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Choosing the right college for long term outcomes

September 12th, 2023

Does where you go to college really matter? Readers know I believe that the right fit matters a great deal.

What about prestige?

Many have been conditioned to believe that earning a degree from a highly selective college will automatically put you in a position to access the most desirable career opportunities. However, the article linked below offers a somewhat different perspective, which you may find eye-opening.

While certain universities have excellent networking advantages, being a go-getter and spending your spare time working hard to get ahead will bring you success no matter where you enroll. Writer Frank Bruni shares the educational backgrounds of some who hold the highest positions in our country.

Bottom line: if you are driven, intelligent and have a good work ethic, you will go far in life.

Article linked below from The New York Times, published on August 3, 2023, written by Frank Bruni

The Real, Hidden Truth About College Admissions

Our political leaders may or may not be worthy of emulation, but there’s no doubt that they’re successes in the strictest sense, having summited the professional peaks that they intended to scale. Which colleges set them on their ascents?

Kevin McCarthy, the highest-ranking Republican in the House, graduated from the Bakersfield campus of California State University. Hakeem Jeffries, the top Democrat, got his bachelor’s degree from Binghamton University, a branch of the State University of New York.

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