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New post 27 Mar 2015, 12:04
Hello everyone,

I have been truly fortunate to be accepted by multiple top 10 schools, but have narrowed it down to these two. I am a career switcher coming from consulting and am hoping to go into investment banking either in Chicago or NYC or SF (location is not a big factor). I am contemplating as the Tuck alumni base and community are very strong in helping with the career change, but at the same time one can't ignore the finance recognition Booth receives from recruiters. What are your thoughts?

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New post 28 Mar 2015, 11:11
You can get a job in IBD from either school. The cultures and environments are completely different, though. Visit both schools and see which one resonates with you more.
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New post 31 Mar 2015, 07:06
any other thoughts or opinions?
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New post 31 Mar 2015, 07:15
I prefer Tuck. Like you, I'm aiming IBD and got into Tuck and Booth, and Kellogg. But I've narrowed it to Tuck and Kellogg. Didn't feel such a strong fit with Booth despite visiting and talking to many students. Kind of silly as Booth is the 'finance' school compared to Tuck and Kellogg but I believe for IBD, each of these schools will get you to where you wish to go.
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New post 31 Mar 2015, 07:42
wmay wrote:
I prefer Tuck. Like you, I'm aiming IBD and got into Tuck and Booth, and Kellogg. But I've narrowed it to Tuck and Kellogg. Didn't feel such a strong fit with Booth despite visiting and talking to many students. Kind of silly as Booth is the 'finance' school compared to Tuck and Kellogg but I believe for IBD, each of these schools will get you to where you wish to go.


That is unique indeed. For the bulge brackets that recruit at the top 10, roughly how many interview spots are given at each school? Do they differ by school? If so, can any current students delve into how the process works at their respective schools? Thank you!!
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New post 31 Mar 2015, 13:36
As KingFalcon said, both these schools will get you into IBD. I personally feel that if both schools will help you get to the same goal, you should evaluate the brand of the school and fit. Also, take into account the kind of environment you want to spend the next 2 years. Chicago is a metropolitan city whereas Tuck is a rural environment and fairly hard to get to.
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New post 31 Mar 2015, 15:09
Thank you all for your input. The reason I am curious is that after visiting both schools and talking to current students I can see myself at both schools. However, my main concern is will there be different levels of difficulty for securing interviews when in comes to on campus recruiting for IB. For example, Tuck will have less people recruiting for IB than Booth but Booth will most likely have more banks come on site. My concern with Booth is that will the same people get the same interview slots over and over again? On the reverse side for Tuck, will the banks interview less people while on campus due to the school being smaller?
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Hello everyone,

I have been truly fortunate to be accepted by multiple top 10 schools, but have narrowed it down to these two. I am a career switcher coming from consulting and am hoping to go into investment banking either in Chicago or NYC or SF (location is not a big factor). I am contemplating as the Tuck alumni base and community are very strong in helping with the career change, but at the same time one can't ignore the finance recognition Booth receives from recruiters. What are your thoughts?

Thanks,
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If you want to go into investment banking in a city like Chicago, NYC, or SF, I think Booth is the place for you... After all, Booth is IN one of those cities and finance happens to be its "thing."

I had a big long response typed out debating the merits of each school, ultimately concluding that, in my opinion, Booth is where you should go, but the cultures are so different between the two that you should really focus on which one fits you the best. Both schools will get you where you want to go so go to the one that will allow you to be happiest.
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New post 31 Mar 2015, 16:33
Go where you felt the best connection. From the Tuck side of the house, I know everyone who came in looking at IBD in my class (2016) got multiple interviews and many got multiple offers. If you are interested in IBD, you will get an IBD job coming from either Tuck or Booth.

With that said, the programs are night and day difference. But you won't go wrong in terms of your professional goals, so try and decide which group of people you want to spend two years with. Not to mention small town New England versus Chicago.
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Thanks everyone for the insight. Does anyone know how many interview slots are provided per company during on campus recruiting?
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bobjoneslee wrote:
Thanks everyone for the insight. Does anyone know how many interview slots are provided per company during on campus recruiting?


I doubt there is a set amount. The more qualified applicants, the better.
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New post 09 Apr 2015, 08:56
@bobjoneslee..........did you decide what to do? Just curious!
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@bobjoneslee..........did you decide what to do? Just curious!


havent decided yet will be decidin by the end of the month!
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New post 22 May 2015, 14:46
bobjoneslee wrote:
Thanks everyone for the insight. Does anyone know how many interview slots are provided per company during on campus recruiting?

At Tuck, 50% of the interview slots are set for bidding. So if you are really really interested in a particular position, you can bid high enough and get a guaranteed interview slot.
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New post 26 May 2015, 12:59
bobjoneslee wrote:
I am a career switcher coming from consulting and am hoping to go into investment banking either in Chicago or NYC or SF (location is not a big factor). I am contemplating as the Tuck alumni base and community are very strong in helping with the career change, but at the same time one can't ignore the finance recognition Booth receives from recruiters. What are your thoughts?


Tuck vs Booth is generally a matter of taste (academics culture and location) given the career opportunities are comparable with Tuck being a stronger network whereas Booth will have more companies recruiting on-campus given its larger size. I would prefer Tuck myself because of its culture and network. However, if you want investment banking, I've heard from a bulge bracket M&A banking director that Booth is a target school for more banks so your opportunity net is wider. Some firms have reduced the number of target schools in the past years. I've heard that most people at Booth and Tuck who want investment banking jobs land them, but I haven't seen any hard data.
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New post 27 May 2015, 11:11
You have a great dilemma bud! Both are great schools and will get you want you want (hard work and networking is needed of course). As other people have said above, you should definitely consider what else you want from the next two years. Chicago is a finance power house and is located in a metropolitan that offers you lots of opportunities to indulge in things that might not be as easily accessible from Tuck, which is located in a rural area. Of course rural / secluded setting offers its own rewards I guess.

Do consider location, final work location post-MBA, etc. when it comes to making your decision! Best of luck and post your decision once you have made it.
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