Noval wrote:MrKappus wrote:HeavenWood wrote:MrKappus wrote:Yeah, I guess having banking/consulting jobs open to you and a huge network of extremely successful alums would get me down in the dumps too. I'm not saying you can't be proud of your Pitt 3.9, but I'm pretty sure most of your 3.5@Penn friends wouldn't trade places w/ you.
You don't have banking/consulting jobs open to you when you're a liberal arts major.
Hahahahaha of COURSE you do. Nearly all of my banking/consulting friends did liberal arts majors, and I have a lot of 'em.
True, anyone can apply to IB or Management Consulting these days, but if you're not a typical top student from a top business school, you'll have to prove yourself and network a lot, but it's definitely possible as i know friends who went to no name schools and get "decent" GPAs in programs like History or Economy and they got in because they were persistent, the point is to get respect and attention from the recruiting staff, let the magic do the rest.
In fact, Investment Banks are starting to dislike the top students from rich families at top schools, they obviously have no sense of reality, they are starting to look at poor students who are ready to fight till their last breath in the jungle to get things done, not the same bunch that entered HBS with daddy's network and money.
Not sure how investment banks are going to know a families income most of the time. In my experience, no interviewer or networking contact has asked for my families income.