So the EA deadline is coming up pretty soon, and I'm trying to decide between MIT and Harvard. I am an athletic recruit who is being called by both schools.
I am interested in Engineering/CS, but that's not what I want my career path to be. I know my dad works in a CS job, and even though he is a manager, it still involves a lot of grind sitting at a computer all day. I know I would like to pursue a career that uses some technical knowledge but also involves talking to people, resolving issues, etc. and I think that's what consulting is.
What my take is, is that Harvard is a better ground for consulting and making connections. However, MIT is the best for building a strong engineering base that gives you the freedom to do the same or even maybe start your own company with the knowledge that you have.
I know that I want to be at the top. Sorry if that sounds pretentious, but it is my ambition.