Non-Target schools are a joke

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Im currently an exchange student at a shitty state school in the west coast. I'm originally from a top European target (HEC/HSG/LSE).

At my home University we would sartistically make fun of people at Big 4. While accounting majors at my exchange school don't even know of the big 4.

Furthermore, the quality of education is shit. "the most difficult senior classes for finance majors" are talking about NPV... The average business student here wants to be a secretary or selling insurances.

Nevertheless, school here is still expensive as fuck. Why do people pay money for this shit?

FYI: I'm not talking about good LAC or Target schools. When I'm talking about shit schools I'm referring to schools like Louisiana state.

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Jan 31, 2019

If your education is so much better, how come you think "sartistically" is a word?

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Jan 31, 2019

Sorry English is my 4th language. Obviously I'm not fluent. I meant satirical.

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Jan 31, 2019

No, I think you meant "sarcastically."

Time to stop putting others down.

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Feb 2, 2019
MoneyMakerIB97:

Sorry English is my 4th language. Obviously I'm not fluent. I meant satirical.

Hi Macron.

Watch out for the GJs

Feb 2, 2019

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Feb 5, 2019

So you're a dipshit in four languages? Cool

With this and the which majors are smartest thread, you guys just need to skip to the dick pic thread and complete the Insecurity Trifecta

Jan 31, 2019

Quantitative courses are there if you want it, even at state schools. Core requirements generally focus on soft skills rather than hard though.
The reality is that being able to prove the stability of an origin and fixed points in a non-linear system of equations won't make you a better investment banker.

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Jan 31, 2019

I agree, but some of the people who attend this school have no culture or common sense.

Again, I don't make fun of all Americans. I met some of the most intelligent people in the us. But at the same time I met many uneducated people as well

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Jan 31, 2019

There's 300+ million people in the US.....statistically, you're going to meet some stupid people

.....we also have astrophysists, Bill Gates, nobel prize winners, etc, etc

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Jan 31, 2019

Wow its almost as if there are very smart and very dumb people in any country, your analysis and attention to detail will carry you far!

Jan 31, 2019

If it's so bad, and you're just way too smart for it, who's the real dumbass? Them, or you, the person who is so smart and could've figured out the school before even applying, but still decided to enroll?

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Jan 31, 2019

Completely agree - OP is a dumbass.

But it does bring up an interesting point - yeah, you need that "piece of paper" to get a job at most companies. But when you really think about it, is that piece of paper really worthwhile when you're spending thousands of dollars to take some Intro to Poetry or General Chemistry or useless Geometric math or whatever courses?

Jan 31, 2019

My time at a non-target was pretty fun.

shrug

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Jan 31, 2019

We're just there to have fun and then network into a job, you're playing yourself

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Jan 31, 2019

In the US you will meet the smartest and the dumbest. From personal observation americans are generally more rugged, and hungry than their European counterparts who are more feminine and generally behave like fairies

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Feb 1, 2019

Lmao this is on-point mate

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Jan 31, 2019

Chill out.. take the easy A, drink a beer, and spark a j.

If you can't get with longstanding American college traditions, I suggest you return to the country from whence you came

Jan 31, 2019

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Jan 31, 2019

Why the fuck are you at that school to begin with lmao? Like if your school is such a target bsd institution, why could you not go to a decent school here?

To answer your question, people pay money for it because at least in the US/Canada, having a degree is super important for obvious reasons. For some people, that's the best they could do, and it's still better than nothing.

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Feb 1, 2019
Nightman Cometh:

Why the fuck are you at that school to begin with lmao? Like if your school is such a target bsd institution, why could you not go to a decent school here?

haha riiiight

OP didn't go to Harvard or MIT, 'cause he could only get into Louisiana State......

