matthewsean85 wrote:RodneyRuxin wrote:ITT: Anyone who doesn't believe in the vale ideology that grades/employment is all about luck is spreading boomer propaganda.
I would disagree that it's ALL about luck. Luck inevitably plays a large part of it, but how you work, hustle, your background, previous work experience, and how well you interview will play SOME part in finding employment. Those things alone are not enough, but it would be equally delusional to believe that no one has any control over their personal success.
The best thing any person can do is maximize their chances for the employment outcome they desire (read: get into best school possible for that outcome), while minimizing cost, work your butt off (like most everyone will) and pray that what you've done and how you've done it is enough to get the outcome you want.
That's fine but don't rag on the guy for saying it's possible.
I've seen what goes on at CCN, where people choose to party instead of study for a final, etc. Those people typically are the ones at the bottom of the curve. I have been told by people at T1/T2s that this is the norm, rather than the freakish people who study 24/7(the norm at my CCN).
Sure ability to take tests plays a factor, but nothing replaces the ability to punish yourself by studying day in and day out. And TLS goes way overboard with the "if the school has 80% employment you have a 80% chance of getting a job" mantra.
I wish we'd go back to the days where people constantly quoted arrow's guide that talked about working non-stop. Rather than feeding this defeatist bullshit down our throats.