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29 Jan 2013, 07:36
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Are the prestige, network, and recruiting at Ross enough to offset the money Wisconsin is offering me, especially with my goals? I have visited both schools and found both campuses to be lovely. I could see myself at either school. Any thoughts are greatly appreciated.

In my mind, yes. It's tempting to have school covered and come out with no debt, but I think the gap here is just too big. Taking the longview, Ross will have better recruiting opportunities right after graduation and will provide a much stronger network as you progress in your career. Ross places well in Chicago, I'm not sure about Wisconsin. With Kellogg, Booth, and Ross in the region, I'd imagine top companies in Chicago don't do much recruiting there (this is just an assumption, someone feel free to prove me wrong).

Compare the employment reports to see what the differences are in opportunities post-MBA:
http://bus.wisc.edu/mba/your-career/job-placement-salary-stats

Another turnoff for me for the Wisconsin deal is the 15 hours of work a week - that's time you could be spending recruiting/networking/participating in clubs/enjoying life.

Congrats on the acceptances!
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29 Jan 2013, 09:40
I understand where you're coming from, but seriously it would be Ross.
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29 Jan 2013, 21:55
Just a current Wisconsin student chiming in here, I have full scholi due to project assistantship as well and 13 hrs is overestimated. It's some kind of requirement to call it 1/3 of a 40hr work week, really it's much less. And it's something to put on resume to brag about. Plus might want to think about being able to freely choose what you want to do when you graduate and not on chasing the paycheck to make payment on that 100k debt you incurred.