Do you believe all the success stories you read on this site?
In other words, is it possible to win job offers in the finance industry from a non-target school or a random background?
Yes – but it’s not easy.
If you’re dedicated to breaking into the industry, you’re often better off transferring to a top-tier university and leveraging the alumni network and on-campus recruiting there.
Of course, transferring also presents challenges: you have to get the timing right, you have to get into a better university, and you have to get up to speed with networking ASAP.
Our reader today did all of that and more, making the move from a pre-med track to investment banking after an extensive networking effort and a transfer to a target school.
Here’s how he did it, and how you too can play the transfer game to win offers:
Transferring Universities 101