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Should you put your old school on Linkedin, Facebook, or on Resume.

prepurm1216prepurm1216 Posts: 160Registered User Junior Member
edited June 2012 in Transfer Students
If you were to transfer to a school ranked in the low 30's to a school ranked in the upper teens/low 20's should you put that you went to your previous school on your linkedin account, facebook profile under education, or on your resume? I'm not sure if this is a stylistic choice, or an unwritten rule type of thing. Some people might feel that they wouldn't want to list the school that wasn't as elite on their profile resume. What do you think?
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Replies to: Should you put your old school on Linkedin, Facebook, or on Resume.

  • entomomentomom Posts: 23,661Registered User Senior Member
    Once you graduate, what's important is the school on your diploma.
  • sgplayer69sgplayer69 Posts: 32Registered User Junior Member
    Why not? It shows you wanted more of a challenge and worked harder to achieve it.
  • prepurm1216prepurm1216 Posts: 160Registered User Junior Member
    One of my friends that went to interview for a Bulge Bracket IB firm did not list that he transferre from Penn St. to NYU stern after his freshman year, and his interviewer had an annoyed and ticked face. He did not end up getting the job, but this might have been because of the crazy competition. Once again, not sure if it's personal choice, or a rule that must be followed.
  • sgplayer69sgplayer69 Posts: 32Registered User Junior Member
    No offense but I highly doubt they care. What was his GPA at Stern? That's where I am going in the fall, transferred from CC where I had a 3.9
  • BorgesBorges Posts: 71Registered User Junior Member
    I think I'm going to put my "old school" on all of these.

    Facebook - Why not? I made a lot of friends at VCU and I'm not going to pretend like it wasn't a part of my life (...what does it say about me that I'm equating Facebook with Life lol...)
    LinkedIn - You never know what connections graduates of your old school have.
    Resume - I had a solid GPA and I'd like to show that. Plus if I removed it from my Resume, I would feel like I was lying. Plus some companies do background checks on where you went to school and they could see you not including the old school as a form of dishonesty.
  • prepurm1216prepurm1216 Posts: 160Registered User Junior Member
    Yes that's what I was gettin at. It's a form of dishonesty. To the CC transfer, he had a 4.0 at Penn St. and graduated with a 3.3 at Stern. His GPA at Penn st didnt transfer, so he sometimes talks about what would of happened had he finished his career at penn st. Also they say ur highest gpa is freshman year, and it slowly decreases throughout the years.

    To the CC person, will you list your CC on ur resume/linkedin/FB page? I mean, it's quite a jump from there to Stern. I'm sure there are several @$$ holes at Stern that would make fun of you for this, and it is why I ask. Many people, like myself perhaps, might feel self conscious that theyre transfers, as if they couldn't get in the first round, or that theyre not fully part of the community.
  • sgplayer69sgplayer69 Posts: 32Registered User Junior Member
    Yeah I list it on my linked in because I did well and was part of all the honor stuff, facebook it's not really necessary. I'm sure there are plenty of great people at Stern/NYU, and if people will make fun, honestly **** em they aren't people I'd hang out with in the first place.
  • BorgesBorges Posts: 71Registered User Junior Member
    prepurm, for many colleges the transfer admission rates are much lower than their (already low) freshman admission rates. But I definitely get what you're saying. I'll probably walk around with a chip on my shoulder because I'm a transfer student :(

    I think you'd find people who make fun of CC students or students from lesser ranked universities everywhere. Would you really want the approval of people like that?
  • hko8183hko8183 Posts: 4Registered User New Member
    I really do not think that matters. The resume is basically a way to get your foot into the door. I would include it because if you are able to show that you were able to transfer from a CC to a prestigious 4 year university, alot of times, employers can ask about the transfer and you can turn it into a strength in an interview.
  • prepurm1216prepurm1216 Posts: 160Registered User Junior Member
    I go to an elite Prep school with a disgustingly given grade deflation. Our average GPA that got into Harvard was a 3.6 for christ sake! Many of my friends have graduated with about 3.0's 3.1's and gone on to top 30/40 university's to average 3.8's their first year and then transferring. So that's just why I'm wondering.
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