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I know Forbes and, to some degree, US News & World Report caters to an upper middle class to upper class demographic but I wish they would compose, print, and advertise a list that most people will find useful, such as "Top 100 Public Universities that Most Americans May Be Able to Afford"
In Nor Cal, schools like San Jose State and Chico State, which have extremely strong engineering programs (in some cases, pioneering programs) still put a lot of backbone engineers into placement, but they are generally not fast-tracked for mgt roles, and they honestly have to fight pretty hard to get those first roles out of college, particularly now companies looking for 'Rock Star' engineers (I first heard that term from Netscape recruiter...). Google used to advertise for candidates "from top programs" though not sure if they still do
Bottom line, if you can get into one of these schools, or one comparable like Michigan, Duke, or UCLA/Berkeley, there are obvious reasons why you should (and you probably already know that:-)
Sad that, in this country, every single aspect of our lives is determined by how much money you have. What is worse, most of these rich "people" have about as much intelligence as a high school drop-out. Their greed is just more than enough to get them what they want. And when that is the sole concept behind your country, then we were doomed from the start.
...Reading some of these comments you'd think there was hope and change coming! Frankly, this is the list, has been the list and will always BE the list since despite the mantra of hope and change those running the show from either end of the spectrum are really part of the same group...the wealthy elite.
You are all here to work, make a bit of money and spend it on whatever they tell you is important so you feel good for awhile. They let you hold your paycheck just long enough to make you think you're living the dream. You are debtors. Programmed to be debtors and go with the program they have set out for you. Think for yourselves. Save some money. Don't answer the Pavlovian Bell and break out of their program.
There you are. Free education! Here ends the lecture.
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