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time to change majors......just sayin
I read this argument more and more. Bottom line, you're not a true Gamecock if you go to Clemson. I didn't realize Clemson was the only school in the country for certain majors. That argument holds zero weight. Find somewhere else to go. BTW, it must be a rather obscure major if USC doesn't even offer it.
I could have went to Clemmy on scholarship for my major but I was like F that. Went to CofC instead
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When I was in HS, I had a friend who had been a HUGE CU fan his whole life. It was a given that he'd be a Tater. However, during his recruitment, he found that USC was a better fit foreign him from a personal and football perspective and chose to play at USC. You see, we look at these things as fans, not as players. Players have many considerations that we as fans don't......
I was recruited by them clemsuckers for track and field in 2000. Carolina never recruited me. But on the phone with the clemsucker recruiter...I came up with every reason the to go against everything he was saying. I was very flattered but I couldnt do it. So off to S.C State I went!
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WOW! Dude you know anything about college? Not only does USC not carry certain degree programs that Klempson does (and vs-vs) but some of their schools of study are top notch and rated much higher than USC. It's one of the reasons on average a Klempson grad starts out making about 40% more than a USC grad. Check US WOrld News College rankings of best earnings colleges.
There is a huge difference between their sports programs and their education.
I happen to know many people that are great Gamecock fans but have a degree from Pickens College and let's also not forget that the guy who designed and called the shoots on our defense last season, worked there prior to coming to USC. ,I am sorry that was just a stupid statement by you........
I disagree. I am sure his daughter will be able to remain a Gamecock fan. I had two fraternity brothers at Carolina that grew up as die hard Clemmers fans. They are still die hard clemmers fans fans. They just used us for their education.
Exactly right. I know 3 students there right now that are diehard Gamecock fans but attend clemson.
Not that my deal needs any explanation. But our daughters education is paid for 100% as long as she attends a state supported school....via the SCTPP. Great program BTW. It's no wonder they had to shut it down...state lost money bigtime!
Anyway, my daughter has wanted to be a Vet since she was 5 years old. Why in the world would I want to take that dream away from her. I am a Father first...Gamecock comes after that.
I'm curious, where are you getting info there's a 40% earnings disparity between recent USC and Clemson grads? I'd bet my own money that's not accurate. That's an astronomical difference. Also, which programs are you comparing and which ones does Clemson excel in where USC lags behind? If you're reading that number in any publication, throw it out. Those things are completely self reported. Naturally, the small minority of kids who get great jobs right out of school are quick to say how much money they're making. The rest don't report a thing. Law schools are probably most famous for skewed salary reporting tactics, but all the undergrad programs do it, also.
I was an out-of-state USC student, so I don't have as large of a sample size as a lot of people on this board. However, I can honestly say I know some really crappy students that went to Clemson. One kid who was bottom five in the 2004 (two years ahead of me) graduating class at my school got into Clemson. He barely had a 2.0, and he was a white male/non-athlete. Additionally, I don't know anyone from my area that applied to both schools and got into one but not the other. Maybe they treat it differently for the out-of-staters (seems hard to believe), but don't believe the BS you hear the Clemson admissions team try to sell you. The biggest point to take away from this is that when you get outside of South Carolina, no neutral party really regards Clemson any differently from USC. In all honesty, there was never a single person who said to me, "you should go to Clemson, it's a better school." So I don't know why a self-proclaimed USC fan would try to perpetuate that stereotype.
Bottom line, now more than ever, it's about the connections. I know people from "theoretically" crappy schools that have really solid jobs. I know people from UVA, UNC, Georgetown, etc. that are still struggling to get any footing in the job market and find something solid in their chosen career path/sector. The math/science/engineering/accounting degrees are really holding increased value. One of my best friends went to a small, relatively unknown liberal arts college for undergrad (math and chemistry major), completed a 1.5-year financial mathematics masters program at a solid, not great, state university, and is now looking at a total first year salary around $90-100k (including bonuses) at age 24 (with only ~$40k in total debt).
Point being, don't buy into all the hype and try to influence people with bogus stats/reasons. Unless you're at the elite of the elite schools, you will have a wide variance in post-college income, and there's no way to truly know where the average and median fall at individual universities (and individual programs). Your daughter could have come out of USC and done very well if she is really smart and focused on degrees that yield the highest starting salaries.
This post has been edited 2 times, most recently by 09Gamecock 2 years ago
Considering their enrollment is significantly less than ours it probably would favor them making more out of college.
One good note that I did not realize until today.
Medical University of South Carolina is a state supported school with Bachelor degrees in Veterinary!!
Respect. I'm not afraid to say 99.9% of the reason I went to Carolina had nothing to do with academics/majors. I just wanted to be a Gamecock and I made it happen. A lot of people don't end up in a field related to their major anyway.
Absurd statement of the year award. This is ridiculous even for you Dabo.
Charleston>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>Greenville and Clemson and its not even close. I absolutely love the city and I hear MUSC is one of the best in the business.
Obviously, none of the schools you attended taught you English very well.
"I could have GONE to Clemmy...."
I love the grammar police.
"Never look down on anyone unless you're helping them up."
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