If you always dreamed about attending one of the prestigious colleges that make up the Ivy League ..and for varied reasons you are unable to make it ; think beyond it !
1: Not Many People Attend Ivy League Schools
Don’t Forget-Ivy League Rejected applicants include some of the most successful, intelligent students in their respective fields. Most students find a good fit at other colleges, big and small, throughout the country. The lesson to be learnt here is that there are many opportunities to get an excellent education and have a great college experience outside the Ivy League.
2: Other Campuses Offer the Same Benefits as Ivy League Schools
Ivy League colleges don’t have a monopoly on beautiful campuses, high teaching standards, strong alumni networks or any other factors that make an Ivy League college appealing alone. So think about what really attracted you to the Ivy League college because chances are that you could find it at another college.
3: An Ivy League School Isn’t the Best Choice for Every Major
Sure, Ivy League colleges have more than their share of top-rated academic programs. But that doesn’t mean they are the best at everything. Depending on what major you want to pursue, you might just be surprised to find that the program at an in-state, public university is more highly acclaimed than the one at Harvard.
4: An Ivy League Degree Doesn’t Spell Automatic Success
College is what you make of it. Just because you attend an Ivy League school doesn’t mean you’ll graduate with honors or even graduate at all. Likewise, an Ivy League college name on your diploma and resume doesn’t guarantee you’ll find your dream job straight out of college. You make your own success through the hard work you do in school. Whether it’s Ivy or the local community college, it is what you have within you. It is your natural talent and calibre that stays with you and speaks volumes about you.
Finding the right college fit means going after all of the colleges on your wish list, including the ones at the very top. Don’t forget-Many successful individuals have not been to ivy leagues or not even attended colleges. The statistics of them is much much higher than the ones who went to ivy leagues!!
Ms Yashi Shukla
Co-founder of FYCGLobal Career Guidance Company.She is a certified career counselor from University of California, Los Angeles.