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Response to Blue_Tires (Reply #31)

Fri Oct 25, 2013, 12:29 PM

32. I believe it helps in your first job

 

after that it is immaterial.It is your experience. I bet if you get your degree from UGA and you are competing with someone from University f North Georgia for the same job and interviews being equal the UGA person will be a leg up. One of the reasons is they are viewed as working harder through high school to get to a better school.
Once you are out in the job market it is all your experience.
Here is an interesting take. I have done some recruiting in my past for my company. I wear lot of hats and I am one of the first 6 in a company that now has over 500 people. Sales people in general have gone to mediocre colleges and talk about people who are judged in real terms more than anyone else in a company.
Secondly, I think the business curriculum is so outdated in college today. The business curriculum hasn't been updated for 40 years. Go out to almost any college and there isn't a single course in sales. Sales is only one of the most important functions in business. The business curriculum in college was built when we were a manufacturing nation.

Finally, the elite universities(MIT,Princeton, etc) certainly help you in post graduate degrees in law, medicine and research. My niece went to MIT and now she is a paid doctoral student at Yale. If you don't think MIT helped you are naive.

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