The reason we’re going into debt for our son’s college is precisely because of its excellent reputation in finding jobs for graduates. They have a fantastic internship program that paves the way for finding jobs so that makes it worthwhile. Otherwise, he’d be a number in a state school with no real networking connection.
obviously we wouldn’t be ponying up the $50k per year for Syracuse if we weren’t fairly confident that xsboy would have a job coming out. i guess if you have a kid at Harvard, you are banking that the name of the school is going to open doors for them. in my friend’s daughter’s case, it’s not only Harvard— she is well spoken, very intelligent and being half black, especially in this administration,doesn’t hurt. When my friend told me about her daughter’s WH job this summer, i raised my eyebrows and said, oh that’s nice... and she laughed [knowing our radically different politics] and said don’t worry, we will have you come to hang out with the Obamas, and i said, i’m sure she’s a lovely woman and left it at that! ROR!