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Lies and exaggerations in the college process


Replies to: Lies and exaggerations in the college process

  • moooopmoooop Registered User Posts: 1,453 Senior Member
    There is a line going around now: "If you don't get a good internship, you won't get a job." Or at least a GOOD job. I hope this isn't true.

    Also, for Ivy-stats kids, "Don't worry, you can always go to Michigan." My kid reports from Evanston that there are definitely students who got into Northwestern but not Michigan.
  • citivascitivas Registered User Posts: 407 Member
    I don't know that I would ever personally throw around "best" of anything, but I loved my college years even in hindsight and, yeah, if I had to pick any to re-live they would be near the top of the list. Personally I'm always looking ahead so I don't spend much time on that, but what wasn't to love? I have more money now and fancier things and the security of being able to afford what I need. And I love my family. But college was awesome. So many interesting subjects and things to learn. So many cool activities. Friends. Limitless potential in front of you; not yet constrained by things. So many interesting people. Etc. I'm sure there are people who didn't have such a great experience but I wouldn't classify it as a lie in general.

    Who really says that people on financial aid "have it easy"? I've never heard anyone claim that. It's not even logical, regardless of one's sociopolitical views.
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