In general we have found that the school you go to may have
some small bearing for entry level engineers in some fields.
For example in fields that are highly scientific and quantitative
in nature MIT or Stanford degrees help.
However things like extra curricular projects, design projects,
internships and other such experiences really matter more than
the school. Unless there is some type of parochial attachment to
a school due to several managers attending that school (we
have seen that too).
As your career progresses (past the first 3-5 years) it will
matter less and less.
It doesn't hurt to go to a top school but that is not a ticket to
a job in any way.
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