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2.0 - Should I drop out?

Ninja1

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Re: 2.0 - Should I drop out?
« Reply #40 on: February 03, 2009, 09:49:38 AM »
"My engineering friends still don't understand why your school is so important.  They know good engineers from CUNY and bad engineers from MIT; hiring isn't exactly interested in either."

I really don't think that's true, at least when it comes to engineering jobs at the higher end of the spectrum.  Engineering is more nuts-and-bolts practical than law, but prestige still matters.  You can be a top engineer with a degree from anywhere in the same way you can get to be partner at Cravath with a JD from Fordham (there are 3, last time I checked).  That is, you have to prove that you're awesome.

As usual, your school (and grades) don't matter much once you've been practicing for a little while. But the school and grades sure do help get you in the door.

Re: 2.0 - Should I drop out?
« Reply #41 on: February 03, 2009, 10:00:41 AM »
They still kind of matter.  More the school, less the grades.  Especially if you're trying to shift geographic areas.

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Re: 2.0 - Should I drop out?
« Reply #42 on: February 03, 2009, 01:51:24 PM »
They still kind of matter.  More the school, less the grades.  Especially if you're trying to shift geographic areas.

Agreed.