Remember what’s important

Ben Jones was as an application reader and director of communications for the office of admissions at MIT.  He helped launch their admissions blog, one of the first—and still one of the best—of its kind.  One of his most popular entries as a blogger was 50 things he thought, in retrospect, were important to remember as you work your way through college.  Here’s one of the most important:

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In the long run, where you go to college doesn't matter as much as what you do with the opportunities you're given there. The MIT name on your resume won't mean much if that's the only thing on your resume. As a student here, you will have accept to a variety of unique opportunities that no one else will ever have—don't waste them."

That's true no matter where you go to college.  How famous and prestigious your college is (or isn't) won't matter nearly as much as what you do while you're there.