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state or elite??!?!??

yournamehereyournamehere Registered User Posts: 1,588 Senior Member
edited March 2007 in Business Major
say there are 2 students (A and B). student A went to a state university like Rutgers after High school while student B was accepted to an elite ivy league or something. But...for grad school, they both end up in the same school...columbiaU, studying the same thing. which kid will have a brighter future? does it really matter????
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Replies to: state or elite??!?!??

  • stoneimmaculatestoneimmaculate - Posts: 619 Member
    generally the student that went to the elite school will be looked upon more favorably initially simply because of his prestigious undergraduate school; there are numerous real life examples of this. However, once you start working in the business world or you're accepted into grad school, your undergrad school means virtually nothing. You will always be graded and evaluated based on your performance, the fact that you went to a prestigious school just shows that you were an excellent student but does not always equate to performance in grad school or the real world.
  • gonsenheimgonsenheim Registered User Posts: 390 Member
    don't forget contacts. the student that went to an ivy probably has more friends in higher positions etc. than student A. It's all about who you know...
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