit suise, cse consulting, deloitte, goldman, IBM, Intel, JPMorgan, Boston consulting group, wells fargo securities
Link to recruiters but 2009 stats
http://www.kenan-flagler.unc.edu/Progra ... ecruit.cfm

GTown:
Full time employed at grad/3months: 58%/88.1%
Full time grad 238
Consulting 46 - avg. 97k
finance 51 - avg 93k
Notable recruiters (hired more than 1): American express, bank of america, Beiersdorf, booz allen, capgemini, citi, deloitte, morgan stanley, pwc,accenture, wells fargo, world bank
http://students.msb.edu/admissions/empl ... rofile.pdf



I have the finance and consulting figures here to show the 2 areas i am interested in but I am more interested in Consulting right now though. Seems Gtown has more grads with jobs post MBA (3 months) than UNC but i think it might be due to the area in DC though? GTown also seems to have more students in consulting and finance in terms of percentage of total full time grads so I am not sure if that means UNC is not ideal for consulting or not? UNC seems to have more company selection in consulting and finance than gtown..

Please help me out :)... thanks!
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Re: Need help with choosing a school - UNC or Gtown? [#permalink] New post 29 Mar 2011, 09:45
Congrats on both schools!

Looking at employment reports is just a first step. Best thing to do is to talk to actual students at these schools -- even contact the adcom or admin to see if they can get you in touch with current students. The numbers may not reflect whether students in one school have a more difficult time than the other school with a certain industry, but could also be a reflection of student interests (i.e. what UNC students want may be different than what Georgetown students want, hence the differences in where they end up working). In the end, talking to current students who are going through the recruiting process at the schools you've gotten into will give you much better info, and yes students for the most part will be straight with you (no school propaganda BS if you're asking them about their own recruiting experiences).
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Re: Need help with choosing a school - UNC or Gtown? [#permalink] New post 04 Apr 2011, 06:50
hmm after asking a few student reps from both schools it is still mixed... UNC seems to have a better company profile and one student said it is improving this year as well in recruiting etc. GTown is more balanced with even percentages between finance and consulting as opposed to UNC more dominant in finance.

Also, how important is number of students graduating with a career? does one school with less numbers matter ?
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Re: Need help with choosing a school - UNC or Gtown? [#permalink] New post 04 Apr 2011, 08:55
Not sure exactly what you're getting at.

Go to the school that you are getting a better feeling for. You can analyze career stats all day, but ultimately it's still about which one you feel better (i.e. trust your instinct, rather than trying to out-think yourself).
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Re: Need help with choosing a school - UNC or Gtown? [#permalink] New post 06 Apr 2011, 05:15
AlexMBAApply wrote:
Not sure exactly what you're getting at.

Go to the school that you are getting a better feeling for. You can analyze career stats all day, but ultimately it's still about which one you feel better (i.e. trust your instinct, rather than trying to out-think yourself).



i guess maybe quality vs quantity? UNC has more quality companies but less students graduating towards consulting while gtown has decent companies but more students graduating towards consulting. I do have good feeling for UNC now..
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Re: Need help with choosing a school - UNC or Gtown? [#permalink] New post 06 Apr 2011, 09:49
If you're feeling better about UNC, then go to UNC. The fact that you're have a hard time deciding is a sign that either choice will work -- and that it really comes down to a personal decision.
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Re: Need help with choosing a school - UNC or Gtown? [#permalink] New post 28 May 2011, 00:14
shaselai wrote:
I am down to UNC and Gtown as my 2 final choices and need some help in choosing one over the other - below are some stats i grabbed from usnews rankings for reference:
UNC:
Full time employed at grad/3months: 60.3%/78.6%
Full time grad 270
Consulting 26 - avg. 105k
finance 67 - avg 90k
Notable recruiters taken from brochure (3+ hire) : amazon, american express, bank of america, barclays, credit suise, cse consulting, deloitte, goldman, IBM, Intel, JPMorgan, Boston consulting group, wells fargo securities
Link to recruiters but 2009 stats
http://www.kenan-flagler.unc.edu/Progra ... ecruit.cfm

GTown:
Full time employed at grad/3months: 58%/88.1%
Full time grad 238
Consulting 46 - avg. 97k
finance 51 - avg 93k
Notable recruiters (hired more than 1): American express, bank of america, Beiersdorf, booz allen, capgemini, citi, deloitte, morgan stanley, pwc,accenture, wells fargo, world bank
http://students.msb.edu/admissions/empl ... rofile.pdf



I have the finance and consulting figures here to show the 2 areas i am interested in but I am more interested in Consulting right now though. Seems Gtown has more grads with jobs post MBA (3 months) than UNC but i think it might be due to the area in DC though? GTown also seems to have more students in consulting and finance in terms of percentage of total full time grads so I am not sure if that means UNC is not ideal for consulting or not? UNC seems to have more company selection in consulting and finance than gtown..

Please help me out :)... thanks!


Stop thinking so much because there is nothing to think. Go to UNC. Period. Data can always be skewed to fit the reasoning.
Re: Need help with choosing a school - UNC or Gtown?   [#permalink] 28 May 2011, 00:14
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