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Subject:  Re: Don't do this.... Date:  2/27/2014  7:01 PM
Author:  2gifts Number:  880538 of 886559

We look for smarts (not the same as grades), talent and initiative. Interestingly, we haven't yet found even the slightest correlation between these qualities and the schools one attends.

I once worked for a manager who thought that the school you attended reflected what you thought about yourself, so if you attended Harvard, she reasoned you had great self-esteem and confidence, but if you attended one of the smaller, more affordable schools, she thought you lacked those.

I pointed out that in my experience, the school you attended reflected the job that your father had, and what the family could afford to spend on your education.
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