As a soon-to-be university grad from a less than 'prestigious' school. After reading this article. I have asked this question to a wide variety of people I have met. In general, they respondedthat employers don't care. But always with one or two exceptions such as: "After three years of work" or "They care more about what you did in your job".
Admittedly, my selection sample is biased. They were from USC, UCD, and Amherst to name a few. Not the top, but respectable to be sure. Especially from my university's perspective.
With this said, I wanted to open this query to this community with the following questions:
- Is "Employers don't care where you went to school" True?
- If so, could it then be argued that where one went to school may not matter to an employer. but rather it determines to a large extent the opportunities that a person would be exposed to? Such as alumni networks, or organizations specific to it?
- Is this thinking an attempt to rationalize one's choice of school?
- As this would be heavily dependent on where one went to school, how would one go about (insert verb here) (finding? Justifying?) a good representative sample to ask this question?
- Should someone (like me) go back to school for the express purpose of graduating from a more prestigious school? Taking into account cost, time, marginal cost, forgone wages, etc...