- Jan 2011
Perhaps, but there is no guarantee you will get those "right connections", nor any connections at all for that matter..... Especially when there is such a large proportion of out of state students, the likelihood is that you will never see any (or at least most) of your fellow students again. And for those you will see, there is no guarantee they will be in any position to somehow assist you. It is the exception when one is able to do business with his university buddies, not the rule....The universities and colleges charge high sums because you are paying for connections, not education. A man who knows nothing about his trade but has the right connections is always in a better position than man who knows everything about his trade but has no connections. That's how things work, in case you thought otherwise. Not just for the rich and mighty but for everyone.
The best that can be said for connections is that romantic relationships sometimes leading to marriage are started in universities..... but its not and by far the only place for that, and its quite expensive for something that you can get elsewhere for free....