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How do I politely tell the analysts on my project that no one gives a shit about what undergrad they went to?

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The people that don't care typically went to a low rent school and that's why they don't care

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My favorite is when people drop their creds, but pretend to be modest... Like "I went to school near Boston"... and I'm like "Oh yeah - BU? Or Bay State?"

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I feel the same way when people argue about firm ranking on here

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Hand them a paper clip. Ask them what they think about it. Smile and say that's what people think about your pedigree.

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"Harvard? Never heard of it."

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I feel the same about b-school. Some are more fortunate than others to have had their b-school paid for... Received their degree from a "top" school but at the end of the day you just landed the same job as someone who went to a lower tier school. Who gives a fuck. Be humble no matter where you went. Build your peers up not break them down, especially analysts who are just coming in - pedigree to you may be one of their first proudest accomplishments.

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Let those kids feel smart.. Shit I paid 80k including room and boarding at my "shitty state school" and got the same job as most of my peers at work who paid $200k+.. I feel bad for those kids that brag.

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High end undergrad doesn't equate to high IQ - lots of factors at play, i.e. family ties, wealth, etc.

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D1: I mean... I like my Aston better than your Ferrari. So mine is obviouslyyyy better.

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@D2, not really. I've worked with people whose sole claim to fame was their scholastic pedigree. Their work was crap. I'd rather work with someone from a Tier 3, if they know how to produce quality work.

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Most of the analysts who brag about their undergrads went to places with big football programs and weak academics. Just saying.

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My point was not everyone has the same opportunities. Whatever their accomplishments are shouldn't be downplayed because someone else feels like they are better at life. It's just a perspective thing... Letting people be proud of their own work and not putting them down.

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"I don't give a flying fuck about what undergrad you went to."

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^ Ernst & Young Removes Degree Classification From Entry Criteria As There's 'No Evidence' University Equals Success

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"No one gives a shit about what undergrad you went to." End scene.

If we ended up getting hired into the same position but I'm 5 years younger than you and I can thank my degree, then I'm still proud. You might not care, but I do. Where you went to school really does matter, esp. when it comes to build in a network

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If they have such a high end undergrad they should be able to figure that one out ^^^

High IQ doesn't mean shit either.. You also need common sense and balls to do something big.

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