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How good is Emory for finding a job in Wall Street?

MrDiazMrDiaz Registered User Posts: 82 Junior Member
I am planning to attend grad school either at NYU or Columbia... very tough.
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Replies to: How good is Emory for finding a job in Wall Street?

  • rickle1rickle1 Registered User Posts: 1,354 Senior Member
    There are Emory alums on WS. Do a search on Linkedin and you'll see that representation. However, due primarily to its location, Emory places better in Atlanta and Charlotte (both good banking centers). Some prefer that as the major banks pay the same even though the southern cities are far less expensive. Of course others prefer the hustle bustle of NYC. Placement out of NYU / Columbia in NYC is top notch.
  • emorynavyemorynavy Registered User Posts: 278 Junior Member
    @MrDiaz
    You should just apply to NYU for undergrad if these are your goals.
  • SJ2727SJ2727 Registered User Posts: 853 Member
    Sister graduated magna cum laude from Emory a few years back and had no problem getting good offers on Wall Street even though her major had nothing to do with business or finance (her entry-level job was as a financial analyst). Do well at a good school and have the personal qualities companies are looking for, and the job offers will be there.
    Of course, Wall Street is nowhere near the attraction it was a decade ago either.
  • MrDiazMrDiaz Registered User Posts: 82 Junior Member
    I dont wanna go to college in NYC but i wanna work there later on. Im choosing between BC and emory for business and then probably go to grad school at NYU Stern or Columbia business. I mean emory has a pretty good business school and so does BC but I am just deciding between the two.
  • MrDiazMrDiaz Registered User Posts: 82 Junior Member
    Which one should I choose? BC or Emory for undergrad business? I am planning to do MBA....Im a recruited athlete so have to apply ED to one of them...any suggestion?
  • SJ2727SJ2727 Registered User Posts: 853 Member
    There’s usually no point trying to do an mba immediately out of undergrad. You leverage them best when you’ve had a few years work experience (many require this for entry anyway), and ideally you want a company paying for it. And many MBAs are actually aimed at people who did not do business for undergrad.
    Honestly - my suggestion would be to go to the college you feel you’d be happiest at, because it’s likely to be where you will do better. ( I know people who’ve gone to no-name colleges in the sticks on sports scholarships and landed jobs on Wall Street, too. Ok not lots... but the point is about you too, not just the college name on your degree.)
  • rickle1rickle1 Registered User Posts: 1,354 Senior Member
    BC undergrad places quite well on WS and Boston is a huge financial center (particularly on the buy side where many bankers want to go anyway). Asset management firms like Fidelity, MFS, Putnam, Wellington, State Street, Hancock or all based in Boston as well as many PE shops and BB offices. If getting in to that type of business is your goal, makes a lot of sense to go to school where the action is.
  • ljberkowljberkow Registered User Posts: 488 Member
    The best advice is to call or email the admissions directors of Goizueta Business School. They also have info sessions at admitted students days. If you want more immediate information, the hiring companies and firms are listed on the Goizueta's website. I do find it interesting that we saw some deciding between BC and Emory last year. While both schools are outstanding and have excellent business schools, Emory and BC are like night and day.
  • bernie12bernie12 Registered User Posts: 5,293 Senior Member
    edited November 2018
    @MrDiaz : To keep it real, if you want an MBA or economics grad. school, it may not matter what undergrad (if you get a great job, even if not WS, and then go to a great MBA program, you will likely land on WS if you want to be on WS) you go to, especially since we are talking about two strong schools. There are also alternatives to GBS/any business school that may land you in NYC or a very well-paying business related job for a post-grad opportunity (especially at Emory. The rise of the QTM majors will no doubt create more diverse routes to MBAs and business/economics related graduate school opportunities). PLEASE keep an open-mind and do not have tunnel vision towards a WS job and then grad. school/MBA. There are many pathways to and through an MBA (especially the most elite MBA programs), don't close off other options before you even get in college.

    BC, I know little about it other than it being in Boston which will naturally provide a location advantage for potential recruitment opps. and it definitely being different from Emory (Emory is definitely much more of a hardcore research university and the academic atmosphere and curricular design in various departments reflect that).

    I am just not the type that is going to get on here and blindly promote a prospective student choosing a school with Wall Street in mind as the primary goal. That doesn't make sense as plans change and because there are so many routes to it and good business/finance jobs, especially if you start at any super solid or elite undergraduate program and do your due diligence getting internships and the right kinds of professional development opportunities. There are some elites that obviously feed directly to WS, but you have to take into account those students' background and how concentrated certain types of talent is at those schools, and how many are aiming for those positions in the first place (often far more than at other elites. It is very hard to compare schools when you have no clue what types of jobs students at each want to pursue. It is a stretch to say that "everyone in business schools and economics programs have to want a job on Wall Street as that is ideal according to the media and societal expectations"). Even at such places, being present at the school and making decent grades in your major is usually not sufficient. Top schools don't place you, but make it easier to place yourself.


    These two schools are very different but can place you on WS if that is what you want, so I would really consider the other differences and what you want in your social and academic experience. Think about the journey if you are seriously considering either of these schools.
  • BiffBrownBiffBrown Registered User Posts: 452 Member
    @MrDiaz

    Placement data for 2017 Emory Goizueta School BBA graduates:

    https://goizueta.emory.edu/degree/undergraduate/career_management/placement_statistics/index.html

    Note that BlackRock, JPMorgan, Goldman, Nomura Securities, Citi, Wells Fargo, Morgan Stanley, Lazard are listed as top recruiters (among many others) for Goizueta BBA grads.

    I suggest you look up similar data for Boston College's undergraduate business program.

    Also, you'd be surprised at how little entry level buy side analysts make at places like Fidelity.
  • lookingforwardlookingforward Registered User Posts: 30,924 Senior Member
    edited November 2018
    Wait til you get an admit before thinking about which offer to take.

    Emory doesn't "find" you a job. You knock yourself out to do well, learn the right skills, haunt Career Services, and then go job hunting.

    And btw, when they review your app, it's for the 4 years there. Not your future job wants.
  • TomSrOfBostonTomSrOfBoston Registered User Posts: 14,742 Senior Member
    Two weeks ago you were inquiring about NYU engineering. Did you change your mind about majors and NYC?
  • MrDiazMrDiaz Registered User Posts: 82 Junior Member
    @TomSrOfBoston i realised cost was an issue
  • bernie12bernie12 Registered User Posts: 5,293 Senior Member
    @MrDiaz : So other engineering programs are off the table, even those that may cost less or where you may earn significant financial aid or a scholarship? Note that engineering majors and STEM majors can make it to WS (or wherever to be honest) too.

    @BiffBrown : Again, this data is of limited use and only shows that folks who want to can place on to WS which is a no-brainer because Emory, like all elite publics and privates is really selective. We have no idea about how many were interested versus who got offers.
  • lookingforwardlookingforward Registered User Posts: 30,924 Senior Member
    Mr Diaz. Engineering- and the prep and ECs to get into a good college- is very different than saying Wall Street and majors more directly related to that.

    And you recently asked about poli sci, too.

    How young are you/what grade in school? How have you explored what direction you want?
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