Junior wrote:SMU has a journalism school?
Division of Journalism is part of Meadows.
General discussion: anything you want to talk about!
That is one lousy endorsement. I hope you're in the minority. I know I have a lot more respect for the school than you clearly do.
i noticed that too, but didn't want to call out the kid for it after he told us that he had a learning disability. jerk.
Ok this is getting ridiculous...I agree with Dutch on THIS ONE POST by him totally
The business school is top notch. I graduated with a Cox Degree and was a BBA Scholar. Maybe SMU was just easy for me to get into...I don't know. Just because a school is easy to get into doesn't mean it doesn't produce quality students. I know people who got rejected from Clemson (my second choice) but got into SMU. It is all relative to your ability I suppose.
if you're a cox bba scholar, you probably don't have a learning disability either. That's a very highly respected program.
Just to clarify I am very proud of my Cox degree. I know the weight it holds. I guess I was blessed that school came easy to me. I was not familiar with the term "learning differences" until I just looked it up. I wish the kid the best of luck.
To the OP: My main point was that connections through family friends, insiders, etc. only get you so far in life. Regardless of what disabilities you may possess, hard work is the best way to overcome them and achieve your ultimate goal. In this case, it would be an acceptance to SMU. A letter might help you get into school...but just make sure if you get accepted live up to your potential and do well. Hard work pays off. Good luck with your acceptance.
My point was that your original response said it was not hard to get into SMU. When talking to or addressing candidates that is not exactly a great endorsement. If it was easy for you to get into SMU then that doesn't mean you can generalize that. I got into ND and NYU Sterm as an undergrad and I chose to come to SMU. I loved SMU the first time I visited the school and I was from the area. I also have a degree from the business school but I recognize the value of other schools since I also have a degree from Dedman. When you make light of the school with your comments you disrespect other people who value our school and other people who may have found it more of a challenge to get in than you did. Your comments as an alumnus have repercussions. As alumni, I think it's important we all understand that.
NYU and ND are considerably harder to get into than SMU. That is a fact. Sorry if my comments rubbed you the wrong way. I choose to go to SMU because of the business school's reputation. I knew I was going to get a good education. That was most important. Like I said earlier...just because a school isn't the hardest one to get into does not mean the quality of education is poor.
My main point to the OP was to do well in school and work hard. Hopefully good things fall in place afterwards. I believe that is something we can all agree on.
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