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I have worked in banking for 30 years, don't meet many Cornell grads, don't know what you are talking about.
MIT, Harvard all over the place, not Cornell.
Not commenting negatively on Cornell education, would love to send my son there, but don't pick a major or school based on false rumors. There are many engineers working in wall street investments banks, but I happened to meet them from other schools.
Also note, Engineering is generally the hellish major at any university, and engineering majors work more hours for lower grades than liberal arts and such, in most colleges. But some are worse than others, I went to school in Boston, MIT students never left campus, studied all the time as far as I could tell.
cornell engineering is rigorous, indeed
Don't think he was talking about WORKING for a bank, but rather becoming a favored CUSTOMER of a major bank, one major enough to handle his good fortune derived from an highly successful engineering career.
Perhaps those engineers working in wall street investment banks are from other schools because the engineering graduates of Cornell found REAL jobs.
Not how I read the comment, but I would rather engineers go invent things that solve real world problems and not waste their training working in banking. Please do not come work on Wall Street.
That said, there is a "financial engineering" major at most B-schools now, and good quantitative skills are used/wasted every day on wall street. Just more of them are from Penn, MIT, and lately schools in India and China.
Follow Dean Kamen and go build things that change the world. If you don't know who he is, you need to find out.
Mostly well put blevine.
"major bank" in common youth vernacular simply translates to "lucrative"...
spot on comment dudenowacki
It is lucrative, but also ridiculously long hours and volatile (mass layoffs every few years). Do what you enjoy, not just for the money.
What are you majoring in? I applied to CALS under biological engineering, although I am not sure if I want to do that yet. Thanks for sharing your experience.
No problem! I am under the label of environmental science as my major, but I am currently taking a lot of the courses biological and environmental engineers take. In fact, I'm considering switching to environmental engineering. Don't worry, if you want to switch majors when you get here you can, once you are accepted its a lot easier to switch majors and even colleges as well.
I applied to CALS and I'm planning on doing environmental engineering. Can you tell me what would be the difference between getting the degree through CALS versus the college of engineering? And is the degree the same in the end regardless of which college it's from?
How do you like the animal science major? Is it exciting?
I really like the major although it is definitely difficult. In our freshman animal biology class we've done some cool things like dissect a chicken and a bull calf and we also worked on a farm and got to watch things going on at the vet school as part of the class.
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