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Subject: Re: My Choices.... Date: 8/23/2000 10:48 AM
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Hey,

I graduated from Babson in '98 (BS's/BA in Finance, EPS, and Economics) and it was a great experience. I was also looking for a job in the finance industry and Babson definitely opened up many doors for me. I interviewed at fifteen companies and got fourteen job offers (largely attributable to the school's reputation, probably less so to my slightly above average performance there). All of the large investment banks and investment companies recruit at Babson and there certainly were far more jobs offered than people available when I was there, two years ago. Investment banks are sometimes very particular about which schools they offer most of their better positions to, so be such to check what percent of graduates from the school's you are considering accepted jobs in the industries you are interested in.

I'd be hesitant to go for an MBA at the same school you are planning on getting your undergraduate degree from. Many employers look less favorably at multiple degrees at the same school, rather than at different institutions. For this reason I chose not to go back to Babson for my MBA, but to go to Boston College, even though I got into both and Babson has a slightly better part-time MBA program.

As for the cost, Babson definitely isn't cheap, but I figure the school will likely pay for itself over the long-term. For an idea on whether the school is worth it to you, compare average starting salaries, and the difference in tuition at the institutions you are considering. That will give you an idea on whether the college warrants taking out loans or not.

That's my $.02.

Sam
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