|By Littlehelp (Littlehelp) on Sunday, October 03, 2004 - 02:58 am: Edit|
I'm currently a 2nd-year management student at MIT. I'm applying to transfer to UVa for the spring term.
Many reasons for doing so - most importantly, I just don't feel like I fit in here at MIT, I like business and the liberal arts and hate engineering/math/science. The social scene at MIT isn't good (despite the frats); probably from all the strange people that they accept. And I'm gonna be honest - MIT doesn't have a wide selection of hot girls (yeah, I do wanna have a good college life). Second, UVa is so much closer to home (Va Beach) and allows me to have a home life (I have come to find that I'm a very home body). Third, I feel like studying at a school that is not hardcore difficult (UVa is hard but nowhere even close to MIT) will give me a well balanced life (so I'm not trying to fend off assignments all day and all night. I'm the kind of person that wants to spend some time studying, but I also want to have time to continue my hobbies (pistol and work and get some cash) and start new things (wanna start DJing and breakdancing) along the way, and definitely do my share of partying. I also want some time to start up my own business. Classes at MIT seem to soak up all of my time and leave none for me to blend what I've learned with my creativity and apply it to real life.
I know what a lot of you might ask...you're at such a great school, why would you take a step down and transfer from MIT down to UVa. I've given it some thought, but I've found UVa's business program to be really good (rated among the top undergrad business programs). UVa graduates are placed many times better than MIT business graduates. And moreover, it's more about what you are yourself.
With rankings all aside, UVa also offers closer professor-student relationships. Here at MIT, it's like pulling teeth to get someone to help you - you're either really smart and get it OR you struggle like crazy.
What are your thoughts on this? What do you think I should do? What should I evaluate to come to a decision?
|By Hoo_29 (Hoo_29) on Sunday, October 03, 2004 - 08:21 am: Edit|
Do what makes you happy. Don't worry about regrets. Just enjoy life!!
And UVA is a top school anyways, so it's not like you are lowering your standards that much. I am sorry if I offend anyone at MIT but I would seriously hate it there too. Math+Science+weird yankees=death
|By Bookworm (Bookworm) on Sunday, October 03, 2004 - 07:54 pm: Edit|
Wow, it's hard to give up MIT. Have you spoken to a couselor? I would do a few sessions before making such a major decision. Whatever you decide, it would be worth talking it over with someone professional, not just CC responders.
In the meantime, you could take classes at Harvard in humanities, meet girls there
|By Michpimp (Michpimp) on Sunday, October 03, 2004 - 10:48 pm: Edit|
If it's undergrad business you want, along with all the other attributes (in terms of having fun and being creative), why not check out Michigan? I'm loving every second of it.
|By Fendergirl (Fendergirl) on Monday, October 04, 2004 - 10:40 am: Edit|
because he already said he wants to go and be close to home:P
|By Pamvanw (Pamvanw) on Monday, October 04, 2004 - 07:17 pm: Edit|
Well surely since you're from Virginia you must know a bunch of people at UVA already that can give you perspective. Why pay all that money to be unhappy at MIT? I know a kid that turned down Duke & Georgetown to go to UVA. It's all about what overall experience you want. It sounds like you've done your homework. FYI - ALL my daughter's friends from the Comm School have good to excellent jobs.
|By Keo (Keo) on Wednesday, October 06, 2004 - 12:30 am: Edit|
Go where you think you'll be better off. MIT is great and all, but smart and talented people tend to do well no matter where they are.
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