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New post 15 Apr 2018, 14:28
Hello,

Any help/suggestions/insight would be appreciated in helping me make my decision between Pittsburgh and Rochester.

I'm looking to go into a career in brand management or another strategic marketing role.

After undergrad I interned on Capitol Hill and worked on political campaigns for two and a half years. Did a year in sales. Then worked at a large nonprofit foundation in an operations role for two years before being promoted to a role in project management where I have been for about two years.

I received about 40% off from both schools. Rochester is private so it is obviously still more expensive. After estimating total expenses I think Rochester would be ~$13k more.

Rochester will have me start in June to lighten my course load in the fall since my quant score on the GMAT was low. It's unfortunate I won't get to work more to bring more $ with me to school, but it is also appealing to have more time to focus on internship hunting. I've heard Rochester really helps students gain strong analytical skills. I feel like Rochester may be the better choice, but I'm not a fan of the long winters and most of their alumni is in the Northeast (not where I would like to be long term). I love the city of Pittsburgh and could see myself staying in Pittsburgh long term. Obviously Pitt has a lot of alumni in the city which is appealing.

Any opinions would be helpful. I didn't get into any Midwest schools and I'm almost 30 so I'm not looking to wait another year and try again.
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Congrats!!!

Simon has been going downhill a bit over the last 10 years but it has been within top 25 10’years ago.

The part I am not thrilled with is that Simon has 50% of international students. That’s quite high. Usually 30% is the norm.

Also, Simon has no local employers or really much happening. New York is the place everyone heads for recruiting.

Despite all of that I feel Simon can be a stronger choice.

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Also, Simon has no local employers or really much happening. New York is the place everyone heads for recruiting.

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That's not true. While Rochester isn't NYC, there are notable firms there. Wegmans, Constellation Brands, Paychex, and Bausch & Lomb are all headquartered in Rochester.
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Thanks for the insight guys. Anyone else have any thoughts?
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Also, Simon has no local employers or really much happening. New York is the place everyone heads for recruiting.

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That's not true. While Rochester isn't NYC, there are notable firms there. Wegmans, Constellation Brands, Paychex, and Bausch & Lomb are all headquartered in Rochester.


Thanks for reporting! Is Kodak still a contender or is it completely gone?

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Also, Simon has no local employers or really much happening. New York is the place everyone heads for recruiting.

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That's not true. While Rochester isn't NYC, there are notable firms there. Wegmans, Constellation Brands, Paychex, and Bausch & Lomb are all headquartered in Rochester.


Thanks for reporting! Is Kodak still a contender or is it completely gone?

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Kodak and Xerox are still there.
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