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ask a fag who works high level administration at a top 50 university

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ask a fag who works high level administration at a top 50 university anything.

Secrets will be revealed.

Know what really happens to your application at admissions.

Want to know what really happens to your tuition?

No I won't tell you which one which in this case is fine because truthfully, at this level they're all the same. Which really blows.
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>>584592546
really? no one wants to peak behind the curtain?
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>>584592546
Maybe I'll wet your whistle. All of your personal information is handled by people who never went to college and everything is always about a hairs bredth away from complete disaster. Not a joke.
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I don't care about admissions but I want to know secrets about the money.
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>>584593317
ask away. what about the money do you want to know?
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>>584593473
Is it spent on logical university things or do they actually waste shit tons of money? I can never figure out how my school is struggling so much with how much we pay out our asses
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>>584593317
I'll start it off. Anything in your tuition package that is labeled as any type of "fee" like for example a "technology fee" or whatever, is a complete joke and just another way to get more money from you. It's basically just a line item that is not used for the thing to which it is labeled. It's used for T and E and other such nonsense.
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>>584593994
waste shit tons of money. and I mean SHIT tons. The things I've seen the upper admins do, c level types for reference, with your money would start riots in most third word countries
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>>584594062
Like buying football players whores and tattoos?
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>>584594527
interestingly enough athletics is separate from academics so they do what they want with the money they make. but if its a good school athletic team hey rake in a ton of cash for he school so they can get away with anything. and I mean anything.
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>>584594825
Surely not raping the white girls?
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>>584594980
if you're on /b/ that shouldn't surprise you. rapes occur pretty often.
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>>584592546
I'm guessing you're american?
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>>584595251
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>>584595422
you chose wisely.
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>>584595616
yeah, in England you don't technically have to pay for Uni if you set yourself right. :P
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>>584595825
yeah not in the states. People probably already know this but I can confirm that the reason why tuition in the states is so high and ever increasing is because uni's can get more and more money from federally guaranteed loans to students. they increase the amount that they can receive every year hence the jump. it has nothing to do with operational costs etc.
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>>584596153
when taking tours of a uni, dont listen to the tour guide. they are full of shit. you will never be taught by a real professor. you will be taught by adjuncts and TA'a you're entire academic career.
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>>584596153
i think that really sucks, here tuition fees are as high as £9,000 but you can get a loan and not have to pay it back unless you're earning a decent amount, and then they only take like a few quid a week.
higher education should be free but its not and that's why there is so many dumb people in the world.
how does admission actually look like in the US? do you fill out forms or what?
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>>584596625
places that tell you they do not discriminate based on amount donated to the school from your family or a heritage admission are lying to your face. it may be true that there is nothing on the application that asks this but in the admin office of the top schools there is always an addition that goes into your application that describes your lineage and any amount of money your family has donated to school to take your admission into consideration.
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>>584596871
i completely agree and having worked in the land of OZ for a while has really made me hate higher ed in the states
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>>584596625

Seriously, except for maybe 3-4 high level courses your junior and senior year.
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>>584597348
exactly. great point. and good luck getting a professor in a research school
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>>584596871
anyway to answer your question: it's mostly online these days but essentially the same.
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>>584597345
not a lot of people in general do have access/ are convinced to go into higher education and the fees are not convincing anyone. Scholarships are a load of bull in my opinion
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>>584596871
and to add to that, admissions is handled by only a handful of people who hate working admissions and regularly make fun of your application. it's really not a nice place.
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>>584597873
i wish that were true. To be honest higher ed is a joke unless you go into the hard stuff and at teh right school: engineering at Penn State for example is a good choice but you will be a cube worker your whole life. Foriegn Service at Georgetown is a good choice for example and will get you farther than an engineer at Penn State
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>>584597978
ouch that really sucks, they always told us that admission is done by professionals who analyse each one as a group and come to a decision.

>>584598468
i guess the better the school the better the admission? like they check it better and are more serious about it.
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>>584598468
if you plan on majoring on anything other than STEM for example philosophy, english, cultural studies or as i call them "barista preparedness majors", DO NOT go to uni. go to community college, save yourself a ton of money and reap the rewards. its just not worth it.
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>>584598954

Mathematician here, do yourself a favor and study an applied science.

