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Old 02-03-2012, 04:45 PM #1
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How much does it matter where you Graduate from?

I currently go to Kennesaw State Univ, a school somewhat really only known in the south east and is being hailed as a "good" school around here, but my family is pressuring me to transfer to a better school such as Univ. of Georgia, just because of the name/rank and how it is a good school. My problem lies in that I am already a Junior with my college friends already and I am not sure if I want to transfer to a school with only a year left in my undergraduate.

Should I stick it out at my current school and enjoy it and graduate and make due with that? Or should I really push myself and transfer schools just so I can get a good job and hopefully try to make some good friends in the short time I am there.
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Old 02-03-2012, 05:14 PM #2
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Should I stick it out at my current school and enjoy it and graduate and make due with that? Or should I really push myself and transfer schools just so I can get a good job and hopefully try to make some good friends in the short time I am there.
Kind've depends on what your majoring in. If you have a high gpa and you are truely motivated to go to a more 'prestigious' school then do your best in your current school and attend graduate school at a bigger school.

Long term you have to think can I get the job I want with what I'm learning and the school I'm going to. If the answer is no then push yourself to switch.
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Old 02-03-2012, 06:41 PM #3
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The name of the school doesn't matter to much in and of itself, but the connections and opportunities are probably better at a school with a bigger name.
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Old 02-03-2012, 10:34 PM #4
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If you're going to graduate school then that is all/most employers will really look at.

Generally graduate schools do not care where you graduated from and that's why it's better to get the cheap/easier undergrad degree and shoot for the stars in graduate.
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Old 02-03-2012, 10:48 PM #5
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I can see where you're coming from.
I currently attend GSU.
I actually thought the same thing and was considering of transfering
to University of GA.

Why did I not go? Because I'm majoring in Accounting and
there was more access to Employers and internships.

I got a hold of an internship with a local accounting firm and
also managed to get an internship with a larger corporate company.

Yes, UGA does have a bigger name than Kennesaw or GSU
but its really about what you want to do in life.

For me, UGA vs GSU didn't make much of a name difference.

If you are considering law school, or medical school, or any major
that requires you to attain more schooling for a number of years...after
undergrad...then perhaps you should transfer only bc higher ranked schools get preferred over lower tier schools.

But, if you can maintain a 3.85 or higher gpa in a lower ranked school,
I don't see the problem in staying.

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Old 02-05-2012, 11:20 AM #6
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Im actually an accounting major myself and my gpa isn't really that high either

thanks for comments guys
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Old 02-05-2012, 09:57 PM #7
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I'd stay. You have friends whom I'm sure you really like. Plus you've got only a year left. It's not the grades you make but the hands you shake.
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Old 02-05-2012, 10:08 PM #8
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I'd stay. You have friends whom I'm sure you really like. Plus you've got only a year left. It's not the grades you make but the hands you shake.
This too. Thanks again.
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Old 02-12-2012, 08:06 PM #9
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Your undergrad doesn't mean much as long as you keep your GPA up and score well on whatever standardized tests you need to take for your postgrad. Hell depending on field, where you go to graduate may not matter at all. For instance, Medical/Dental etc doesn't matter where you go - all accredited schools are perfectly fine and won't have much bearing on your future. Business and law school are the opposite.
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Old 02-13-2012, 02:08 AM #10
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Depends on the program you in. Your internships mean a lot more at this point.
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Old 02-13-2012, 10:09 PM #11
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Kennesaw is a great school. Go to UGA for graduate school
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Old 03-02-2012, 01:46 PM #12
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it matters but not that much. a degree from harvard/other top tier schools is way better but those state schools, you're really just splitting hairs. just like harvard is ranked higher than stanford, but either one will do. like a kid from UMD vs UDEL so just stay where you're at if you like it.
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Old 03-03-2012, 12:50 AM #13
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If you're not in an elite school, go with a large school. I went to a small liberal arts college and realized it was a huge waste of time and money. I transferred to PSU and its helped me immeasurably. I've applied to jobs well beyond my qualifications and I always get interest.
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Old 03-03-2012, 07:25 AM #14
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I would stick to the school you are at until you graduate, and like others have said attend a larger school for graduates school. Although the name of the school might not be important, how many alumni the college has is important. Right now networking and internships are key.
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I went the route of a small cheap school, and I had no problem getting into a larger school to get my PhD. The one problem with the smaller schools is that if they're unknown in your field then you may not be able to get into a top 20 graduate school as they won't like taking the risk. As for getting a job, everyone I know who graduated in my fields of study had jobs lined up prior to graduation. For reference, my school was a state school of approx. 1000 undergrads and no graduate level study.
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Old 04-05-2012, 06:09 AM #16
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I'm at KSU as well! I thought about transferring to GT, but I suggest staying here. (Even if I'm months late on this thread)
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Old 04-05-2012, 04:03 PM #17
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Right now networking and internships are key.
Can not go understated. I've been offered very competitive jobs just because of people I know.

Before I emphasized networking, I was having a tough time even getting to an interview, and my field is in relatively high demand.
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Old 04-12-2012, 12:21 AM #18
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I'd stay. You have friends whom I'm sure you really like. Plus you've got only a year left. It's not the grades you make but the hands you shake.
Its not the grades you make its the hands you shake. My friend, that is very well said.
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Old 04-22-2012, 09:18 AM #19
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network.
get involved in on-campus groups/organizations/activities.
the more people you know, the better your chances.

sign up for linkedin now, get working on your profile before it's too late.

fill up that resume, one item might make a difference when an employer is going through a stack.

be diverse in what your doing, gain skills that might not necessarily pertain to your major.

a lot of jobs when you get out are only going to want a degree, in whatever. the extras will set you apart.

and did i say NETWORK
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Old 04-24-2012, 12:13 PM #20
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You get out of school what you put into it. The name of the school on the degree doesn't matter as long as you know your stuff and can show employers that you will add value to their organization.
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