Wharton is the problem! Current students help?

<p>Deciding btw Dartmouth and Penn. Here's the issue: my goal is to study what I want (ethnography, part of antropology), get out with an IB job, stash cash for 2-3 years then open my own small business/contol my own life. Dartmouth offers the opportunity to major in what I want and still have the Wall St. opportunity, since it is a Wall Street feeder school. Also gives me the opportunity to live/study in obscure places like Bejing, New Zealand, Argentina and Morocco and thereby satisfy my travel jones during college.
I like Penn's atmosphere better, and find the kids there to be what D used to be, according to my parents and their friends: non-geeky. The problem is Wharton(undergrad). How is someone from the college going to get interviews when Wharton is right there? It seems like I can't go to Penn and get recruited out of liberal arts like I could at the aforementioned schools simply because Wharton is their equivalent, not Penn. Thoughts? I really want to pursue my interests at this point in life cuz my parents tell me I will never have this chance again. (They're both top tier MBA's with BA's from liberal arts schools so that may be a biased view!)</p>

I like Penn's atmosphere better, and find the kids there to be what D used to be, according to my parents and their friends: non-geeky.


<p>It seems that you have answered your own question and should attend Penn as you beleive that it is a better fit for you. I beleive that you, your parents and their friends would have benefitted greatly had they gone up to Hanover and attended Dimensions and it would have taken care of a lot of your preconcieved misconceptions.</p>

<p>I guess the real question is that since you seem to have a plan, why did you apply to Penn instead of applying directly to Wharton? Is applying as a transfer into Wharton a viable option for you.</p>

<p>Oh, my pal Sybbie! I am in Utah on a family ski trip; there is little to nothing Dimensions would have provided me, largely because I have spent quite a bit of time at Dartmouth. Two girls who teach skiing at my mountain are from there and I have visited twice--informally. In addition, my dad went to grad school there. Now I have a question for you: why are you ALWAYS on this board? And more important, WHY ARE YOU HERE IF YOU ARE A PARENT? WHY DO YOU HAVE NO LIFE?! You are responsible for 90 percent of the Dartmouth posts! Why don't you let some pertinent people respond to my question. Believe me, I would love to discover that my perceptions are misconstrued; this topic was the subject of another thread and many current students agreed that Dartmouth has "gone geek" as a means of moving away from the drinking reputation. Please don't respond to my posts; I am not interested in hearing what you have to say. I have a mom, and she seconds my view that you ought to get a life. Friday night in the cit, Sybbie, be there.</p>

<p>sorry, rumbean22, your post was just plain rude and inconsiderate. You asked a question in cyberspace, and received an answer from a knowledgeable poster who shares her time freely. If you preferred a response only from students, then you could have stated as such. However, I'm not sure why kids at D-mouth would have intimate knowledge of Penn. (btw: Nor can I believe that your mother would have a similar response.)</p>

<p>What I would suggest is to ask on the Penn board (maybe you have already, I haven't checked) whether students have any trouble being recruited from its liberal arts school. Or, better yet, call a counselor at Penn and ask them.</p>

<p>"pertinent people "</p>

<p>I would think that woyuld include anyone knowledgable enough to respond. </p>

<p>looks like rummy has been having a bit too much of his/her namesake :)</p>

<p>Sybbie, I will apologize for his comments. You have been nothing but helpful to ALL of us prefroshes. WE ALL ADORE YOU AND HOPE YOU CAN STILL GIVE US ADVICE TWENTY YEARS FROM NOW!!!!</p>

I have a mom, and she seconds my view that you ought to get a life.

so I guess this means your post is one of her prouder moments and a testament to her stellar child rearing skills. I am quite sure she is jumping for joy over having raised someone who is obviously book smart but life stupid and lacking in social graces. Proof that money may buy you a good education but can not buy you common courtesy and respect.</p>

<p>"testament to her child rearing skills"</p>

<p>ok, this was somewhat civil.... then</p>

<p>"obviously book smart but life stupid and lacking in social graces."</p>

<p>this wasnt</p>

<p>dont you love cc flame wars</p>

<p>by the way, sybbie, I'm right behind you. Although I've had very little interaction with you per se ,I have found you helpful</p>

