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uc davis econ/man econ major

macecomaceco Registered User Posts: 21 New Member
edited April 2007 in Business Major
In regards to future employment and job opportuntiies, would UC Davis stand a chance at all compared to all the other UC's( UCI, UCSB, UCLA, UCB, etc)?

Also, in regards to job opportunities, would firms (big4, etc) hold UC Davis in higher regards than CSU's? I know CSU has business admin with emphasis, but would being ranked higher as a school make any diff?
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  • CalcruzerCalcruzer Registered User Posts: 4,832 Senior Member
    The big four recruit at UC Davis as well as at the Cal States. There is an advantage in going to a Cal State because you get the "total" business training, but, in general, the UCs overall are the better schools. The exceptions would be Cal Poly SLO for engineering or business--and possibly Cal State San Diego (San Diego State) for business, which is a very good school for business majors.

    Also, you can try to transfer later to the business programs at the two UCs that have them--UC Berkeley or UC Riverside--if you are interested.
  • macecomaceco Registered User Posts: 21 New Member
    I realize that big four recruits at both UC Davis and Cal states, but I was under the impression that being at UC's would appeal to recruiters more even though cal states may have a more focused business training. Is this a misconception?

    EDIT: Don't companies pick schools over major? School> major?

    One thing is whenever the topic of econ majors is brought up Uc Davis is hardly mentioned into the mix; that is kind of why I asked my first question whether or not davis has a chance compared to the other uc schools.

    Is UC Davis underrated? or do they pooch it for econ?
  • CalcruzerCalcruzer Registered User Posts: 4,832 Senior Member
    The recruiters I know (at E&Y) look for mostly people at the regular business programs, but that may be because I'm in the San Jose area, and down here it's mostly UC Berkeley, Santa Clara, Cal Poly SLO, and San Jose State grads (Stanford grads don't tend to go into accounting, I guess).

    I'm guessing they do recruit at UC Davis out of the SF offices--and may give you some break over the Cal State students in terms of needing less of a GPA in accounting courses--but I'm guessing the demands are fairly equivalent. The students from the Cal States have the business background--but not the competition. You would have greater competition--but less business training. The accounting courses would be equivalent. All in all, they probably treat the two programs equally for recruiting purposes.
  • confused_juniorconfused_junior Registered User Posts: 631 Member
    that's one of the cons for sd...the big 4 does not recruit there..which is why i might transfer
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