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 Posted: Mon Feb 8th, 2021 07:05 pm
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wittman2 wrote: Married Jo wrote:
I think I've actually mentioned this here before, maybe not, but a family at my church, their oldest son decided he wanted to get into politics. So he went to Lenoir Rhyne University here in Hickory, a big private school that is expensive as hell, to get a Political Science degree. His younger brother, who I'm close with, went to Appalachian State, public school, one hour from here. He got a degree in finance. Younger brother works in Charlotte now, 25 years old, making good money working for some bank, I can't remember where, but his older brother, with the poly-sci degree, interned for Senator Richard Burr and was all giddy about it, just KNEW he was going to be a big deal in politics...he's currently making $35k a year working for a police department near Charlotte, in the office lol..dude prob is sitting on $80k in student loan debt because he HAD TO GO to the big private school here. That is why I say fuck em all, he knew what he was getting in to..

But if he had gone into politics, the connections he made could have paid off for him. Not advocating it, but there are some small advantages to going to a "name" university

In almost every field "name" universities matter A LOT.  When I was a recruiter for Goldman and J.P. Morgan, you basically weren't considered for the analyst programs if you didn't go to an Ivy League.  If you're going to be a dental hygienist or administrative assistant then of course it makes no sense to burden yourself with debt for a job where you will make $50,000 no matter what.  But for many high-level jobs, you pretty much have to, and hope that it pays off.

This thread was great before AA ruined it.