« on: April 27, 2006, 12:10:26 AM »
I just want to make it clear that my opinion about this isn't based on any statistical evidence at all. Its just a stupid guess. But here's my logic:
Some people buy the geographic diversity argument and some don't. So yeah... maybe he won't have a better chance at getting that NYC job coming from Miami... but he won't have a worse chance either. Maybe its a wash. I still think there's some merit to the argument that employers in NYC see tons of Seton Hall resumes... they're probably more likely to give a Miami grad a look... just because they don't see that many resumes from Miami. Granted, more Seton Hall grads work in NYC-- I totally see that.
I guess I'd phrase it this way: I don't think Seton Hall provides the OP with an advantage over Miami (in terms of getting a good job in NYC).
Half the world (apparently) wants to work in NYC... so you have all the grads from other top schools... then people from Columbia, Fordham, Brooklyn, Cardozo. Granted, I think Seton Hall has a better reputation than schools like New York Law, St. Johns, Hofstra, etc... but some of those schools probably have NYC connections that are just as good SHU's, if not better. So Seton Hall's position on the NYC food chain isn't very high.
If he wanted to work in NJ, I would have said Seton Hall no doubt. But we're talking New York. In a situation where neither schools really gives him a legitimate advantage at landing a job in NYC, I'd go to Miami.