Rawlsian wrote:jonillson wrote:Rawlsian wrote:It's accurate to say Vandy places at least as well in NY as BU, and I believe it's reasonable to say Vandy places a little better.
It's hard to know for sure without knowing firms' particular GPA-cutoffs regarding each school, but slightly more New York firms interview at Vandy than BU. That difference is magnified when you consider that a greater percentage of BU students traditionally head to New York and BU's class size is close to 100 students bigger. Thus, by my calculations, 2.16 BU students head to NY for every 1 NY firm that interviews at the school, compared with 1.05 Vandy students for every 1 NY firm that interviews at the school. Note that firms will travel a greater distance and in greater numbers (proportionally) to recruit Vandy students.
Are you suggesting that there's a meaningful relationship between the number of students that travel to a city to off-campus interview and the number of firms that travel from that city to OCI? That...seems like a stretch (I'm being a bit generous).
I think you misunderstood my point. "By head to NY" I didn't mean students who travel to NY to off-campus interview at NY firms, but rather students who work in NY post-graduation. In fact, I factored in the placement data you just linked from LST to figure the amount of firms that interview at a school/number of students who work in NY post-graduation (the 2.16 and 1.05 numbers). Those numbers also imply what Rad Law brought up: fewer students per firm mean less competition for jobs.
I'm having a hard time following. Let's say ten NYC firms interview at BU's OCI, and fifteen NYC firms interview at Vandy's. If each of the firms that interviews at BU hires 2 students, and each of the firms that interviews at Vandy hires 1 student, how can you conclude that there is less competition at Vandy? There would be fifteen NYC firms looking to fill fifteen NYC jobs at Vandy's OCI compared with ten NYC firms looking to fill twenty NYC jobs at BU. And these numbers assume Vandy's NYC firm advantage at OCI is 50%, which it's probably not (you said "slightly more"; I don't have access to the exact numbers).
Rawlsian wrote:I will grant that there is another inference that can be drawn from the 1.05 and 2.16 numbers. Perhaps since more BU students head to NY, and fewer NY firms interview at BU than Vandy, then firms higher deeper in BU's class--for example, each firm highers 2 instead of 1. However, if that was the case I would expect fewer firms to interview at Vandy, not more.
Why would you "expect fewer firms to interview at Vandy" if "firms higher deeper in BU's class"? I don't understand.