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I really need a parent's perspective (please be honest...dont feel the need to sugar coat things please )
I chose to go to Johns Hopkins undergrad where I am really shooting to do the 5-year BA/MA with SAIS--the tippity top school for international studies (Tim Geithner went there)--or Sciences Po. I love history, politics, economics, french...that kind of stuff.
After completing that, I want to attend Yale or Harvard Law School---preferably Yale. (Yes I know it's hard....I'm a URM (black female) and I have taken the LSAT just for fun and already scored a 161. If LSATs are still used in the future, I will get it up to 170 something by app time).
Anyway, I have dreams of obtaining a high position in government (National Security Council, Environment Sustainability, FEMA director or even President). Am I screwed be/c Im choosing Johns Hopkins and not somewhere like Princeton for undergrad?
Or is the whole Ivy craze exaggerated? Should I try to transfer to a transfer friendly Ivy?
I don't want a mediocre job...I want a really powerful and fulfilling one..