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University of Toronto VS. McGill (Exit Oppurtunity)

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Replies to: University of Toronto VS. McGill (Exit Oppurtunity)

  • kelloggsskelloggss Registered User Posts: 436 Member
    well, good luck with ur wall street dreams.
    i'm going into Columbia economics next year and i'm running around trying to get an internship on wall street, let alone a job...

    theres no reason for anyone on wall street to consider canadian students for paid positions when they have a SURPLUS of harvard and yale GRAD students wanting UNPAID internships
  • ElectronicaElectronica Registered User Posts: 160 Junior Member
    McGill students wearing Wharton apparel... haha, that's so awkward.

    kelloggss, the College or SEAS?
  • MaxmilianMaxmilian Registered User Posts: 5 New Member
    i'm going into Columbia economics next year and i'm running around trying to get an internship on wall street, let alone a job...

    To Kelloggss

    Don't worry, you will land an internship. You seem like a bright person. Besides you need to be special, no matter what job you apply for. I have some experience in certain fields, which has drawn eyes to my resume. Besides I wouldn't touch NYC just yet, I looked into BB firms offices' in Europe and Asia. Be optimistic and keep on smiling, and you will land a internship, I will promise you :)

    A Target school opens many doors, but if you aren't the right candidate, your qualifications won't open the last door...the door which counts the most!
  • kelloggsskelloggss Registered User Posts: 436 Member
    maximilian, i'm illiterate in ur language of riddles...haha

    what you said sounds...legitimate though. so thanks!
  • ParalegalParalegal Registered User Posts: 27 New Member
    You're not gonna end up working on Wall Street coming out of McGill or Toronto

    That's interesting because I know someone who graduated from McGill and he's now a senior executive at a Wall Street firm.
  • kelloggsskelloggss Registered User Posts: 436 Member
    OF COURSE there r gonna be 1 or 2 ppl from mcgill or ut working on wall street. its not like theres a wall separating mcgill from wall street... all i'm saying is that its SIGNIFICANTLY harder coming from mcgill. i would say theres probably 1 in 10 000 mcgill grads who end up on wall street.

    please dont use one personal experience which may be fabricated for all we no, to try to discredit general claims
  • starbrightstarbright Registered User Posts: 4,660 Senior Member
    There is a ton of mythology about how you can't get a particular job/on a particular path if you go to a Canadian school. Sure numbers work much more in your favor at one than another, but it is not at all black and white as some make it out to be: e.g. it is NOT true "you can never work at X if you go to Y". Partly driven by the fact that most of the stuff online is written by American students and their schools, who know nothing about Canadian business schools. I personally know a significant number of students who have done internships and taken positions on Wall St. after a Canadian business school degree (I'm a professor in one).

    Moreover, it's not nearly as centralized as it appears. Even just within the US, Goldman-Sachs has been recruiting from 45 different campuses (including 35 firm wide target schools and 30 division wide target schools). They hired from 135 campuses.

    For what it's worth, here is a list of the top employers (not the only employers) hiring out of McGill:

    Accenture
    Air Canada
    Aldo Group Inc.
    BMO Capital Markets
    Bombardier
    CIBC
    Deloitte Consulting
    Deutsche Post Consulting
    Export Development Corporation
    GlaxoSmithKline Inc.
    IBM Consulting
    Johnson & Johnson
    J.P. Morgan
    L'Or
  • tomofbostontomofboston Registered User Posts: 2,373 Senior Member
    Kelloggss wrote:
    'please dont use one personal experience which may be fabricated for all we no, to try to discredit general claims"

    KNOW not NO. I guess Goldman Sachs doen't care about spelling.
  • nirvanatearnirvanatear Registered User Posts: 264 Junior Member
    wow thanks starbright! Do you also happen to know about Sauder BComm graduate placements? Thanks a lot!

    @ Maximillan: Canada has Bay Street, too ;)

    @kelloggs: lol you will totally beast internships because you're in COLUMBIA!
  • JakobCreutzfeldtJakobCreutzfeldt Registered User Posts: 39 Junior Member
    I'm not really sure about Montreal, but I know that Toronto has plenty of job opportunities in the finance sector, but if you're serious about working for Wall Street in Finance, first you need to be interested in learning a lot of math. And U of Waterloo in my opinion is an excellent school for that. They have a lot of co-op opportunities for undergraduate, and a lot of people go to work for Wall Street afterward.
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