You don't want to be in the college at Penn if you're looking at IB. When recruiters go there, they're looking for Wharton kids so you'll be at a disadvantage if you're not in that school. I don't know too many kids at Dartmouth but of the ones I do, they say the recruiting is pretty good and they've landed a number of BB offers.
I would choose Dartmouth since some of the companies who visit Penn may only recruit at Wharton or have a fixed number of spots for the CAS kids.
45 Percenter wrote:
Sorry, but this is a load of utter nonsense with absolutely no basis in fact. Even the most superficial review of the last 6 years of Career Plans Survey Reports for Penn's College of Arts and Sciences reveals that graduates of CAS do quite well in investment banking:
Career Services, University of Pennsylvania
And it only makes sense given that, e.g., Penn's Economics Department has consistently been ranked among the top 10 in the nation for many decades. Why would an investment bank favor an Econ major from Dartmouth over an Econ major from Penn's CAS--with the indisputable eminence of Penn's Econ Department--just because there also happen to be Finance concentrators available at Wharton?
It is well documented that Wharton's presence is ADDITIVE to, and not detractive from, the on-campus IB recruiting opportuities for Penn CAS students. Anyone familiar with on-campus recruiting of undegrads at Penn knows that Wharton and CAS recruiting is all handled out of the same Career Services office. Accordingly, the extensive on-campus IB recruiting available to Wharton undergrads, is also generally available to CAS undergrads. And again, it's highly doubtful that, as a general practice, an IB would forego Penn Econ majors in CAS in favor of Dartmouth Econ majors.
Hold on to your horses there...one trick that Penn Career Services uses is to mix in the College's placement figures with the Dual Degree programs at Wharton (Vagelos and Huntsman) to obfuscate the true recruitment prowess of Penn's CAS.
Penn's CAS does fairly well and better than say Michigan LSA or Hopkins, but its no Dartmouth or Duke who don't have an undergraduate business school stealing away opportunities. All the BBs recruit heavily at Dartmouth and it places about 2/3ds as well as Wharton+Penn combined so its the clear winner here.
45 Percenter wrote:
Sorry, but this is a load of utter nonsense with absolutely no basis in fact...