Northwestern vs. UCLA

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beebee18
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Northwestern vs. UCLA

Postby beebee18 » Mon Apr 18, 2011 7:33 pm

Full ride at both schools.

I think I would be happiest at UCLA, close to home/friends, grew up in CA.

However, I would consider Northwestern if it has significantly better job prospects.

Does anybody know how Northwestern and UCLA's job prospects compare?

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Re: Northwestern vs. UCLA

Postby bk1 » Mon Apr 18, 2011 7:39 pm

If you want to work in CA then I'd say take UCLA. NU has better overall job prospects, but I'm not sure that necessarily correlates with a significant edge in CA. Plus, if you end up in the bottom 50% of your class it is going to be far easier to get a job in CA coming from UCLA than it would be from NU

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Re: Northwestern vs. UCLA

Postby speedyj88 » Mon Apr 18, 2011 7:39 pm

Where do you want to work? If LA, then I'll see you at UCLA next year.

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Re: Northwestern vs. UCLA

Postby CanadianWolf » Mon Apr 18, 2011 7:47 pm

UCLA is the better choice for you.

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Re: Northwestern vs. UCLA

Postby ahduth » Mon Apr 18, 2011 8:55 pm

speedyj88 wrote:Where do you want to work? If LA, then I'll see you at UCLA next year.


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Re: Northwestern vs. UCLA

Postby trudat15 » Mon Apr 18, 2011 9:06 pm

What kind of jobs do you want? Where do you want to be eventually?

Dont think UCLA is the objective CR here given no information except that you have family and friends in LA.

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Re: Northwestern vs. UCLA

Postby beebee18 » Mon Apr 18, 2011 11:07 pm

I am really open to working in any market. As of now, I prefer LA but in a few years who knows...

My biggest issue is that I currently have no work experience. How important is this when doing OCI?

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Re: Northwestern vs. UCLA

Postby bk1 » Mon Apr 18, 2011 11:09 pm

beebee18 wrote:I am really open to working in any market. As of now, I prefer LA but in a few years who knows...


Maybe in a few years you're going to want to live as a hermit in the wilds of Cambodia. You know you like LA, you don't know whether you'd like other places. Go to the place that you are sure of.

beebee18 wrote:My biggest issue is that I currently have no work experience. How important is this when doing OCI?


It helps, but grades will be far more important.

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Re: Northwestern vs. UCLA

Postby woeisme » Mon Apr 18, 2011 11:09 pm

beebee18 wrote:I am really open to working in any market. As of now, I prefer LA but in a few years who knows...

My biggest issue is that I currently have no work experience. How important is this when doing OCI?


You're in at NU with no work experience? And a full-ride? And not deferred a year? Interesting.

I'd probably pick UCLA. Everyone at NU is going to have work experience. Also, UCLA is going to be better for LA market.

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Re: Northwestern vs. UCLA

Postby beebee18 » Mon Apr 18, 2011 11:26 pm

No, my Northwestern acceptance is 1 year deferred $50,000/ yr total $150,000.

If work experience is really important at OCI, then this is an probably a benefit of going to Northwestern, if I can get a relevant job for the next year.

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Re: Northwestern vs. UCLA

Postby trudat15 » Mon Apr 18, 2011 11:28 pm

Any stipulations with the scholarships?




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