BeastCoastHype wrote:mallard wrote:BeastCoastHype wrote:I suspect that the people who really care about undergrad rank etc. haven't spent much time in the working world. No one gives a shit where you went to college after it's over. Everyone is thrown back into the same bucket, with Harvard grads working alongside (and competing against) Ole Miss grads. WUSTL grads could be 12th or 6th or 35th and no one would treat them differently, and Duke grads will never matter anyway. A diploma can be a nice shiny sticker to put on your wall, but it doesn't impress/matter to anyone with any life experience.
This is not really true in the legal profession, from what I know.
Sure, but law is different from everything else. Even in the legal profession though no one cares about your undergrad degree, only where you went and how you did in law school.
I've heard that undergrad can still matter a lot at the very elite firms.
As to the "working world," where you went to undergrad means everything for getting that first job in elite fields. Blackrock and McKinsey (front office positions) aren't hiring from the University of Iowa.