Could you lend me hand with this chip on my shoulder?
May 10, 2011 11:37 PM Subscribe
It's recently come to my attention that I am embarrassed about the school I went to for my undergraduate degree.
posted by northxnorthwest to education (56 answers total) 8 users marked this as a favorite
Now it's not necessarily a bad school. On the contrary, it is very good for the field I went to. It is however 1) not very well known and 2) a state college.
When I spend time with people that went to those "big namers," I find myself saying things like "oh it's a small school a few miles north of where I live, you've probably never heard of it" or "it's actually one of the oldest schools for my profession, very distinguished actually." Geez.
Unfortunately, it remains to be one of my biggest regrets that I didn't apply to more schools or appropriately rate my aptitude to get into a "big namer" in high school. Nonetheless you have to live with the decisions you made and hey, there's always grad school right?
How do I get over this chip on my shoulder? Does it really matter in the long run what school you went to for your undergraduate? Maybe those wiser MeFi's who have lived a bit longer in this world can throw me a bone. Help me regain my academic self-confidence!