You can study all mathematics independently from excellent textbooks. Don't need to be at a university for any subject except for those that require laboratory education.
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>>584598779
not in the least. Admissions at the top five are just as bad. Unless youre a minority with genius IQ and a hard worker, which they admit far and few between anyway, they simply follow the money. sad but true.
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>>584599217
listen to this man, he speaks the truth. Honestly if you're a hard worker with a little common sense and critical thinking skills the internet is all you need.
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>>584599756
should clarify this is a generalization. some things DO require lab work.
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>>584599756

Yeah. All decent textbooks have their pdfs or djvus floating around. And then you compare the textbook to a uni course that uses it through a google search and do the problem sets the course suggests.

That kind of shit.
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>>584599589
no surprise people don't want to deal with that. Money does make the world go around.
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>>584600315
don't be fooled by all the "we pride ourselves on education and the future of fukitty fuck". The sad trutht is that every uni is a business and their one goal is to make as much money as possible.
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Why do you think scholarships are a crock? How is being paid to go to school a bad deal for me?
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>>584600581
now, another little secret about tuition is that the other reason why it costs so much is because thye are constantly hiring admin staff, such as myself, to constantly deal with the bullshit the feds make them do for the money. filling out forms, audits, conformity, etc. higher ed and the feds are strange befellows
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>>584601103
oh by no means are scholarships a crock, if you can work the system to get a full ride to a good school then by all means take them for every penny you can
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>>584600581
do you earn a lot then? or the teachers /professors in general.

>>584601103
i think so because to me it seems that they do pay only for your education, you still need to get acceptable grades or they stop that, on top of that there are the living costs so to earn money for those you need a job. as far as i know most scholarships require community service or some sort of help in depending where the money is coming from.
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>>584599756
Any idea on how it looks in EU?
I was considering going into STEM here in Poorland, i think it would be rather different, since you virtually dont pay any money for university education, other than books, some fees and whatnot, thoughts?
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>>584601723

If its cheap, go. If its not, don't.
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>>584601706
i earn a very comfortable living. high level admins earn more then a professor unless they are worlds class.
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>>584601723
rule of thumb is if you are thinking of going abroad, find the country that is number one in the field you are studying. chances are the US aint it.
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>>584601854
Simple philosophy, but i guess it's the right one in the end, thanks
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Op>>584592546

OP had I been here 40 minutes I would've dove your rabbit hole
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>>584601976
how does one become an admin? ;)
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>>584602380
there are a few ways: the way i did it was never the way i intended my life to go. I started as a low level program manager as a stop gap til i found another job and they just kept giving me more money making it harder to walk away from. worked my way up
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>>584602380
I wouldn't suggest it. The hours are long, and you are surrounded by socially awkward people all day. The best part of my job, other than a solid paycheck, was when I was banging a Sociology prof. She was an animal. I always regret not sleeping with students when I was a little younger. It's more common than you would think.
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>>584596625
That's not true. wtf.
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>>584602289
appreciated
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>>584602847
yup. there is also an indirect correlation between the size of the school you will be attending and the chances of getting a real professor. the bigger the school the smaller your chances
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>>584602847
Yes it is. Real profs never teach university courses. You are just lead to believe that. Believe me, I have been working at one of the top universities in administration for years. It's a total sham. They just want your money.
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>>584602760
sound simple enough
>>584602823
i don't really care about the people, surrounded by idiots and losers my whole life. would definitively bang some though. Not surprised that its common, people have nothing better to do.
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>>584603156
sorry i meant inverse correlation
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>>584592546

Can confirm.

I worked at the United States Naval Academy while I was TAD (temporary Assigned Duty) awaiting orders. Just recently graduated.

Then I was an XO (Executive Officer) of an Infantry Company in the Marine Corps. You are spot on.
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>>584603156
>>584603188
I'm a postdoc in a research group at a research university and all professors in my group teach classes every semester. Even the spokesman for my group and is a special named chair teaches every semester.
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>>584603188
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DaneFag here! Free education for every citizen, and I get paid almost 500 dollars a month. Fucking love it!
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>>584603732
we envy your system but then the higher ups would not be able to affors their private jets. yes high level admins have "hush hush" private jets
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>>584603635
then you are a special case or a small school. thats not normal
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>>584603395
I'm sure since if they aren't engaged in research what the hell else will they do. I've have plenty of classes taught by full professors in my academic career and I've attended large state public research institutions the whole time.
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>>584596625
>you're entire academic career
You seem like you know what your talking about
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>>584592546
a few questions good sir
>on average how much time is spent reading an application
>what red flags are there in apps
>how often is demographic ie nigger, spic, sand monkey taken into account in an average college
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>>584603732
hvorfor er du oppe så sent negerfaen?
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>>584604377
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>>584601706
>>584601103
>>584597873

Or get a business to invest in you. Dominion (Nuclear Power Stations). Gave me a full ride, payed for my books, dorm, lab fees, laptop, calculator, and any expense you can imagine.

