So would the student support be the same in both NYC and Pitt? The courses are gonna be very challenging and it's important that I can meet with Prof or Teaching Assistant when I have questions. Also, would NYC students get the same support in terms of job hunting? I assume that the physical office of CMU career service office would also be located in Pitt, making it easier for students to seek help in regards to job hunting. However, NYC will offer me the lifestyle of a big city that I have always wanted. Any input is appreciated!
This is a really interesting topic I would like to refloat
Any input from a CMU MSCF NYC campus student?
At first, I thought it could be an advantage the NYC emplacement. I saw it as if there could be a better chance to get it touch with Wall Street professionals.
I was just at the CMU MSCF February 2011 Open House in New York and asked the same question, what are the advantages/disadvantages of each campus? The Executive Director of the MSCF Program, Richard Bryant, summarized it nicely:
- If you already have some relevant working experience, have been working in the industry for a while, and have contacts, then it might be better to leave NYC and get back to academia for a while by going to the Pittsburgh campus.
- If you don't have any relevant working experience, are coming from outside the industry, and therefore don't have any contacts, then it might be better to come to the NYC campus to be close to employers and facilitate building contacts.
Does it mean that the CMU NY Campus students don't get any help with finding jobs/internships ?
Hi Andy, thank you yes that is her name I talked to her too just last week at the open house and she is very nice and helpful answering all of my questions.Sondi Pripstein, Associate Director of the Career Opportunities Center is the person at CMU NYC location who works FT on internship/placement for the students there. I met her during our visit to the program couple months ago. She works with students on mock interviews, resume, career advice, networking, workshop, etc.
I studied in CMU Pitts before. Never wanna go back. Very boring city.
not sure where you're getting your (mis)information from, ryan. lots of pittsburgh students will be working in new york. and a bunch of those were s&t offers.