<p>rumbean on the other hand has had a bit too much of the Jamaican Export ( no, not pot..... lol)</p>


<p>Bad news! I’m a parent too.</p>

<p>Not that it matters, but a whole lot of people would say that they find Sybbie’s posts a bit more informative and helpful than your own--and just for s hitz and giggles--possessing a lot more class and erudition than your arrogant and self-absorbed rant. Not that it matters…I’m a parent after all.</p>

<p>I would have said to go with Wharton; but then I realized that your ski bodies had not advised you to act along theses lines, and now you can’t. Well?! Well.</p>


<p>I assume your parents do not believe in corporal punishment—thus the freedom you feel to speak to the parent of what would be one of your fellow students should you choose to grace Dartmouth with your supercilious sarcasm. You owe Sybbie an apology, but I don’t believe that anyone who read your post will be holding their breath.</p>

You don’t need a defense; your posts and warm considerations have spoken and will continue to speak for themselves.

<p>I’m sure many people would--and will--second my appreciation.</p>


<p>I apologize for my rant to you. Being the adult in the conversation, I should not have acted like a 17 year old. I also apologize for forgetting to add you to the cyberhug list on the parent's forum when I shouted out to the Dartmouth students. (I will correct that)</p>


<p>I was gonna suggest Wharton and IBanking for the obvious reason: FIT. :rolleyes:</p>

<p>hear hear.... following Roberts Rules of Order, newly revised I second the previous motion of a resolution which I think in legislative form would be something like the following </p>

<p>Whereas Sybbie has been helpful and;
Whereas Sybbie's posts and warm considerations have spoken and will continue to speak for themselves. and ;
Whereas a grave injustice has been committed
Therefore, let it be resolved that Rumbean has been indecent and improper in his criticism of Sybbie and he should retract his inflammatory and derogatory comment</p>

<p>I, acting as self appointed chair( isn't this always the best election method :D)
now open the floor for a vote on the previous motion
all those in favor, please write Yea, all those opposed please write Nay</p>

<p>roll call vote will be done(it would be imposible to do it any other way on cc, unless someone tried to brute force the server, in which case, we would have a vote by general acclamation)</p>

<p>so go ahead and vote. I vote Yea</p>


<p>Yea...sybbie rocks!</p>

<p>To answer the question: Dartmouth is not only a GREAT feeder school into Wall Street, but also a better feeder overall. Look at the WSJ and Dartmouth is the 7th best feeder school while Upenn doesn't even make it to the top 10. However, thisis most irrelevant. Do you really believe an employer will analyze WSJ? You got into Wharton! Awesome man. You should consider going there over Dartmouth IF you are sure about business. Philly is so frickin sweet and you'll have a ball there.</p>

<p>Good luck bro</p>

<p>Sybbie has my vote.</p>

<p>C-c-c-can't we all just get along?</p>

<p>Dudes and dudettes ;) that WJS Feeder thing is extremely flawed. I wouldn't base my college decision on that thing. Look at the schools that they used. Obviously, Dart will be higher than say another school if its business school (Tuck was used) over lets say NW which is clearly better for business (Kellog !!). I mean, think for yourself and don't let that flawed survey make up your mind b/c if it used a larger sample with the schools in question, then it would have turned out very different.</p>

<p>If you plan on or hope to get into any of the top Bus, Med, Law schools used in the WSJ survey it is exactly what it is. Numbers are numbers.</p>

<p>I’ve noticed that any time it is mentioned in CC there will be those who probably either did not attend the undergrad or grad schools surveyed and they always end up DOGGING it.</p>

<p>There is a direct numerical correlation between undergrad numbers and grad numbers.</p>

<p><a href="http://www.wsjclassroomedition.com/...lege_092503.pdf%5B/url%5D"&gt;http://www.wsjclassroomedition.com/...lege_092503.pdf&lt;/a&gt;&lt;/p>

<p>Also, seriously bad manners RB.</p>

<p>Meltingsnow, that link doesn't work for me...I don't like the WSJ methodology, doesn't US News have any stats about grad school placement?</p>