On top of that they gave me $125 per week as spending money.
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>>584604045
great question: listen up kiddos, the average amount of time spent on your application is anywhere from 10 - 30 mins depending on the school and the program. smaller programs give more attention to applicants and vice versa, your test scores are definitely used as a way to weed you out, that's the first defense. Red flags include poorly written essays, high income, and location. being a minority is a plus and plays very heavily into selection because minorities have a greater chance of getting guaranteed fed loans.
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>>584604712
that's dope man, good on you. wish to find something as good.
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>>584604042
having never been taught by a full professor me english aint that okay
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>>584604712
that sounds amazing
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>>584604828
what constitutes a high income and what is a 'bad' location
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>>584604712
do what this guy says. unis only want your money and they do not care where it comes from. get creative with your sources and you will have a happy life.
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>>584603188
I'm fairly sure that that isn't true, at least where I'm from. I've only had one term in a UK university, and we've already had one professor lecturing us so far - remembering that the title of "professor" is a hell of a lot more exclusive in the UK than it is in the US. Hell, I have first-year friends who've had weekly two-on-one supervisions with the head of the physics department (so certainly a professor).

Either you're full of shit, or my education is much better than your university's.
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>>584604712
Don't get me wrong though. I had to meet with the board of directors 3 times, and had 2 personal meetings with the dean.

After that I had to make a presentation on why I should receive the scholarship. Also it required a 4.1 gpa out of 4.3, in highschool.

And if you dropped below a 3.0 gpa for 2 semesters, you were kicked.
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>>584604377
Kan ikke sove, for at være helt ærlig. Jeg har skrevet SRP om amerikansk indvandrerpolitik. Det sutter.
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>>584605167
a high income would be anything above a yearly household income of ~$50,000. Location is a big deal as in the farther away you are the less likely you will be to attend. This is why they fly you in if you are a super candidate, they want to be sure that you will go to the school if they accept you most likley unless you shit perfect SAT scores and gold bars you're in for some work
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>>584603188
>>584603156
>>584602847

I went to a smaller Div 2 state school in Pennsylvania and 99% of the profs were super intelligent top tier actual professors. The adjunts were just as good
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>>584605635
thanks m8
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>>584605261
hhhmmmm, something doesnt smell right here. wheres your stomping ground?
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>>584603535

Can confirm what you idiot? He didn't reveal anything in his original post. Typical military retard
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>>584605822
great point. if you MUST go to uni, go to a small school. it'll be cheaper and the education better
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>>584603732

Enjoy being bludgeoned with taxes your entire life-- in poverty
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>>584604991

Honestly, make phone calls, and make a portfolio. Email big companies that shit.

I had a personal mentor from age 13. He was no charge, just a really good hearted man. When he leaves 1 kid being successful, he goes onto another.

For example, the kid he helped before me got a full ride to Julliard, for music. And the kid after me is now an officer in the Navy as a pilot.

A lot of the time it's about who you know, even if they aren't wealthy, they are rich in knowledge.
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>>584605895
Cambridge... so I guess not representative.
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>>584606462
no. definitely not. but a good school
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>>584605981

Agreed. I had 1 or 2 idiot profs, like really fucking stupid liberal types but for the most part my worthless degree piece of paper was cheap (about 12,000 per semester) and got to meet a lot of smart motherfuckas
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>>584606068
How does a six figure income sound like? Even after tax, we earn twice to thrice as much as an American.
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>>584606314
>full ride to Julliard

So he'll be working at Arby's for the rest of his life?
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>>584606982
this made me giggle.
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>>584592546
What do you think of the future of higher education, is it declining, both in quality and quantity, or has it simple become too expensive/irrelevant for employment for a great deal of people?
I have this sneaking sensation that low literacy is a growing phenomenon over in the states.

>>584605400
Eksamen om 3 dager, har fortsatt 4-500 sider å lese om norsk politisk utvikling under kalmarunionen og frem til 1814, herrefaen så tørt det er.
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>>584606982
Right now he is working for a DCI drum and bugle corps as the musical arranger, and I think he is composing for local highschool marching bands. I know that's not big bucks, but it's what he loves to do.......
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>>584606834
>we earn twice to thrice

Oh do you?

