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It all depends on the tier of school you attend and what field you plan to go into. Here's some I know of based on personal experience, my network and anecdotal evidence:
1. Trying for Law School? GPA and LSAT matter most. Get the best recommendations you can. Write a stellar personal statement. Major and undergrad school are not as important.
2. Trying for Med School? GPA/Science GPA and MCAT matter most. Get the best recommendations you can. Write a stellar personal statement. Major and undergrad school are not as important.
3. Banking or Consulting?
- Ivy League or Ivy League Equivalent (Harvard, Yale, Penn, MIT, Stanford, CalTech) - Major doesn't matter. You've already been validated. As long as you have above a 3.5, you're good. Engineering or other technical major - need above a 3.3 or so. Networking is easier because there's such a wide alumni base and they heavily recruit on campus.
- Pseudo-Ivy Private Schools (Duke, Northwestern, etc.) - Should have above a 3.5 GPA and network extensively with alumni. No undergrad business program so if you're a Math, Economics, or Engineering student you have a greater chance but it's also more competitive. If you have a strong GPA in another major, you'll still get looks.
- Top Public School (UC Berkeley, Michigan, etc.) - You're better off if you're in the Business School or at the Engineering school with a top 15% of your class type ranking. Strong alumni representation in these fields
- Top 50 but not those other schools above - Pretty much only get any attention if you're a top student (3.8+ GPA) at the business school or a top engineer (3.5+ GPA). Not as much on campus recruiting activity.
4. Product Management: Better off if you're a Top 15 school student with a technical (software engineering) type of background or very strong. Will need a very high GPA if not an engineer (3.7+)
5. Financial/Public Accounting: Pretty much need a good GPA with an Accounting major to get this job. Usually need a Master's in Accounting and a CPA. School rank doesn't matter much. Will need at least a 3.2+ GPA
6. HR - can come from a variety of majors and schools but need HR internship experience or some other "in" typically. Decent GPA required (3.2+)
7. Engineering of any kind: Need an engineering major and decent GPA (usually 2.9+). School rank doesn't matter as much. Just need to be at an accredited school and have the right skills.
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