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As Ivy League prioritizes ‘activism at expense of academics,’ other schools rise to top for employers

By Rikki Schlott

For decades, a degree from the Ivy League all but guaranteed graduates a top-tier job.

But, in the wake of post-October 7th campus chaos, employers are taking a broader view — and looking at alumni from schools once seen as being less prestigious than Harvard or Columbia.

“The longer I hired people, the less correlation I saw between prestigious schools and success within my company,” entrepreneur and CEO Liz Elting told The Post. “Only hiring from Ivy League schools will leave your organization with a limited and homogeneous talent pool.

Boston College was ranked the number one “New Ivy” by Forbes.MediaNews Group via Getty Images

“Companies are discovering that talent can come from anywhere, and they’re right,” she added.

Suddenly, an Ivy League pedigree has lost its luster for hiring managers who fear onboarding a radical antisemite or woke pro-Palestine camper.

Admissions consultant Christopher Rim says USC has especially soared in popularity with students as of late.Getty Images

Barstool Sports CEO Dave Portnoy made headlines in December for saying he will no longer hire from the Ivy League — and other hiring managers are following.

Adam Leitman Bailey, who runs a law firm in Manhattan, has flat out refused to hire Ivy graduates for over a decade.

“We don’t hire from the Ivy League,” he told The Post. “We want the person with the highest grades, who competed with their classmates and grew up without means and have drive. And we got the best candidates by going to the top of the class of the second and third tier schools.”

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