Denmark GDP per capita: 59,129
US GDP per capita: 53,001

Hardly seems like 2x or 3x... do they teach you math or economics in Denmark?
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>>584607443

Doing anything for a highschool band is horrible work. I'd rather bang my head off of a cement block 8 hours a day
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>>584607449

GDP Per capita does not equal average salary.

Its just the GDP divided by the population. That money could all be in the hands of business entities, and thus a few people.

You have to look at wealth distribution to get a better picture. US has terrible distribution. Few earn a lot, most earn little.
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>>584607262
>Eksamen om 3 dager, har fortsatt 4-500 sider å lese om norsk politisk utvikling under kalmarunionen og frem til 1814, herrefaen så tørt det er.

Hold da kæft, det er vildt! Jeg har tre bøger, der skal læse igennem. De alle er over 300 sider lange.
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>>584607449
>using GDP per capita

hahaha you're a fuckwit
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>>584607788

Wealth distribution has nothing to do with the fact that you are wrong. Denmark does not make 2-3x more then the US ON AVERAGE or by any other means for that matter
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>>584599217
>>584598954
Is Economics or Econometrics a good career choice? Or should I pick something else?
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People don't make the same mistake I did and just get a degree in something you think sounds cool so you can enjoy your university years. It is a waste of time and money. Get TRAINED in something and research jobs that are in demand, not badly paid and have a high worker satisfaction rate. Don't just get a media degree and hope for the best. The real world is fucking tough when you're not trained to do anything.
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>>584607262
excellent question. Higher ed and the US in general is starting to feel like France circa 1799. It's getting ungodly expensive for anyone to go except the super elite or those who do not mind being indentured servants. Honestly I dont think its worth it unless you are super passionate about your chosen field. Quality is sinking at a fast rate as it is traded for quantity, trying to squeeze as many students in as possible no matter the capacity. A bachelors degree is a joke in the US, might as well have a certificate from burger king for "best little burger soldier". The market is super saturated with bachelors degrees and as such they are more and more worthless. Graduate degrees on the other hand will exclude you from a lot of jobs for being "over qualified". its a fucked up system.
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>>584607788
>>584608049

List of countries by average wage:

1. USA - 55,047 USD
10. Denmark - 45,031 USD

OOOO BURNED!!! #REKT
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_countries_by_average_wage
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>>584592546
You mother fuckers do nothing all day and make way too much money. RIT MBA here and I have friends that now are accountants at the college.
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>>584608121
economics is hit or miss. you will either be very poor or very rich. but you must like starring at a screen for 12 hours a day writing reports that no one will read for things that do not exist. The market isnt that saturated with econs yet so I say go for it. You can always do a ton of other things with an econ degree anyway so it might be a win-win.
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>>584608121

Not really. Finance is though, especially quantitative finance or financial engineering. Basically statistics or math + finance.
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>>584608525
you have no idea how true this post is
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>>584606665
It is completely different to how OP describes his university. Fundamentally, the colleges don't really need to act like businesses, as the old ones at least are all swimming in excess money from property and investments they've just kept since medieval times.

I'd be very interested to see to what extent more standard UK universities accord with OP's descriptions. I'd guess that the fact they're a lot more intimately tied with the state and state regulation would reduce how much they operate like a business anyway, but I dunno.
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>>584608413

lol adjust for distribution moron:

1. Denmark - 1000000000000
300. USA - third world
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>>584608226
>bachelors degree is a joke in the US

This is so true but dude, you have to have a degree. You just have to. It may be just a piece of worthless paper but it's an easy way for recruiters to sort through the stacks of resumes.

As for MBAs-- you're better off using your knowledge to work for smaller companies, as a consultant or start your own business
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>>584608977
everything in the US is a business.
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>>584608987

First guy: actual facts, has source

(You): Random numbers, shitpost

Sounds legit
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>>584609102
another great point. DO NOT under any circumstances get an MBA. they are a dime a dozen and more often then not worthless.
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>>584608987

Looks like you got burned kiddo. Anything else you wanna be wrong on?
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>>584608100
I'm 18 years old, no formal education, and I clean a warehouse for what is roughly 20 dollars an hour. That's the minimum wage. How about you?
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>>584608793
But I do, because I just said it. 7 figure slararies and some people do maybe 15 minutes of work per week
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>>584609425

To be honest, if I won the lottery I would go get a Penn- Wharton MBA for shits and giggles. The networking in that group alone is amazing
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>>584609594
this is one of the only scenarios that would be acceptable :)
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>>584609433

haha tiny american microdick keep getting niggered american
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>>584609474

I'm 30 years old. Bachelors degree from small inexpensive state school.

