I'm wondering which would give me the best shot at landing a good investment banking job at a top bank. I've heard that for trading it doesn't matter as long as you go to a 'target' uni but the IBD roles at banks like Goldman Sachs/JP Morgan etc. are more exclusive and place a LOT of importance on the reputation of the uni you go to.
So if I have to choose between Imperial College (EEE) or UCL (Computer Science), would there be any difference? Does the edge Imperial has reputation-wise significant (or matter at all) when compared to UCL when it comes to recruitment?
At UCL there's a better social life, lower workload but less reputed degree, but at Imperial it's the opposite. Any opinion on the question in thread title is appreciated.
Yes, a degree from Imperial looks better than a degree from UCL - particularly in the subject area you have chosen. I received offers from both and am very glad I chose Imperial, because I believe the equivalent of my degree from UCL would not have got me my current job.
Now if your solo objective is to land an IB job then take Imperial. If social life etc is important to you then take UCL - you are by no means ruled out of IB if you do.
For the record, Imperial EEE gets a fair few into IB each year.
(Original post by T.Adams VI)
Totally wrong. But I'm not even gonna bother explaining why, as so many people are sheep who follow what everyone else says.
Imperial isn't any more nerdier than UCL for the sciences. The only difference is the former managed to get AAA instead of AAB at A-level. (in my time that is)
Well that is what I'd heard. And as I have no experience of the university, I have no choice but to look at what others have said - even if it is being a "sheep".
Imperial is a specialist science uni, is it not? While UCL has a wider range of courses.
(Original post by internet tough guy)
imperial has the edge over ucl in this situation, but tbh they are better at sciencey stuff in general , not surprising since they specialise in that field
but why do you ask, do you have offers for both these courses?
just wondering if I should rather firm UCL instead. Imperial will cost me a lot more per year (have to pay intn'l fees) with no apparent benefits... Plus I want to keep a job at uni and don't think i'll be able to do it while studying eee at imperial which has a massive workload.