Hello, I know there might be threads similar to this but...
My parents are very name-brand focused since they're from China and no one in China has really heard of Barnard, and I was originally very interested in Columbia. However, after visiting Columbia and Barnard, I must say that I am in love with Barnard...sure, the resources offered by Columbia are super enticing for me, but Barnard just feels much more suited for me in general atmosphere...I feel like I can have the best of both worlds!
What are some reasons to convince my parents that Barnard is possibly the best choice for me? They're really not keen on the ideas of all-girls because they want men at my college, but Columbia is so close! They're so worried that employers won't recognize Barnard's prestige and things like that.
I think it makes more sense to form connections with your professors than just to identify with the name of your college for success in the future. How can I convince them :-(?