I make $72 per hour.

You're changing the point though- as many /b/tards do.

Argument was: Denmark avg > US avg.
And I proved him wrong with facts. Theres no more to argue.
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>>584609796

Ad Hominem fallacy
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>>584607449
How is GDP per capita even relevant?
Distribution of wealth is what you are looking for.
>>584608413
The nice thing about average is that it doesn't account for the amazing divide between poor and rich in the states, in the nordic countries such a divide barely exists, and average people are a lot better off. Not to mention free health care, education and so on, which you'd need to deduct from your american "average".

>>584608226
Some of those things are very alien to me, uni here is free. But then again a bachelor is worth nothing, you need a master, often in several subjects to get a well paying job.
Studying history right now, and I am very glad that I don't live in the states, even though I'll need to study several "side-subjects" to even hope for a job.
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>>584592546
exactly how significant are test scores (SAT, ACT, AP Exam, etc) and grades in deciding if someone gets in?
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>>584606462
looks like shit tier college!?
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>>584592928
>peak
>admin at top 50
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>>584610209
>How is GDP per capita even relevant?
Easy for the undergrade Econ student. Higher avg wage = higher disposable income = higher GDP. Get it now kid?

>>584610209
>The nice thing about average...
stop altering the arguement. The arguement was who makes more on avgerage. The answer is the USA does. End of story
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>>584610315

kek. Im a USA fag and I even know that Cambridge is very prestigous
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>>584592546
Looking at grad schools at the moment, any recommendations for the application process?
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>>584610752
I was asking about the picture
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>>584610605
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>>584610315
m8 don't fuckin mess with Peterhouse
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>>584611126

Most universities are ancient and looks much worse
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>>584610752
>Im a USA fag and I even know that Cambridge is very prestigous

Fame and prestige does not necessarily equate to academic excellence.
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>>584611459
except that in this case it sorta does
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>>584611315
>>584611454

What are you studying at Peter House?

I hear its the Cambridge specialist centre for Fag Studies?
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>>584611459
It does, in America.
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>>584611698

Not the samefag dude. I'm in the US and can attest-- most of our university facilities are crumbling
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>>584611683
but thats what your argument was based on.
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>>584611459

unfortunately it does.
Ever notice how Harvard, Yale and Stanford are
1. Prestigous
2.Top Ranked
3. Most expensive
4. Highest earners
5. Attract top professers
6. Most popular
7. Everyone has heard of them
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>>584611698
yeah, I'm studying being fucked up the arse thanks. It's going great.

>>584611992
I miss IDs.
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>>584610663
>stop altering the arguement. The arguement was who makes more on avgerage. The answer is the USA does. End of story

No one mentioned average before you did.
The guy who started this discussion said that danes earn 2-3 times as much as an american.
Now, they might not earn that much in pure moolah, but it's very clear that spending power in denmark is much higher than in the US, again, free health care and education "frees up" part of the wage which means more disposable income.

Problem with the US is that you've got 0.2% on the top evening out the 20% in poverty creating a very artificial and very misleading average. It'd be the same as equating the wealth of Moscow to the wealth of rural Russia. On the case of Denmark however, while you do have "poor" and "rich", even the poor would still be upper-middleclass in american terms.

The average dane is much better off than the average american. Unless, of course, we're talking about your inflated average that has no basis in reality.
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>>584608615
>>584608718
Thanks for the input. Now which Uni is best for these programs? (econ or statisctics with math/finance)
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>>584612225
me3
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I'm off to uni soon, do the employees offer a lot of help if you ask? Or is it a kind of "you're on your own" environment?
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>>584612139
MIT > Yale, Stanford
Harvard is arguable.

>2.Top Ranked
is different to
>7. Everyone has heard of them

I always hear about Georgetown and that place is a fucking shit tier
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>>584605635
so thats why i got fucked. dad was making 1.4m/year at the time i applied. had amazing grades/scores and everything but i still got into a mid-tier school, went to a really good hs too.
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>>584607788
>>584612283
Christ dude, read the fucking thread.

