Resume...Which degree would look better?

<p>I am trying to decide which school to go to. I really like both UVA and Clemson, and I am going to major in business management. Here is my question: how much better would a UVA degree look on a resume than a Clemson degree? Would it be the difference between getting a job or not, and would I be able to get a job with a higher starting salary with one over the other? Thanks. </p>

<p>P.S. This won't be the one thing that makes my decision, but I want to weigh all the pros and cons of both schools. An informed decision is always better than an uninformed one. Thanks.</p>

<p>A degree from UVa, IMO, would be considered the more prestigious degree.</p>

<p>Thanks. How much more prestigious? How much of a difference would it make?</p>

<p>Hard for me to say. </p>

<p>All I know is UVa is considered one of the top public universities in the country and has a very good business program.</p>

<p>Clemson is good, but not nearly as strong...it does have a better engineering department than UVa, though.</p>

<p>If UVa doesn't cost much more, I think UVa would be better - hands down.</p>

<p>I personally like Clemson better, from what I've researched of it, but I agree that UVA is more well known and will get more instant wow-effect results from prospective employers.</p>

<p>UVA is really prestigious, but a degree from Clemson would look good too. </p>

<p>Honestly, employers don't care as much as people seem to think. As long as you're a dedicated hard worker, they don't care where you went to school. </p>

<p>Go to whichever school you like better.</p>

<p>Forget the resume (UVA would look much better than Clemson however); instead, where do you want to spend the next four yrs? For most that'd be Charlottesville.</p>

<p>Charlottesville may be a more aesthetically pleasing town, but Clemson has a more vibrant campus life. UVA is sleepy by comparison.</p>

<p>UVa is one of the nation's top 20 university and McIntire is definitely one of the nation's top 10 Business Schools, arguably one of the top 5. Clemson is not one of the nation's top 50 universities and its Business school is barely ranked among the top 50. UVA is excellent and Clemson is good. There is a clear distinction here. In terms of quality of life and social atmosphere, both schools are excellent, but in terms of academics and prestige, there is no question which of the two is better.</p>

<p>"Charlottesville may be a more aesthetically pleasing town, but Clemson has a more vibrant campus life. UVA is sleepy by comparison."</p>

<p>world changer, what is your definition of a "vibrant campus life" and of a "sleepy one?" What exactly do you mean by this?</p>

<p>P.S. What do you guys thing of Georgia Tech?</p>

<p>GT has great engineering and business programs. It'll be a bigger city environment, which is a change of pace from your other options.</p>

<p>Not exactly sure I like Atlanta as much, but what's your opinion on GT's prestige vs. UVA and Clemson?</p>

<p>For engineering, Georgia Tech easily surpasses UVA and Clemson.</p>

<p>Since you're doing business, though, I'd say GT is slightly below UVA and handily ahead of Clemson.</p>

<p>"how much better would a UVA degree look on a resume than a Clemson degree?"</p>

<p>It depends on where you want to work after graduation.</p>

<p>Does it really matter? You should go to a school that fits you, not one where you are constantly wondering if a future boss will find it fit. You are not even in college yet, so don't worry. It also depends more so on what you will be studying, but in the end what will only matter is what you put into your 4 years at the school, and that will determine the fate of yuor unknown job, not the name of the school.</p>

<p>does what college you get your degree from make a lot of differences when you get your paycheck? I know that graduating from MIT or CalTech looks better than some obscure school, but as long it's a prestigious school, does it make that much of a difference?</p>

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world changer, what is your definition of a "vibrant campus life" and of a "sleepy one?" What exactly do you mean by this?

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When I say vibrant campus life, I mean that there's a lot going on at all times. Parties, people laughing and joking around, lots of school spirit.</p>

<p>I've walked through UVA and it struck me as very quiet. There's activity, of course, but the overall feel of the campus is more tranquil and tame. </p>

<p>It just depends on what you want.</p>