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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


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?"


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


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


"Harvard? Never heard of it."


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.


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.


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


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


@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.


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


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.


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


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


"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


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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