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In the working world I've found that experience plays a large role. I landed my job with an associate's degree up against over 250 applicants-- many with bachelor's degrees--because I had previous work experience at Microsoft and Intel and they were looking for someone technical.
I'm almost finished with my bachelor's degree though, something I know I will need to get where I want to be--but I'm attending school online, so yeah I'm not getting all of the networking that attending an Ivy league school on-campus would provide, but I'm networking everyday with people in my field who hold the positions that I someday hope to obtain.
I agree that networking at an Ivy league school is a huge benefit/advantage-- but in terms of "looks" on a resume, getting an MBA from a decent school will get you far. Also, you have to walk the walk. If you have Harvard on your resume, it might get you hired, but you wont last very long if you only attended for "looks" and didn't make the most out of your time there.
Can somebody define to me what an Ivy League school is? and I mean - Define - why? why is it called Ivy league too? aka the history? Im british, so just wondered what the difference was etc..
We have Oxford / Cambridge yes - but also, all the so called Red Brick university's such as Manchester, Liverpool, Newcastle, Edinburgh etc... I went to Newcastle....
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