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anything for a good grademindset. There's a work-hard, play-hard mentality, which means the weekend starts on Thursday and pretty much revolves around drinking. The place is also well-populated with rich, spoiled kids who've never lifted a finger. This is not my background at all, and I just couldn't relate. Yes, there are great people there - but you have to do some serious looking around for them. Cornell is also cold and fairly remote. It all adds up to being a rather lonely place sometimes. I will say that I believe Cornell contributed to my success after college. When I tell people where I went to school, I usually get a
wow, you must be smartlook. I got my first job out of school during a severe recession, and I think just the school's name on my resume made me stand out. HOWEVER, the name can only take you so far…I also worked a bunch of internships in my field, graduated with honors, and got good recommendations from professors. It's also about what you make of the experience, and taking advantage of the opportunities Cornell offers.My advice to anyone considering Cornell is to have your wits about you before you set foot on campus. You are not going to get your hand held while you are there. Be yourself, and look for people who are genuine. Seek out the classes with the great professors. And buy a pair of really warm boots.