bk1 wrote:Still yes because you don't want to work in Chicago or Illinois that much.
Wow, UIUC is that bad in DC, NY and Boston (which seems generally tough to crack)?
DC is tough for everybody. It has so many people vying for jobs there that it takes absolutely top grades from a top school to manage it.
NYC is fairly open, however you would need top grades to get a job in NYC coming from Illinois considering that Illinois placings most of its kids in the midwest.
Boston you will probably need ties for and it isn't that large. If you don't have them then the only thing that would help you snag a job there would be going to school there.
Schools are regional and UIUC's strength is in the midwest. While you could get a job somewhere else from it, the chances of that are slim so if the midwest isn't your primary goal then don't go to Illinois.