Full ride at SCU vs Transfer to Berkeley at Sticker

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Santa Clara with full ride (already have big law job) vs Transfer to Berkeley at sticker

Santa Clara
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Berkeley
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hopefulIPgirl
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Full ride at SCU vs Transfer to Berkeley at Sticker

Postby hopefulIPgirl » Mon Jul 01, 2013 5:27 pm

I already have a big law job in the field I want to practice in (patents).

Transferring would mean spending 3 hours commuting, giving up a well-paid job and going 100K debt. Alternatively, I finish up school part-time with a full scholarship, no debt and keep my big law job.

mojangles
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Re: Full ride at SCU vs Transfer to Berkeley at Sticker

Postby mojangles » Mon Jul 01, 2013 10:53 pm

hopefulIPgirl wrote:I already have a big law job in the field I want to practice in (patents).

Transferring would mean spending 3 hours commuting, giving up a well-paid job and going 100K debt. Alternatively, I finish up school part-time with a full scholarship, no debt and keep my big law job.


obvious transfer situation.

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Doorkeeper
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Re: Full ride at SCU vs Transfer to Berkeley at Sticker

Postby Doorkeeper » Mon Jul 01, 2013 10:56 pm

You have a non-legal job at a biglaw firm? Unless they have given you the contract to join the firm when you graduate from Santa Clara, transfer to Berkeley.

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Re: Full ride at SCU vs Transfer to Berkeley at Sticker

Postby c3pO4 » Mon Jul 01, 2013 11:00 pm

if you were at berkeley, and somebody gave you a biglaw job and 100k cash to go to SCU, would you do it?

hopefulIPgirl
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Re: Full ride at SCU vs Transfer to Berkeley at Sticker

Postby hopefulIPgirl » Mon Jul 01, 2013 11:09 pm

Doorkeeper wrote:You have a non-legal job at a biglaw firm? Unless they have given you the contract to join the firm when you graduate from Santa Clara, transfer to Berkeley.


I do patent prosecution, which is a legal job (though the litigators may disagree). Barring a major disaster, I should keep the job after I graduate and make more money doing the same thing.

hopefulIPgirl
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Re: Full ride at SCU vs Transfer to Berkeley at Sticker

Postby hopefulIPgirl » Mon Jul 01, 2013 11:11 pm

c3pO4 wrote:if you were at berkeley, and somebody gave you a biglaw job and 100k cash to go to SCU, would you do it?


Yes. I'd also have an awesome story to tell if someone asked me why I transferred to SCU.

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Re: Full ride at SCU vs Transfer to Berkeley at Sticker

Postby c3pO4 » Tue Jul 02, 2013 3:07 am

hopefulIPgirl wrote:
c3pO4 wrote:if you were at berkeley, and somebody gave you a biglaw job and 100k cash to go to SCU, would you do it?


Yes. I'd also have an awesome story to tell if someone asked me why I transferred to SCU.


well, then you have your answer :). FWIW SCU seems to be highly respected in the silicon valley patent world




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