Professional School And Obtaining A Good Entrance Level Position
I was having a conversation with a friend last night and she portended that graduating from a top tier college and/or university looks more attractive, positive, and prestigious to many employers than graduating from a second and/or third rate college and university. Do you agree with this premise?
The top schools have a culture all their own.. One immediately feels kinship with those who graduated from the same school..but I suppose this is true of every clique.
The name school will get you in the door and perhaps the interview, even the job, if this is your first job and everything else being equal.
In the end, what really matters is what can you do for the people who are hiring you?
Would you first look to hire someone from Harvard or from anywhere college?
Many employers, of course, would hire a Harvard graduate as that university has a good reputation worldwide whereas anywhere college is well........anywhere, psssst- just an entity, no more, no less! Furthermore, a graduate from a top college is viewed as smarter and more hardworking than a graduate from a second rate and/or third rate college. Many employers portend this as only the brightest attend Harvard and other Ivy League colleges and universities(the average acceptance rate is 7% for such colleges and universities) whereas almost anyone can attend a second and/or third tier college.
I agree that a graduate from a top-tier school is a highly desired graduate however, I also personally know two people who had the money to pay their way in top-tier schools and slightly above mediocre grades. They very likely swayed the admin with their charm, nearly selfless volunteering, and extra curricular activities.
These two people come from different backgrounds but are wealthy. The point is that other things are important in acceptance and at Ivy-League schools money talks among other things.
Of course, wealthy graduates have the connections to the best and choicest jobs that the rest of the graduates do not have. The only way nonwealthy college graduates are going to obtain the best and choicest jobs are that they must be exceedingly smart and graduate at the top tenth of their classes.
Private schools indeed cost a pretty penny, undeniably. But in addition, when such schools look at college applications, the committees look at pedigree and future promise, as well as how one can contribute to the school's other areas of interest outside of the academics, such as sports, arts and the humanities.
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