Top of Tier 4 school or Bottom of T20 school?

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Top of Tier 4 school or Bottom of T20 school?

Top of Tier 4 school
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Bottom of T20 school
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59%
 
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desperate4lawschool
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Top of Tier 4 school or Bottom of T20 school?

Postby desperate4lawschool » Mon Jan 03, 2011 12:03 pm

I transferred to a T20 school and am not performing as well as I expected. The remorse of having transferred is running through me. It's using a little bit of hindsight....but I'm wondering how employers view this change. Thanks

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traehekat
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Re: Top of Tier 4 school or Bottom of T20 school?

Postby traehekat » Mon Jan 03, 2011 1:02 pm

what exactly are you asking? whether you should have stayed? whether employers would rather see one or the other?

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magicman554
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Re: Top of Tier 4 school or Bottom of T20 school?

Postby magicman554 » Mon Jan 03, 2011 1:07 pm

Not so good either way, especially in this economy. But, your T20 name will have longevity. Vandy vs. Valp is a no-brainer.

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Re: Top of Tier 4 school or Bottom of T20 school?

Postby bk1 » Mon Jan 03, 2011 1:43 pm

Did you already strike out at OCI?

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Re: Top of Tier 4 school or Bottom of T20 school?

Postby random5483 » Mon Jan 03, 2011 5:14 pm

Top of T4 (like top 5%) is likely better than bottom of T20 school (like bottom 30%). Even if the numbers were top 10% and bottom 40%, the T4 likely wins out. However, if you mean top 30% in the T4 and bottom 50% in the T20 the choice is obviously the T20.


Try to get better grades. Transferring to a T20 is almost never a bad idea. In our career choice, the name of the school is huge. If you can crack into the top 50%, your choice of transferring was probably a good idea.

I do not have the experience of contrasting the difficulty between a T4 and a high T1 school. However, people who have transferred and posted their grade changes seem to suggest that they maintain slightly worse grades but still manage to stay near the top of the class.

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Big Shrimpin
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Re: Top of Tier 4 school or Bottom of T20 school?

Postby Big Shrimpin » Mon Jan 03, 2011 5:16 pm

bk1 wrote:Did you already strike out at OCI?

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Re: Top of Tier 4 school or Bottom of T20 school?

Postby nn223 » Mon Jan 03, 2011 5:21 pm

define top and bottom

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Re: Top of Tier 4 school or Bottom of T20 school?

Postby Aqualibrium » Mon Jan 03, 2011 5:22 pm

random5483 wrote:However, if you mean top 30% in the T4 and bottom 50% in the T20 the choice is obviously the T20.



Stopped reading your post after this. What kind of a stupid scenario is that? Who do you think is transferring into a t20 after being only top 30% at a TTTT?

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Re: Top of Tier 4 school or Bottom of T20 school?

Postby 20160810 » Mon Jan 03, 2011 7:00 pm

Big Shrimpin wrote:
bk1 wrote:Did you already strike out at OCI?

TITonlyCQ

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Lokomani
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Re: Top of Tier 4 school or Bottom of T20 school?

Postby Lokomani » Mon Jan 03, 2011 7:09 pm

Looks like you were a medium, delicate Koi fish in a small pond. Should've stayed there (at the TTTT) if you have ties to the region, but there's no guarantee of a job or good outcome in either scenario here. HTH

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Re: Top of Tier 4 school or Bottom of T20 school?

Postby Veyron » Mon Jan 03, 2011 7:27 pm

It doesn't matter. However, bottom of T-14 would be better since many small firms will know the name and won't care about the grades if you've got other things going for you.

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Re: Top of Tier 4 school or Bottom of T20 school?

Postby TigerBeer » Mon Jan 03, 2011 10:55 pm

Veyron wrote:It doesn't matter. However, bottom of T-14 would be better since many small firms will know the name and won't care about the grades if you've got other things going for you.


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