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Does a degree from Harvard have much more advantage from a degree from a state university?

I am an engineering student at a state university, and I am worried that I might not be as competitive as those Harvard, MIT, or Stanford graduates. Do employers usually emphasize on the university?

Asked By: SV650s - 8/24/2010
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It depends on the employer. Some want only engineers from very well ranked schools. Others (actually, most) are far more flexible. So while yes, there are some employers out there who won't hire you because you didn't go to a top 5, or top 10 engineering program, there are plenty of others who will be happy to see your... More
Answered By: RoaringMice - 8/24/2010
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Degrees from the very top schools can confer some advantage in being hired, but a student with a 4.0 GPA from a state university will be hired before one with a lower GPA from a prestigious private school.
Answered By: ownpool - 8/24/2010
 
yea to be honest it does. Think if it like an employer might. Do you want the harvard grad who probably had some of the best teachers available and has tried so hard their entire life just to get there or do you hire the person who went to state school and might not have put in as much effort as the other guy? My... More
Answered By: Sda Asdgasg - 8/24/2010
 
I a graduate from Harvard Would give a Harvard graduate the job. Nepotism goes father than just family
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Answered By: bud - 8/25/2010
 
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