Yesterday at the office we got a call from the mother of a recently admitted student. He wants to major in Philosophy, but isn't ready to commit to law school yet, having just graduated from high school.
The mother wondered if philosophy majors got jobs after graduating, and wondered what kind of jobs they got. She wondered if the cost of our high-priced, private institution was worth it, as her son also had been accepted to UCLA and UC Berkeley (neither cheap, except in comparison to the school where I work.)
She had heard that the connections one gained if one were a graduate of our institution were invaluable. She'd heard our institution was worth its cost because of its awesome and magical network that could guarantee employment. Were these things true? Did anyone know the answers? Could I perhaps give her the number of that person?