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How much does the undergraduate institution you go to boost your chances of getting a job? If you go to a good school like RPI or CMU, will you get a better job with a more prestigious company and a higher starting salary?
I also heard that it's alright to study engineering in a state university, and that you can still get hired but the job isn't that prestigious and you don't get paid as much.
I also heard that you can just work your way up the ladder and eventually after your first or second job it won't matter what college you went to, and that companies will instead look at your work experience rather than your alma mater. Is this true?
But overall it's better to go to a good university to study engineering (more specifically electrical and computer engineering) right?