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UChicago's job placement

cqy60404cqy60404 Registered User Posts: 2 New Member
edited May 2013 in University of Chicago
Hi eveyone! Right now I'm now trying to decide between Brown/UChicago/Duke trinity/UPenn CAS. I personally love Chicago's quality of undergraduate education . But I'm actually concerned about one thing: its job placement (e.g. consulting/banking). Can someone informed say something about top firms' recruitment at UChicago (compared to the other three colleges)? I'd appreciate any relevant info. Thanks!
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Replies to: UChicago's job placement

  • SarquoisSarquois Registered User Posts: 54 Junior Member
    UChicago is a target school for IBanking/Consulting. You will have access to recruiting that exceeds or is on par with Brown/Duke Trinity/UPenn CAS.
  • goldenboy8784goldenboy8784 Registered User Posts: 1,698 Senior Member
    For job placement, Duke>Penn CAS>Brown>UChicago.
  • curvyteencurvyteen - Posts: 128 Junior Member
    I'd say this. For job placement Duke and Penn CAS marginally beat out Chicago. I don't know whether Brown is recruited as heavily as the other three schools in question.
  • phurikuphuriku Registered User Posts: 2,779 Senior Member
    ^ Those 2 posts above are by Dukies invading the UChicago forum. I wouldn't listen to them if I were you.

    UChicago has better job placement than all of those schools. In fact, every time there's a richest alumni ranking, Chicago is almost always top 5, coming ahead of schools like Princeton, Yale, and MIT. There was a study on that that came out this year, placing Chicago only behind Harvard, Stanford, Penn (but primarily Wharton), and Columbia, but I can't find it. However, Forbes' ranking (which ranks Chicago #4 in the nation) agrees.
  • empiricalempirical Registered User Posts: 101 Junior Member
    Goldenboy is definitely mistaken. I've never heard of Brown having any substantially solid career placement. I'd take UChicago over Penn CAS too if you were looking into banking/consulting, as CAS kids have to compete with Wharton kids, and we all know that it's unlikely that that will turn out well. Phuriku's post seems completely irrelevant, citing "richest alumni" as opposed to actual career placement figures.

    My ranking for career placement would be:


    I do think that Chicago's location gives it the largest upside though, so Chicago could potentially be better than all of them. This is coming from a first year student with the most up-to-date information (and not overzealous Duke and Chicago alums)

    Also, how exactly is it that you're choosing between these schools? Deadline for deposits was almost a month ago, so I doubt this post is real.
  • TheBankerTheBanker Registered User Posts: 270 Junior Member
    @empirical I think OP is a transfer.

    Also, I think most of Chicago's wealthy alumni are from Booth, not necessarily the college (which makes sense given how the college was neglected until now).
  • cqy60404cqy60404 Registered User Posts: 2 New Member
    Thanks really, for all the comments.

    @empirical. I'm a transfer applicant and I got into these four schools. The deadline for transfer students is the end of May, so I have to decide soon.

    Really appreciate your guys' opinions. I hope to hear more before the deadline comes!
  • trapeziustrapezius Registered User Posts: 223 Junior Member
    I think you already got enough info from your WSO thread. Duke is the clear winner for recruitment.
  • TheBankerTheBanker Registered User Posts: 270 Junior Member
    Brown/UChicago/Duke/Penn(CAS) for I-Banking | Wall Street Oasis

    All four will set you up well, so base your choice off of personal preferences. Do you want a rural or urban campus? Greek-emphasis or intellectual atmosphere? Larger or smaller student body?

    Also note that three of the four have certain unique tradeoffs. Chicago has access to the city but the culture is more quant-focused versus IB/consulting-focused (which is a possible negative for your case). Penn has awesome recruiting because of Wharton, but as a CAS student you might be disadvantaged. Brown has the Ivy League brand but less alumni representation overall (no b-school). Duke is solid all around and the best choice from a numbers perspective.

    Also, if you are planning on going back to Asia at some point, you might want to pick the school that has the better brand in Asia. And you might also want to think about each school's long-term reputation, which is something many UChicago people are very excited about.
  • theluckystartheluckystar Registered User Posts: 248 Junior Member
    If cqy60404 ever consider going back to Hong Kong, a little more weight could be added to your decision on choosing The University of Chicago. Although this may seem trivial, Francis Yuen Tien-Fan who was a UChicago alum and also a current trustee of the Board, used to work for the richest man in Hong Kong and Asia, Lee Kar-Shing. T. F. Yuen was also made famous as an executive in the 80s and 90s (can't remember the exact time frame) because of a well publicized known fact that he was the highest paid executive in Hong Kong working for Lee. The publicized salary/bonus at the time was beyond crazy.

    It may not mean much if you just told people in Hong Kong that you and Yuen Tien-Fan went to the same college, but it certainly would not hurt. The chances are good that some of your future employers know him or know of him.

    By the way, did you know former Vice President of Taiwan, Lien Chan, got his PhD in political science from Chicago in 1965?
  • edwittenedwitten - Posts: 31 New Member
    phuriku, I'm a high school student just FYI. Stop feeling so persecuted all the time. It just makes you look incredibly insecure.
    Also, Chicago grads earn significantly less on average than Penn or Duke grads (google the data from payscale.com). The rich alums are almost always from Booth.
  • empiricalempirical Registered User Posts: 101 Junior Member
    I wouldn't pay any attention to payscale, as it does not include the salaries of undergrads who go on to grad school (which is what many UChicago students will end up doing). The site basically favors universities with engineering schools and Penn would benefit even more by the fact that many Wharton undergrads won't go on to get an MBA or go to grad school of any other sort.
  • dunbardunbar Registered User Posts: 1,376 Senior Member
    Don't people learn that money isn't everything by the time they can walk? Seriously, none of those schools is going to set you up with a job that makes you noticeably happier. And no disrespect to edwitten, but the fact that a high schooler is even citing payscale rankings is ridiculous.
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