Originally Posted by PhildeTruth
GPA matters at good schools, it means very little at mediocre schools (ie: Uconn). However if the GPA is lower at a mediocre school, that is a red flag in my book and I wouldn't hire him/her. Coincidence or not, just about every top firm out there agrees with me.
Basically, you wouldn't have hired you however many years/months ago.
Condescending is all relative. If you say schools in your neighborhood are "good", you immediately imply that schools in another neighborhood are "bad", as everything is measured relative to an average or median school. If a person from a said neighborhood were standing next to you, your comment would be "condescending".
Good luck going through life trying to make everyone feel happy. I'm just trying to help as many people as I can.
I'm not interested in making everyone happy. I'm not sure where you got this, either.
It's one thing to say "I went to a good school" and another to say "I went to a better school than you." You take the tone of the latter in almost everything you say on this matter. You can call it being honest, but its really arrogance on display. You can try to justify your tone all you want by putting people in to categories, but that's just not how things like this work.
Here's my story:
The school I go to might be above average or so. It's a liberal arts college that has a fairly old actuarial science program. The strength of the liberal arts program drew me here, among many other factors, and getting an actuarial science degree was what my VA (Veterans' Affairs) advisor told me I had to do to get my school paid for. Vocational rehabilitation doesn't cover things that don't work toward getting in to the field. I didn't have the leverage or anecdotal evidence needed to convince my VA advisor that I should be able to get an economic/mathematics/whatever degree and end up being an actuary. I know I could have gone the student loan route and paid for it that way, but, frankly, I wasn't in a position where I could justify taking on that much debt. And, on the surface of things, you see me with a 4.0 and an actuarial science degree and blindly pass judgement. How you don't see this as condescending is very telling. I truly hope you don't present yourself in this nature to people in a more professional setting.