dbalkaran wrote:dabigchina wrote:dbalkaran wrote:Hikikomorist wrote:Kronk wrote:UT Austin is actually better than either of those schools if we're considering North Carolina and Texas the South
Are you delusional?
The whole undergrad prestige thing is stupid. Specializations matter way more in undergrad so depending on what you study the top schools change.
For example look at the Bloomberg Top 10 undergrad business schools.
2. Notre Dame
3. Boston College
Don't think anyone would consider Indiana or Bentley national powerhouse schools, but for business they place extremely well into all of the top accounting, finance, and consulting firms. I went to Bentley and it was weird to not see someone working at Deloitte, PwC, E&Y, KPMG, Bain, Merrill Lynch, JP Morgan and other places with similar prestige. If you look at the Top 10 Engineering schools for undergrad there's literally one school that's the same.
3. Cal Berkeley
4. Cal Tech
5. Georgia Tech
6. University of Illinois
8. Carnegie Mellon
IMO undergrad matters far less than grad school. A good GPA is the most important thing whether you went to some random state school or NYU. If you graduate from a top school with a shit GPA you're no better than a state school kid with a 3.9-4.0 from what I've seen.
I have literally never heard anyone call Bentley a feeder for mbb or bb ibd.
The big4 are not prestigious. Anyone with a pulse and 150 accounting course hours can get a job in big4 accounting.
Sure they can. I'd love to see all the kids from Florida State at Deloitte. Who doesn't consider a job at PwC prestigious? You're in the minority there thinking that the Big4 aren't prestigious. There are plenty of kids that work at Goldman Sachs, Morgan Stanley, Credit Suisse, UBS, Citibank, State Street and other banks from Bentley. I never said they were a feeder school, but kids from Bentley or any of the other schools in the list I presented have no problems getting jobs at prestigious companies.
Can someone run a LinkedIn search looking at the number of Bentley (not the car, apparently) alumni at MBB/BB IBD? I would, but I'm currently restricted due to being at my non-commercial limit. Maybe compare with a similarly sized/smaller LAC (PAWS-tier).