How do I overcome my disdain for non target grads?


Perhaps it's just that I'm at home and have a lot more time to waste, but I find myself spending up to 3-4x more time stalking people's LinkedIns — all to discern one piece of information: their undergrad school. Anything below WashU is an embarrassment in my book (except for maybe GTech or STEM majors at Berkeley). How can I overcome my contempt for people who went/go to shitty schools?

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Sep 12, 2020 - 4:20am

I'd recommend you see a proctologist ASAP, but if you can't, then here's the steps you can take.

Gently lube the outside of your anus with vaseline, then slowly work it in around the edges. Be generous and thorough. Wearing gloves will help.

Then, gently try to remove the massive stick that's up your ass. What the fuck is wrong with you?

Sep 12, 2020 - 8:08am

Where did you go to undergrad?

How many different women (who the majority of men would consider a 9 or a 10) have you had intercourse with in the last 12 months?

How much all-in pre-tax compensation do you earn per year?

What is your net worth?


Answer these questions so I can determine if you're actually as sucessful as you claim to be. 

Sep 12, 2020 - 10:57am

After 1-2 jobs nobody cares where you went to undergrad.

I'd rather hire somebody who went to Bumblefuck Community College then got a couple good professional designations and has a couple of years of experience than a brand new HBS grad.

Personally, I went to a small non-target liberal arts college.  Why? It was a nice school and they offered me an awesome package of scholarships.

I'm not alone in this:

  • Bloomberg's lead ETF analyst went to Rutgers
  • One of his subordinates went to TCNJ (College of New Jersey)
  • One of the Cerulli analysts went to CUNY Baruch
  • The lead PM for a $2B+ fund here went to a small place in Europe that not only have I not heard of, I can't even find on a map
I generally see somebody I know on TV on Bloomberg/CNBC etc. once or twice a week. This sounds cool, until I remind myself that I see somebody I know on ESPN five days a week.
Sep 12, 2020 - 3:28pm

Cool, now let's list all the successful finance execs who went to T20s ... it dwarfs your petty cherrypicked collection

Dude, hide behind your anonymity. I just pulled all of the biggest names from the last places I've worked. Less than 1/5 went to a target.  Just getting your CFA Charter is a more common associating factor, although absolute charisma seems very useful as well, particularly in sales.

Your old boys network may help in a law practice in the deep south, but I work in a pretty decent meritocracy.

I generally see somebody I know on TV on Bloomberg/CNBC etc. once or twice a week. This sounds cool, until I remind myself that I see somebody I know on ESPN five days a week.
Sep 12, 2020 - 3:33pm

The ones who make it in this industry (and in life in general) have grit, drive and internal motivation. You'll find these types, esp 1st gen college kids w/ scholarships at plenty of undergrad schools below WashU. They are the ones that will make it with no help from anyone. Sure, it may take them longer, but they also bounce back faster because they know how far rock bottom is & can't hide away at their parent's Hampton's summer house after being fired in a recession. 



Sep 13, 2020 - 5:51pm

In the small chance this isn't just a bored troll post: You grow up.

“The three most harmful addictions are heroin, carbohydrates, and a monthly salary.” - Nassim Taleb
Sep 14, 2020 - 6:59am

I know this is a troll thread, but on a more serious note: The only people I know that still jack off to their undergrad- or grad school, are those that seemingly wasted their youth on achieving academic greatness, or simply did not venture in anything else. Seems like some coping mechanism. 

It reminds me of some of my classmates from when I studied electrical engineering - some of them would be downright hostile towards "lesser" majors, because they saw lighter workload as less prestigious, or whatever.

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