freaknroll wrote:If your only game is to tell some chick that you have a biglaw jerb or go to x,y,z school you have a problem.
It's not "the only game" there are more important things in life. It's one component. You want people to recognize your accomplishments. Why are you going to law school? Why do people spend millions of dollars to run for office that only pays a fraction of what it cost? It's about power and recognition.
You obviously are not getting the point. It isn't about saying "I work for Cravath" and it isn't about saying "I went to ND/UMich/Harvard"...what it is all
about is dropping them duckets on things other people can't afford. The reason the ladies like Harvard Law is because they think you are going to be rich...if you are rich, then it makes no difference to them where you work/went to school.
This is all terribly superficial talk, but as long as we are talking about lay prestige (which is just that), then it is important to recognize where the source of the lay prestige for universities is: you will be rich and successful if you go to school X.
It is probably also worth mentioning that the people who actually care about these sorts of things in their potential partners are extraordinarily superficial. You should probably do something that makes you
feel happy and fulfilled and not care how that is perceived by others...but that's about as preachy as I am going to get and you can do whatever you wanna do.
Either way, good luck, live long and prosper!
[edit, because I didn't see it before]
answer23 wrote:yes but must people can't tell the difference between Umich and Michigan State. I did not make the rules
This is actually very untrue. In the state of Michigan, UMich is seen as the Harvard of the midwest, and outside at a national level, it is also seen as being extraordinarily prestigious for a public university. For lay prestige people may not understand the distinction between programs (such as top b-school/engineering/law/etc.) but they know the name very well because of the vastness of the alumni network. It is enormous! [oh, and obviously having a top notch football history helps a lot...the last few years notwithstanding...lol]