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Old 12-15-2016, 03:41 PM
Location: The State of Delusion - Colorado
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Originally Posted by brodie734 View Post
Honestly, as an alumnus, a Michigan degree is only worth the paper it is printed on if you put nothing into it either. People who think that the college makes the person as opposed to vice versa are either deluding themselves or are inexperienced. When I transferred to Ann Arbor, I ended up sharing a house with several RC students who were just moving out on their own. One of them majored in German and works at a call center, one of them is a pre-school teacher, one of them is getting an MSW at Wayne State now. The most successful of my friend group has a really solid job... working for a company at which his dad is a VP. One of my high school friends who got his engineering degree from Dearborn probably makes nearly as much as the four of them combined. C'est la vie.
Major has little to do with it, as it's more about ambition and business acumen. Some people aren't cut out for a gritty business career, hence the reason why some people are drawn to certain fields of study than others (i.e. Arts and Humanities over Finance or Accounting). That's not to say that someone who gets a BFA or MFA can't be successful in business. I worked for a company where the CEO and founder had a MFA from Northwestern and managed a very successful moving and storage online management business where we had multiple contracts with F500 companies.

That said, people who get into better schools tend to be more motivated by success, and hence tend to be driven towards a successful career/life. However, not going to a top ranked school also does not preclude you from a successful career/life.
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Old 12-16-2016, 09:51 AM
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Originally Posted by brodie734 View Post
...but the last time I was on campus at Dearborn their bookstore was selling a shirt that said "Hire me, I'm a Michigan grad!".
I can't even...

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Old 12-17-2016, 02:05 PM
Location: Windsor, Ontario
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Originally Posted by SaveStRene View Post
How is the culture different?
Backing up what someone said earlier in this thread, universities in Canada are much more standardized....There are only about 50 universities in all of Canada and there aren't the vast differences among them that you'd find in the U.S. There are no 'bad' schools since they are all heavily government funded.

That said, there are three categories of universities in Canada:
Medical/Doctoral, Comprehensive, Primarily Undergraduate

UWindsor is in the "Comprehensive" category which means it has a wide variety of programs for both undergraduate and graduate students but not as many as the Medical/Doctoral category.

The nearest Medical/Doctoral school is the University of Western Ontario in London, Ont.
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Old 12-20-2016, 10:49 AM
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Originally Posted by MS313 View Post
Lmao you can't be serious. Deal with the crime on campus? WSU is ranked top 50 safest college campuses in America. There is also a ton more things to do and see and going on in general in and around Wayne State.

Furthermore, if you can't fathom why most people in Metro Detroit would commute to WSU over OU then you should pull out a map. Most people who live Downriver or in the west suburbs couldn't fathom going on a mini road trip all the way up to a land far far away on a daily basis just to go to class. Hell, even the north burbs south of I-696 is closer to WSU.
I agree with you. Some people just have reeeeaallly outdated stereotypes. Midtown/New Center is mushrooming with retail and apartments and the new Q-1 streetcar is soon going in. WSU is a good school -- it, along with MSU and UM, is a Michigan constitutionally recognized research U and is part of Michigan's Research Corridor... If anything, nowadays Wayne State U. is the place to be.
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Old 12-29-2016, 10:28 AM
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Originally Posted by brodie734 View Post
For undergrad, you're probably better off commuting to UM Dearborn of the local commuter colleges if you don't live close enough to Oakland U. Wayne and EMU both have institutional issues while Oakland and UMD have improved dramatically. That being said, all schools offer different things and I think Wayne State would be wise to focus on attracting the kinds of students from the suburbs who head off to fly by night schools in Chicago like Columbia College or Roosevelt University to be fleeced in exchange for getting to live in a big city. WSU is in the heart of the coolest part of Detroit, they could sell that way better than they do.

Another fly-by-night university in Chicago is the Illinois Institute of Technology. One of my coworkers started his engineering education there, but finished at Oakland U. IIT's tuition is outrageous, and the school discourages co-op assignments.
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