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    Exchange University Ranking Importance

    I was thinking of going on exchange, and I was just wondering how important the ranking of a university is for employers. Will they care if I didn't go to a top 100 or top 50 university, or will they not care at all? Personally, I don't think they will care since it's more about the experience than what you actually learn at the university but I'm not 100% sure about that.
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    Re: Exchange University Ranking Importance

    They won't care lol.
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    Re: Exchange University Ranking Importance

    It's going to look slightly better if you go to a brand name uni, but really the difference is negligible. Employers look at experience, what you bring to the table in terms of skills and ultimately cultural fit. All that is really a product of how you have been shaped by the various experiences you have had.

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    Re: Exchange University Ranking Importance

    So overall there's still a net positive benefit to going to a university not ranked too high, as compared to not going on exchange at all?
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    Re: Exchange University Ranking Importance

    Quote Originally Posted by Amundies View Post
    So overall there's still a net positive benefit to going to a university not ranked too high, as compared to not going on exchange at all?
    I would say so, as long as you're not forgoing any other local opportunities (e.g. internships).
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    Re: Exchange University Ranking Importance

    Quote Originally Posted by OzKo View Post
    I would say so, as long as you're not forgoing any other local opportunities (e.g. internships).
    Ah yes, opportunity costs and all. I have nothing planned for that semester though, so I won't be missing out on anything.

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    Re: Exchange University Ranking Importance

    Would be pretty sweet if you got an exchange spot an Imperial College for Mech.Eng tbh.

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    Re: Exchange University Ranking Importance

    Quote Originally Posted by Silly Sausage View Post
    Would be pretty sweet if you got an exchange spot an Imperial College for Mech.Eng tbh.
    Yeah, I was actually looking into that so much until recently. I'd have to go for a year because of how their classes are set up though, and that means I'll pretty much have to finish the engineering part of my degree overseas (not including honours, obviously). There's also no guarantee that I'll get in, so might as well start applying asap and if I don't get in this semester to anything I want, then I'll apply next semester for Imperial College.
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