I didn't mean to overplay my football comment. Academics come first at Knox. What I said about football is in relation to other sports not academics. Libartsmom's comments are spot on as far as connections go. If you do not intend to go to grad school, the internships you get while in college will havea great deal to do with whether you wait tables in LA waiting for your break. I have always had a sense that Knox's connections are more midwest. But no matter where you go, you are going to have to work hard to reach your goals. A college alone won't get you there.