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I'm afraid to come to WashU because nobody has ever heard about it...

JeffwunJeffwun Registered User Posts: 400 Member
Yes, it is me again. In defense of my school, I feel the need to dispell a certain little misconception for the class of 11 because I don't want them coming to this board and not apply because of some of the ignorance that is spewed. I posted this is another thread, so I'll just put it here for more to see.

"Wut do u mean no one has heard of washu? Wow, for the last time (well im sure it won't be)...anyone who matters in giving you a job or admissions into grad school knows a lot about WashU. I swear people act like they'll go into a job interview and say "i graduated from WashU" and the employer will be like "Hmm...what is that, is it acredited?" A WashU degree will be known, respected, and take you far in the real world. Sure, Washington University in St. Louis doesn't roll off the tounge like Harvard does and your next door neighbor, who also thinks that the ivy league is made up of Stanford, Harvard, Yale, Priceton and MIT, hasn't heard of the school doesn't mean thaat the people who matter in the real world haven't. So please, stop saying no one has heard of the place. If one is shallow enough to choose the next four years of their life around trying to impress a bunch of nobodies on the street by saying they go to a name brand college, then fine...I don't want you to come to WashU anyway; however, if you like the school and it is top ranked...then the name will be known by people. I wonder how WashU is even ranked in the top 25 if "no one" knows about it. What, are people just picking schools from a hat or just putting a blind fold on and pointing at something?" You tell me...

Oh yeah, and the same people who think you mean Washington State University or University of Washington when you say Washington University in St. Louis are the same people who think one means Penn State University when you say University of Pennsylvania (and you see Upenn grads don't have problems with people recognizing their degree, even outside of business), and you are probably too intelligent to converse with these people for extended periods of time anyway. So, in closing, if you like WashU...great! Id love for you to come, if you don't like it, then I'd love for you to go where you like it most. However, if you're dissing the school by saying no one knows about it, so you won't get a job then, with all due respect, i don't know if you're WashU material anyway.
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