From the book Thank You for Being Late by Thomas Friedman.
“We think it’s a big deal” where we go to college, Brandon Busteed, the executive director of Gallup’s education division, explained to me for a column I wrote about the poll. “But we found no difference in terms of type of institution you went to—public, private, selective or not—in long-term outcomes. How you got your college education mattered most .” And two experiences stood out from the poll of more than one mil-lion American workers, students, educators, and employers: Successful stuents had one or more teachers who were mentors and took a real interest in their aspirations, and they had an internship related to what they were learning in school .
What does “How* you got your college education mattered most” mean?