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How much does undergrad prestige matter after starting full time? Went to a Big Ten school and not sure if this will ding me moving forward if I try to interview other places.

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Alma matters are good for networking, but your work/capabilities/skills are what really matter.


All true, I've seen partners here and in other firms with accounting degrees from Eastern Bumfuck State U, but they worked their ass off, had natural talent and are crushing it. A prestigious degree makes getting in the door easier, you got to show you belong there.


Agree with D1, not at all other than the network. I have never made an experienced hire decision based on undergrad

Like your MBA, school name loses value after the first/second job. The alumni network, however, remains invaluable.

^^to clarify - where you went to school. Name loses value longer you're out for both undergrad and grad as work experience takes over.

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