When is it okay to give up UPenn for Fordham?

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jl2032
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When is it okay to give up UPenn for Fordham?

Postby jl2032 » Thu Mar 25, 2010 6:38 pm

I've asked this before, but I want someone out there to help me feel okay about giving up on Penn...

Fordham PT = Full Salary during 4 years of school + Reduced work hours + Full tuition paid + living at home + guaranteed 160k job (no bonus) on graduation with a small firm, 40 hour work week, future of the firm uncertain, might become an unpleasant work environment, small support staff, etc.

vs.

UPenn = not working (so more time to study but no salary except in the summers) + no tuition help + need to move + I can probably find a better job, but if not, I can still get that 160k job after only 3 years of school

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Re: When is it okay to give up UPenn for Fordham?

Postby Vincent Vega » Thu Mar 25, 2010 6:43 pm

Sounds like Fordham is the best bet.

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Re: When is it okay to give up UPenn for Fordham?

Postby jl2032 » Thu Mar 25, 2010 6:49 pm

I thought as much :(

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Re: When is it okay to give up UPenn for Fordham?

Postby dk8 » Thu Mar 25, 2010 6:52 pm

sounds like you got a great deal either way. i'd take fordham since you can get a full salary the whole time.

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Re: When is it okay to give up UPenn for Fordham?

Postby gossipgirl » Thu Mar 25, 2010 6:59 pm

If all that you list really are guarantees for Fordham, you'd be wrong not to take Fordham. It's by far the best option for you.

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Re: When is it okay to give up UPenn for Fordham?

Postby Vincent Vega » Thu Mar 25, 2010 10:45 pm

OP, how did you get the guaranteed $160k gig? Family connections?

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Re: When is it okay to give up UPenn for Fordham?

Postby flyingpanda » Thu Mar 25, 2010 10:46 pm

Vincent Vega wrote:OP, how did you get the guaranteed $160k gig? Family connections?


It sounds like she's working at the firm now with them helping her pay the tuition. In return she agrees to work there for X number of years after LS.




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