I don’t have the time to develop this thought right now, but I think about it regularly. There are unanticipated consequences of going to a good school. Not a “good school,” which is good only because of highly publicized rankings, but a school, like Amherst, like many others, which is actually good—which actually does light a fire in it’s students.
A friend sent me this article a few days ago. It’s about consulting and and investment banking and their ability to attract hoards of graduates from good schools:
I am going to inquire at our own career center about the statistics of Amherst graduates that go into these fields, though I am expecting similar results (within 5%).