Purdue Economics or IU Finance?
Currently I am a rising junior in high school and am starting to think about college. I know I want to do something in finance or economics, but I’m not sure which school to go to. I’ve been thinking about IB and sales and trading. I love the stock market and the idea of trading so I lean toward sales and trading, but I don’t want to limit my later exit opportunities. I live in Indiana so I will probably either attend IU or Purdue. I will qualify for the IU Distinction scholarships so I would graduate debt free. Also, I know IU has a unique Investment Banking and Capital Markets Workshop that can expose me to internships, leading opportunities and potential employers. Now this all sounds great and I’m set to go, but there’s one thing: I bleed gold and black. My parents went to Purdue and I am a huge fan of all their sports teams. However, I don’t know if Purdue can offer all of the opportunities that IU can, particularly in the NYC market (took a trip there and now can’t imagine living anywhere else). IU offers a finance major and Purdue Economics, both of which I would double with accounting. So I guess my question is, could Purdue offer me the same opportunities that IU could for my career? Could I go to Purdue and succeed in S&T or would I be at a severe disadvantage. In the end, I guess I would be able to plug my nose and go to IU (kidding), but my first choice without career implications is easily Purdue. IU campus is great, so that is not a factor either. Thanks for reading this and thank you for your input!