Many people say that having a job lined up after graduation is a huge draw of the coast guard academy. Call me naive and reckless but I am not sure how much the Coast Guard Academy would be respected when compared to UNC- Chapel Hill in either computer science of business or NC State as part of the Honors Program and Engineering College. If for instance I was finding work outside of the DoD how is USCGA viewed? I am not knocking USCGA in any way but at least from what I've seen not many people even know what it is. I am not very concerned with job security after graduating college or the burden of college tuition since my parents are very generous and I am in-state for both schools. The main reason I am asking this is because my physics teacher went to UNC and worked for the navy in a secretive weapons and aircraft development group closely with civilians. He honestly my role model in life and most interesting man I have ever met. Is becoming him after going to UNC realistic or an exception? Would I get opportunities like that going to USCGA?