ryerson, york, uoft, queens, etc

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Subject: ryerson, york, uoft, queens, etc
you people all fail to understand that once you get out on the job market, recruiters don´t care WHERE you got your degree. what´s important is how you present yourself in the interview. moreover, if a decision came down to a uoft or queens student (apparently these are the more prestigious schools) who spends all his/her time in the library with no social life (by that i mean extracurricular activities - i.e. student organizations) and a york student who got out there and got involved, all thngs being equal, the york student will most definately be hired. FYI, i am a uoft commerce (st.george) student.
[14-03-2006,16:57]
Anonymous
(in reply to: ryerson, york, uoft, queens, etc)
depends on what kind of job you´re getting.

eg. in engineering it doesn´t matter, but if you got a business degree from trent, nobody gives a damn about you.

[14-03-2006,17:21]
Anonymous
(in reply to: ryerson, york, uoft, queens, etc)
so then what your saying by "nobody gives a damn about you" is that grads from the trent biz program are all unemployed? again, WHERE you get your degree is not that important. a student who wants to enter the financial services industry, for example, can do so with a degree from uoft or a diploma from george brown. the key is to SELL YOURSELF. network as much as you can when your in school; get involved for god´s sake!!
[14-03-2006,17:33]
Anonymous
(in reply to: ryerson, york, uoft, queens, etc)
do you think a wall street firm will even look at an application sent in by a trent grad? if they dont even give you a chance to sell yourself, how are you going to do that?

and don´t tell me that small, no name universities have connections with wall street firms.

[14-03-2006,22:18]
Anonymous
(in reply to: ryerson, york, uoft, queens, etc)
It may not matter as much as in the states, but still, if one wanted to apply to grad school down south, you are much more likely to be accepted to an ivey league school if you attended U of T or McGill then a less reputable school.
[14-03-2006,23:40]
Anonymous
(in reply to: ryerson, york, uoft, queens, etc)
"do you think a wall street firm will even look at an application sent in by a trent grad?" oh, i´m sorry, i didn´t know you were a recruiter for a wall street firm. a trent grad can in fact get into a wall street firm. how? NETWORKING! yes, it does work. there are numerous all street firms located right here in toronto on bay street. get yourself familiar with a few individuals inside. as far as grad school, lets come up with scenario. A and B applied. A went to trent, B to queens, both studying business. all things being equal, they may pick B because of the school´s rep. but how often are all things equal? if A has work experience that is more beneficial to the program than B, then chances are, A will be recruited. i can sit here all day and come up with thousands of scenarios but its getting late and its time to....zzzzzzzzzz. all i have to say is, all you students who don´t go to uoft, queens, or any other of these so-called top schools, don´t be discouraged by these pinheads. believe me, my gf is in the atkinson program at york. im in the commerce program at uoft. a finance course from there is pretty much equivalent to a finance course from uoft.
[15-03-2006,03:09]
Anonymous
(in reply to: ryerson, york, uoft, queens, etc)
Sounds like those who are so caught up in by the name of the school that they go to really have no real like work experience.

When you get to the work force, no body cares which school you went to. Going on and on about graduating from UofT will only make people Yawn.

All things being equal, netwoking is most important and secondly, doing well on your job is useful. Hanging up your UofT diploma in your cubicle will get you no where!!!!

[25-03-2006,02:26]
Anonymous



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