>GDP Per capita does not equal average salary. - Anon faggotlord
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>>584612225
i know right. No IDs = more trolling fun

but seriously what are you reading? I assume not NatSci
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>>584592546
why do most schools insist on giving federal loans, grants, and scholarships to the absolute stupidest people?

I worked in the student loan industry for nearly 10 years and dealt with them on a daily basis.
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>>584612699

I never said they were mutually exclusive
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>>584592546
>top 50
No cares about anything past 10. Stay pleb.
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>>584613038
so your argument then is:
Prestigious + Top Ranked = Good Tier

whilst my Argument was:
Prestigious Not Necessarily = Good Tier
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>>584612958
Despite tremendous odds in your favour, you somehow managed to guess wrong.
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>>584612813
u asian tho? that's a big disadvantage cause to get in as an asian you gotta be top 25% in their GPA/SAT or you're studying some random shit that doesn't get applicants.

also, you could have had your dad pledge to donate $100k to a top school... i mean unless his money is equity stake which you can't really cash out on.

>not OP
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>>584613269
Bio or Phys?
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>>584613468
Phys.
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>>584613242

The argument was Fame & Prestige =/= Academic Excellence

I said it does because in my opinion academic excellence will lead to higher rankings on:
1. Prestigous
2.Top Ranked
3. Most expensive
4. Highest earners
5. Attract top professors
6. Most popular
7. Everyone has heard of them (reputation)
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>>584606068
>Happiest nation on this planet

Put two and two together.
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>>584606462

Oh my. A bloody tab. All your shitty shades of blue and punting backwards. Terrible.
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>>584613242

I never said non-prestigious can't be a good school. Especially as I went to Clarion University of PA- ever hear of it? Didn't think so but I got a decent education
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>>584613720
this doesn't work after you land your first job.
3 years in investment banking/ PE-VC / hedge funds/ corporate law... you get kicked out and you're left scrambling for work.
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>>584613780

Further proof that Money = Happiness is an American ideal
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>>584613993
So now you're going to isolate a single career path?

And i disagree. Most investment bankers can retire by 35
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>>584614175
not MOST at all, just some.

and "retire" is improper because the markets can fall if you don't watch the account balance 24/7
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>>584613715
ahh
which year?
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>>584611315

FTT bruh.
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>>584614175
fucking IDs

I'm not>>>584613993
but you still fail to grasp my argument that prestige on its own is not an indicator of good academic education
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>>584614431
Going into 2013, starting salaries for investment banking positions with a bachelors degree (assistant or junior analyst position) should range from $100,000 to $150,000 after bonus. Most of the major banks in NYC are offering a starting salary of around $75,000 plus a $15,000 to $20,000 signing bonus.

150,000 is the average. Simple math will tell you in under 10 years you have the potential to be a millionaire if you invest right-- which unironically, most investment bankers do
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>>584614838
For the third time. Where do you see prestige on it's own?

>1. Prestigous
>2.Top Ranked
>3. Most expensive
>4. Highest earners
>5. Attract top professors
>6. Most popular
>7. Everyone has heard of them (reputation)
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>>584614505
Fresher, I'm afraid.
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>>584614884
there are clawback agreements left & right,
you don't hit a certain margin...
you ONLY work 99 hours a week...
you misplaced a comma and the report...

your VP is using that to whittle your income to 80k tops + uncle sam takes half... also aderall and cocaine is expensive
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>>584614684
>FTT
Cambridge > Hicksville Uni > Oxford
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>>584610605
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>>584613389
nah %100 purebred masterace. He also told me that he could pull some strings and likely get me into Stanford, because hes knows a lot of people there and did a fair amount of research there. I declined because i didnt want it handed to me. but its kinda bullshit that i get fucked over because my dad makes a lot of money, shoulda taken the offer. but then again, i've become a lazy piece of shit and am now barely making it by in my mid tier school.
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>>584615331
hahahah
you have Tripos to look forward to.
NatSci Tripos is a beast.

Did you take any chem or bio options?
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>>584594825
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>>584615382
Im not going to pretend to have any idea what you're talking about
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>>584615891
so then white ppl dont necessarily have an "advantage" just asians are held to a "higher standard"
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>>584615955
nope, because the only science A level I did was physics. Physics, Matsci, Maths B and Compsci - gonna go all physics next year. Taking Compsci was a mistake and a fucking half though.

