When you go to an Ivy League school, or so I’ve heard, there’s a certain hierarchy of coolness in your attitude towards it.
Coolest of all, of course, is having dropped out to do better things, like Mark Zuckerberg. Basically you’re so smart you don’t even need an Ivy League degree. Dropping out because you found it “boring” also garners top points.
Next would be graduating, perhaps even with honors, but revealing this information at cocktail parties with only the greatest reluctance, always saying “ah yes, when I was at school…” and never “when I was at Yale…”
Leaving the cool and descending into the uncool is have graduated, perhaps without honors, but letting the fact be known everywhere you go and with everyone you meet.
And finally, most decidedly uncool, is being president of your alumni association.
I’m not sure where velvet Princeton slippers fit in all of this, but if you’d like a pair, or ones from other select universities, check out JP Crickets. Use them to stylishly climb the corporate ladder on the backs of underachievers. — CC