01-11-2011, 10:24 PM
Join Date: Aug 2004
Study asserts that for top consulting/finance firms "no one cares" about MIT
Brown and Cornell are Second Tier - Percolator - The Chronicle of Higher Education
If you want to get a job at the very best law firm, investment bank, or consultancy, here’s what you do: |
1. Go to Harvard, Yale, Princeton, or (maybe) Stanford. If you’re a business student, attending the Wharton School at the University of Pennsylvania will work, too, but don’t show up with a diploma from Dartmouth or MIT. No one cares about those places.
...Here’s what a top consultant had to say about M.I.T.:
You will find it when you go to like career fairs or something and you know someone will show up and say, you know, “Hey, I didn’t go to HBS [Harvard Business School] but, you know, I am an engineer at M.I.T. and I heard about this fair and I wanted to come meet you in New York.” God bless him for the effort but, you know, it’s just not going to work.
Now, one might naturally argue that this wouldn't be an issue because MIT students don't care about working for such firms anyway. Yet that is belied by the fact that, before the economic crash, nearly half of all MIT undergrads who entered the workforce took jobs in finance or consulting. Nearly half of all accepted offers were with consulting and finance firms. http://web.mit.edu/career/www/infost...aduation07.pdf