What are you doing then? Bio-natsci?
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>>584593473
usually 35% of the funds go to paying staff, professors, etc. 20% goes to paying the athletic coaches and the athletics, while the rest if spent on hookers
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>>584616176
well they do have an advantage, I was just at a disadvantage because of my dads financial status. It'd be good to come from a less well off family though, because then I'd know that theres not always someone there to catch me if I fuck up. Having that safety net makes it harder to care, because in reality I could drop out of school tomorrow and I'd still be perfectly fine for the rest of my life, I'd just be a NEET piece of shit. I try my best though, I always get offered ridiculous things from him and I turn them down %95 of the time to try and keep myself motivated.
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>>584615599

You can't even get punting right, not to mention the rowing. Come now.
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>>584599217
This is true, I thought myself very, very high level physics and mathematics on my own. Heck I'm one of the world few mathematics mercenaries. The type who try to solve the unsolvable equations. Also a lot of the issues in pure science is the unsolvable equations and theories. They require gifted minds to solve. But I will argue you don't need a university of labs, because you can easily reproduce, or find the same equipment on the market.
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You gotta work at some shit-tier university that none of the administration or admissions staff have degrees. I go to a pretty solidly mid-tier university (shit, maybe even low tier) and I know for a fact all the people working in admissions have degrees (a lot of them recently from the same school). Administration definitely have degrees. Most HR and program directors (deal with admissions most of the time) have masters or above.

What's the deal, daddio?
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>>584616536
Did Bio.
Thankfully, that shit is just a distant memory.
Good times though.
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>>584608987

The US is 1/3 spic & nigger.

We're basically a 3rd world nation. Flooding our nation with millions of sub 85 IQ wogs has harmed
- income
- academic achievement
- healthcare
- social programs
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>>584606462

> top 50
> cambridge

gr8 b8 m8
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>>584592546
honestly, this question just popped into my head since i'm thinking of going back to school. i'm in my 30s and was wondering how many people in their late 20s to late 30s live in dorms? i'm not looking to (have my own place) but just genuine curiosity really
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>>584610605
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>>584616814
please go back to producing slimy politicians, whilst we go about changing the face of Scientific understanding.......again...and again.....
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>>584617230
what, in what has been said, are you objecting to?
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>>584592546
is there a limit on minorities that universities accept? (specifically blacks)
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>>584617230
different fags. OP not Cambridge Fag.
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>>584605822
Tier 2 schools have Ivy league educated professors who are well known in their fields. They also love to speak all their students, current and former. From my experience the professors at top tier schools are fucking shit, because tehy don't know how to explain their own field of work. Which is a sign they do not understand what they're doing. I had professors who explain complex things into simple language for the class. Very rare to find professors like this in the U.S. Also please do not fall for the master degree trap. This is a marketing campaign to get students to take more loans. Unless you want to become a doctor, lawyer, or some professional title job, then a master is not needed. You'll learn on the job.
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>>584617207
USA Race:
White- 72.4 %
Black- 12.6 %
Hispanic- 16.4 %

check your facts kiddo
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>>584617578

Actually I'll take this chance to apologize formally for that whole bullingdon thing. Even we're embarrassed by the current number 10.
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>>584616971
>very high level physics and mathematics on my own
>mathematics mercenaries
>those who try to solve the unsolvable equations

you're a fucking idiot real geniuses prosper in an academic environment not because of a degree but because they have something useful to say. you studying shit "alone" even though you think of yourself as some untapped genius just means you're an autistic fuck
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>>584618187
youre deff not from Oxford. but you are right about No.10
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>>584618075
>top tier schools are fucking shit
There are a lot of great minds at the top tier level-- just seartch TED talks on Youtube. But the truth is they care little about their lectures or the student in most cases, i agree. The are all about the research money and writing their own books/ doing their own projects.

The smaller schools usually are their because of the charm of a smaller university town, the smaller classes, connection with students etc.
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>>584618698

Read PPE at Pembroke, but im not terribly interested in trying to convince you
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>>584614884
>>584615382

IB here. Happy to answer questions.
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>>584619117
Why are you people such greedy cunts?
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>>584604712
VA fag?
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>>584619117

Answer these questions:
1. how much do you make
2.when do you plan on retiring
3.where did you go to school
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>>584618270
I couldn't understand, yee. Does yeee speak Engrish?

>>584618075
Its publish or perish mentally. Which everyone assume the top schools are excellent because they shit out a lot of research papers a year. I've read a lot of work from those schools. Most of them are just grantbait. This is what's destroying academia, the huge quantity of research papers in the literature of whatever field you pick.
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>>584619323

Wired that money is important, idk. I tell my friends that if they were willing to double their hours they would make close to what I make.

