— What is your reaction to Mr. Bruni’s idea that where you go to college matters less than “the effort you put into your studies, the earnestness with which you hone your skills, what you actually learn”?
I believe that Mr. Bruni's idea has a very strong amount of relevance and that it is something I believe in as well. The fact of the matter though, is that if a smart young person graduates from USM with a bachelors in accounting and applies for the same job that a another smart young person from Harvard applied too with the same credentials, that the Harvard graduate will more likely be granted the job because of the social stigma surrounding top colleges.
— If you’re a student who is finished with the college process, what advice would you give high school juniors?
Make sure you have good grades, do lots of college visits to get the ideal feel of the schools you want to go to, fill out scholarships and college applications early. Also stay out of the police beat if you're a hooligan, bump ins with the law and School officials can hamper your college career.
— In the end, how much do you think it matters where you go to college? Why?
Unfortunately I believe it matters a lot where you go to college, not just how hard you work, and are dedicated to the subject. This isn't always a bad thing because to gain access into the top schools you do have to be intelligent and hard working.