Hi, I recently had an interview with a top firm where I mentioned I went to one of the branch campuses of a major university in the US. The interview was going really well until I mentioned it. I immediately noticed the interviewer lose interest in what I was saying and the rest of the interview did not go well. I tried to explain that the campuses, classes, and professors are the same. I do not know if I was being paranoid, which I doubt because I didn't think it would be a big deal, or the interviewer does not think highly of branch campuses. I got a call later from the same interviewer rejecting me. I'd love to know the community's view on this.
Thank you for your response Udayan! I understand why someone would think that way. I think it's best I not bring it up unless asked.
I totally agree with the points you've made. I did get meaningful feedback which I am very thankful about. I'm going to concentrate on the future and my other interviews. I was not particularly sad or mad with what happened, just confused. Thank you so much for responding Jorit and putting my nerves at ease!