I've seen just as many "good" people in the business as bad people.

Aka the good people don't breathe banking and talk about it all night at the bard.
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Associate prof here. I teach 3 classes a year
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>>584619656

Currently an analyst at an "elite boutique," signed for 70 salary, 13 signing bonus and year end bonus of about 80. We get paid slightly more than those at the banks you are most used to hearing about.

Probably want to leave banking for the buy side next year, otherwise I love finance so not for some time.

Big 10 university--tougher to get in than if you're coming from an Ivy but very doable if you try. Banks are begging people to join right now. Bumped their salaries up to 85 at a lot of places.
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>>584620370
Banks only hire from target schools, otherwise you're fucked from what I'm told. Also a lot of people don't sign because most banks require a 3.5 GPA.
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>>584618992
wanted to read PPE at Oxford. Chickened out and settled for NatSci at Cam.

what was your employability like?
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>>584620370
>Banks are begging people to join right now

how do you figure?
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OP gets AIDS if dubs
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>>584620880
rerolling
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>>584620686

Yes and no. It's easier if you are from a target school, but I got into three banks we've never placed before through networking and interviewing well. Again, banks are begging people to join.

3.5 is pretty much the minimum. I know a guy who got in with a 3.3 but it was a lower tier shop. I had a 3.56, but otherwise great resume and interviewing skills which carried me.

Again if you try and really want it you can get it. Don't have to be a genius, just be willing to put in the hours.
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>>584620749
God was guiding your hand.
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>>584618270
>everyone has to attend a university
>you can't do it on your own
>only people with pieces of paper are smart
what a dumb faggot
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>>584620864

Quick google search will come up with some articles.

tldr, there's been a massive boom in M&A and everyone is expanding classes, which means banks are competing more than ever. Standards drop, etc. A lot of the people at Ivy schools are deciding not to work 90 hr weeks and are jumping to tech companies. Caused banks to raise starting salaries, no work weekends, other things like that.

Probably a hiring boom for another 2 years then we'll see.
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>>584620749

Squeezed out a 2.1, ended up at a large consultancy. Haven't had any problems tbh.
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>>584619779
How bad are we all getting fucked by you people? I get the whole "it's not me, it's the system" bit, and I actually have money in an IRA so I understand that everyone's $$ is tied up with Wall street but seriously how fucked are we?
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>>584621844
I see a lot of job posting from Fin analyst to investment banking, and they're having a hardtime because people want work-life balance. The senior leadership is now understanding they have to play ball with the younger generation in order to make money. I hollywood studios are in a massive hiring spree in their financial, marketing, and PR departments. Everyone wants to work in techbrovalley. I would work in defense, but people don't see the upside in defense companies.
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>>584621984

Well, the problem is that Wall Street knows a lot...except when we're fucked.

I'm in an advisory role (valuing mergers, etc.) so we like to think we're your friend--the people causing the "this stock jumped 15% overnight" things.

Otherwise I think we in the US are actually doing pretty well. Starting to worry about the debt level a bit, but most economists would say we are well within if not below even slightly painful levels.

Our economy is doing great, also a bit worried about the fed stopping their bond buying which is propping up stock prices, but nothing to worry about. Stay the course, take some risks and keep at it.
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>>584621333
Trips = tru dat

>>584621871
makes sense.

But consultancy, long hours, shittier pay than banking (like most things), good jokes though.

which firm you end up at?
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>>584623037

Very true. People in my industry "realized" 100 hr weeks are not worth it, then the upper management watched as all the young talent they just spent so much money on left for greener pastures. Now I get the benefits.

Didnt know that about the studios though, interesting. Is it because entertainment is doing so well that they need more people on the ground?
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>>584617437
older student dorms m8
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>>584623364
Economy is doing well, because of the energy boom, but Saudi Arabia is determine to end the energy boom. The sandniggers are trying to put an end to the American and Russian oil markets. This is why the price of oil is more important today than it has been in hte past 30 years. Also you can work in banking or financial position at biotech companies or pharm. They're expanding greatly, and soon defense and mining companies will expand again.
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>>584623759

Better work/life balance with management consulting. Pay is quite nice as well, with bonuses and all. I hope that damn 100% of salary, 200% with shareholder approval bonus law they have on the continent never makes its way here. I was never interested in being a banking dog honestly. And now now on the specifics....
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