"So, where did you go to school?"
March 14, 2012 6:58 PM Subscribe
I work in a start-up company, and I'm being given the opportunity to start networking with high level executives from large organizations in my field. I am excited, as I know that having an extensive personal network will be valuable for my company and myself, however, I have two concerns.
posted by areodjarekput to Work & Money (13 answers total)
First, I am 21.
Second, I didn't go to college.
I know that I can gain credibility by being knowledgeable about any developments in my field, having a sufficiently impressive title (which I will), and positioning my company and myself as experts in our segment of the industry. However, if someone directly asks me where I went to college, I am not sure how to answer them.
The way I handle this in social situations (by explaining the family issues which prevented me from going to college) is not ideal for business purposes, and certainly not in a conservative industry like mine.
So, after a year of lurking on MetaFilter and AskMeFi, I turn to the wisdom of the hivemind. How do I answer if someone asks me "Where did you go to college?"