"If you always put limits on everything you do, physical or anything else, it will spread into your work and into your life. There are no limits. There are only plateaus, and you must not stay there, you must go beyond them." - Bruce Lee

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Feb 1, 2019

Also, he complains about how shitty and expensive it is... yet pays for it... rofl

"If you always put limits on everything you do, physical or anything else, it will spread into your work and into your life. There are no limits. There are only plateaus, and you must not stay there, you must go beyond them." - Bruce Lee

Jan 31, 2019

Even when you compare targets in Europe, the approach sometimes it's more practical and sometimes more theoretical. I've seen plenty of people that understand on paper a concept, but they are not able to put it in practice and viceversa.

What I believe to be the main difference between EU and US is pre-university education as high school is 4 years vs 5 in most european countries.

I'd also add that if you go to a random non-target in Europe, I bet that at least 90% of the students has no idea of what Big4 are.

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Jan 31, 2019

Lol Dude, you made a post to put down others, but, you also exposed how egotistically stupid you are.

Ever thought that your observation may be highly situational? Have you met all the Accounting majors there? Have you met the top Accounting majors there? Have you met every non-target student in the US (or the UK)?
The generalization that "Non-Target Schools Are A Joke" is invalid.

Explore life. Learn how it is to not be like someone from your current background. Talk to some of the kids there and enlighten them. I can guarantee you will also learn from their experiences.

Stop being egotistical and grow the fuck up.

Jan 31, 2019

Because your 1 experience isn't indicative of a whole country's education system... Made it from Non-Target to Corporate Strategy in under 3 years. Can you? Fucking lol. The nerve of some people.

I'm not in a great mood, so here. You're a buffoon.

Jan 31, 2019

Not a non-target guy but what "top Euro target" sends kids to shit tier west coast schools for a study abroad?

Im sure the kids at Mid-South Eastern Provence Technical College - Avignon Campus are just as (un)impressive as these same kids in the US

Jan 31, 2019

Joke's on you for going to Louisiana State for study abroad.

Jan 31, 2019

If you were going to go to a less than great state school, you should've gone to the school you're making fun of. Then you could've at least seen some good SEC football and smoking hot chicks.

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Jan 31, 2019

I came from a non target state school before I transferred and we had some awesome alumni.

Including a top 100 richest billionaire in the USA
2 astronauts
CEO of a major management consulting firm
Multiple CEO's of fortune 500 companies
me (haha)

And we still do not place well into IB.

But we know what the big four is here.

Feb 1, 2019

Lol "this shit sandwich tastes so bad" says the idiot who is eating a shit sandwich

Fuckin my way thru nyc one chick at a time

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Feb 2, 2019

While you are an exchange student in the US, you might to consider refraining from trashing our schools and students.

Feb 3, 2019

How come nobody knew the acronyms of your "top euro schoool"?

heister:

Look at all these wannabe richies hating on an expensive salad.

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Feb 4, 2019

Yeah and Cambridge/Oxford students probably think of the likes of you as fkn trolls, so why the hate on non-target US schools?

Feb 4, 2019

You went from a top target to a non-target for an exchange year? You're doing something wrong..

On my course at a semi-target, most went to either a target or semi-target on exchange, why would you go somewhere lower unless you wanted to experience the culture / country? (And if that was the case you wouldn't be whining about the quality of the school)

Feb 4, 2019

if we're so bad, why'd you come here?

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Feb 7, 2019
MoneyMakerIB97:

Im currently an exchange student at a shitty state school in the west coast. I'm originally from a top European target (HEC/HSG/LSE).

At my home University we would sartistically make fun of people at Big 4. While accounting majors at my exchange school don't even know of the big 4.

It isn't because of why people think. It's because the American establishment generally believed that getting a degree is the key to success, not perceiving that their doors were opened by the brand of their school rather than their degree. The student loan industry is also business.

A a result we've pushed everyone into college and the requirement to get into basic, entry level, jobs has been inflated to require a college degree. This leads to a huge number of schools that just exist as degree mills for kids to satisfy the arbitrary requirement to have a degree.

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Feb 7, 2019
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