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Is it worth transferring schools?

Discussion in 'Business, Careers & Education' started by ConcernedParent, Nov 16, 2010.

  1. deadly7

    deadly7 Senior member

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    That'll translate really well when you write a personal statement for those Ivy League applications.

    All he needs to do is check off that he's black and he'll get accepted in no time. [​IMG]
     
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    I was in your same exact situation and but decided not to transfer mainly because I knew I was going to go to grad school and everything was easy breezy at my undergrad school. Not worth it risking your GPA, imo.
     
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    All he needs to do is check off that he's black and he'll get accepted in no time. [​IMG]


    Blacks aren't allowed into college.
     
  5. ConcernedParent

    ConcernedParent Senior member

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    That'll translate really well when you write a personal statement for those Ivy League applications.

    Who has a legitimate reason for transferring that isn't money anyway?

    I would like to know what you plan on doing with a philosophy degree that isn't going to require more schooling making any choice now essentially irrelevant.

    Prestige of undergrad factors into grad, no?

    There are some incredibly intelligent people who end up at community college because of less than desirable life circumstances. I've hired 2 people with that story

    I don't doubt there are smart kids at CC; I do doubt that the Ivies go out of their way to grant them admission though.
     
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    All he needs to do is check off that he's black and he'll get accepted in no time. [​IMG]

    ah, another white guy who got dinged from his first choice [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG]
     
  7. OakCliff

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    If you are planning to go to grad school, focus on what you need to do to get in and stay where you are. If you aren't planning on grad school, change majors to something more marketable. Don't be too short sighted. You can improve your credentials in grad school and where you went undergrad will not make much difference. Also keep in mind where you want to live and work after graduating.
     
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    Prestige of undergrad factors into grad, no?
    That shit don't fly any more. Maybe in 2007, but no more. If you decide to stick out a philosophy major, you better have significant internship experience in your targeted field. And honestly, knowing what everyone thinks of studying philosophy as a major (a joke), why would you choose it in the first place?
     
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    Prestige of undergrad factors into grad, no?

    The short answer is for you it won't matter, you aren't comparing some terrible school with an amazing one. It isn't even considered in law applications, so if that is your plan you would be retarded to risk your gpa by transferring.
     
  10. ConcernedParent

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    That shit don't fly any more. Maybe in 2007, but no more. If you decide to stick out a philosophy major, you better have significant internship experience in your targeted field. And honestly, knowing what everyone thinks of studying philosophy as a major (a joke), why would you choose it in the first place?
    Grad school of some sort was always the plan. I'm pretty average in math/sciences so that eliminates engineering. Economics absolutely bores me and I suppose BA wouldn't be much better. Although in hindsight I probably should have majored in business... it's bearable and useful at the same time. Anyway, this left me to choose between humanities and the rest of the social sciences; of which philosophy was the most interesting and intellectually stimulating (I mean, compared to like gender studies, psych, arthistory, sociology and shit lol).
     
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    Die in a fire plz.

    But really, that's quite an accomplishment... where did you end up going and why did you pick it? I'm curious because I think I'm trying to leave my current school for what probably is all the wrong reasons.

    I've been to Columbia and I've been to UChicago/Northwestern. There are a lot of cool kids here; making friends and having fun hasn't been a problem. Like I said most of my desire to transfer is academic or prestige related.



    Really?..... What's the deal with that?



    [​IMG]

    Man, it's been a long long time since I recall Ohio State beating USC....



    I nitpick you! I said "competitive" for admission.

    And yeah, I had a draft saved but I never got around to sending it LOL.


    Ivies do actually strive to pluck some of the kids out of community colleges with 4.0 and other achievements for diversity's stake. Not that it makes much of a diff, but it makes for good PR.
     
  12. v.freeman

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    If you plan on going to grad school in one form or another, then no, I don't think a transfer would be necessary - USC is good enough name for that. Take some business related classes as electives and then do one of those 1 year masters programs. Off the top of my head, the Duke one sounds decent.
     
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    Die in a fire plz.

    But really, that's quite an accomplishment... where did you end up going and why did you pick it? I'm curious because I think I'm trying to leave my current school for what probably is all the wrong reasons.


    IMO one of the schools was head and shoulders above the rest, it had everything to offer and in the perfect location. hint: I didn't go to Yale.

    Anyway, does USC offer a masters co-term program? Some schools allow you to get a masters either within 4 or 5 years along with the BA. For you I would recommend this, in addition to getting good grades. This will easily distinguish yourself as different than the typical trust-fund party douchebag that you are competing against.
     
  14. deadly7

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    Blacks aren't allowed into college.
    [​IMG]


    Who has a legitimate reason for transferring that isn't money anyway?
    Many people. You aren't one of them. Don't bother applying; you'll get laughed at.

    ah, another white guy who got dinged from his first choice [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG]
    Don't pretend you know me, it makes you sound like a dumbass.
     
  15. pebblegrain

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    Don't pretend you know me, it makes you sound like a dumbass.

    Sorry to presume. So you are African-American. Harvard or Princeton?
     

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