So what you're saying, Steve, is that the difference between attending NYU and attending Michigan is making millions of dollars on the one hand and a miserable existence on the other? Right. I'm sure that's true.
Sigh... what to misconstrue what I said.
Life is about probabilities. Your odds of going to "Cravath" to list one example are substantially higher from NYU than from Michigan. Your odds of going from "Cravath" to a hedge fund where you could potentially make millions are higher than from "Cahill." Therefore, your odds of going to said hedge fund from NYU are higher than from Michigan.
How about this? Kill self you miserable uneducated prestige whore, HTFH. Yes, I know, it's not your fault, you're young and immature and have an inferiority complex about your TTT undergrad, whatever, kill self twice, HTFH. And because you're a braggart, kill self a third time for good measure.
1. Why am I "uneducated?"
2. I've never bragged about anything on this board EVER - find a quote that says otherwise.
Define "substantially higher." Life is about probabilities, and you're saying that one's life will-- on average-- be much better if you attend NYU instead of Michigan because NYU's in a totally different league. Tell me how the future of the average NYU student will vary from that of the average Michigan student in real terms instead of throwing around meaningless-but-extreme nondescriptive descriptors.
No one can define "substantially higher" its subjective, and yet most people subjectively decide that NYU > Mich since cross-admits overwhelmingly choose N.
I don't know why you need scare quotes around "Cravath" and "Cahill," but "you" are "a" fucktard. How much higher are your odds of going to a hedge fund from NYU rather than Michigan? What are your overall odds to begin with? And what is the difference at the margin? If, as you're now suggesting, it's something of a sliding scale rather than sharp steps where the next step is poverty or non-partnership at a TTT firm in Detroit, what is the actual probable difference between NYU Student's future and Michigan Student's future? You're the one making outrageous assertions-- back them up, you miserable excuse for a human being.
I need "scare" quotes because Cravath and Cahill are just place holders, you can switch them with any number of firms or other jobs.
I never suggested that it wasn't a sliding scale.
Wow, I don't even know who you are but you are easily one of the most bitter self-righteous assholes I've ever talked to.
If you don't like my advice or my views fine (although I notice neither you nor anyone else has asserted that Mich beats NYU in any major category), but I won't temper what I feel is the truth to make you feel better about yourself. Wanna choose Michigan over N? Fine, thats your perogative, but there are some people who want to see the situation from more than just your "your school doesn't matter all the T14 are the same" point of view.