Penn or NYU?

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Dman3801
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Penn or NYU?

Postby Dman3801 » Tue Jul 27, 2010 1:19 am

interested in public sector work -- federal govt, white house. my inclination is that it doesn't really *matter* since both are excellent and the decision would come down to personal preference.

thoughts?

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apper123
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Re: Penn or NYU?

Postby apper123 » Tue Jul 27, 2010 1:51 am

all else equal, i'd go NYU

but if you have a strong preference for either city, i'd go that route. penn likely has better lay prestige if that means anything to you lol

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cigrainger
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Re: Penn or NYU?

Postby cigrainger » Tue Jul 27, 2010 2:00 am

apper123 wrote:all else equal, i'd go NYU

but if you have a strong preference for either city, i'd go that route. penn likely has better lay prestige if that means anything to you lol


You mean Penn State? :mrgreen:

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Veyron
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Re: Penn or NYU?

Postby Veyron » Tue Jul 27, 2010 2:15 am

Lol, just made this decision.

My thoughts are for PI for a liberal org go NYU.

For a conservative org do Penn and get the cert in Buisness and Public Policy from Wharton.

For any legal position where the people doing the hiring and/or most of the people you will be working with are not going to be lawyers, go Penn (for the lay prestige).

Either way, shouldn’t much matter, I personally liked Penn better, so I chose that. Since then, I’ve definitely made tons of great connections just by dropping the school name. Thinking of either working for a firm in my 2ndary market or for the litigation arm of a local policy think-tank.




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