About a year ago, I was chatting with a new friend I had just met at an entrepreneurship/drinking event (yes, my two favorite things).
He had graduated from a Top 50 university in the US, gone to a highly ranked law school, taken a corporate law job, and then quit to accept a teaching job that involved 10-15 hours per week of “real work.”
When he found out where I went to school, he immediately asked a pointed question:
“Was it worth it?
I met quite a few students from Ivy League and similar schools at my law school, and I didn’t think there was a huge difference between them and everyone else.
It seemed like the emperor had no clothes.”
I laughed and gave him my thoughts:
“Congratulations. You just saved yourself $150,000+.”
I firmly believe that if you’re ambitious, hard-working, and good at hustling, there is little reason to attend an elite university.
I also think the graduates of such schools tend to be overrated.
So if you’re not at one of these schools, this is great news because it creates new opportunities for you.
And if you are at an elite school, here’s how you can beat out your competition:
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