Aloha4 wrote:If its your only choice, take it. Work your ass off and you'll be fine. There are people out there without high school degrees that are multimillionaires, you just need to have heart and work like crazy. If you have a choice between a t14 or lower tiered school, obviously you chose t 14. By lower tiered school I mean t 3 or 4.
Dumb luck and good decision making are more important than people seem willing to acknowledge.
+1. Read Malcolm Gladwell's "Outliers." Hard work is important, but there are many hard workers out there. The ones that become truly successful have opportunity strike them at the right time. It's hard for many of us to admit that things seemingly beyond our control can determine our fate.
Of course, we can help ourselves out by setting ourselves up to be recipients of good fortune. At least part of the rationale for going to a T14 is exactly that: it sets us up for 'lucky' breaks down the road.