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College = ponzi scheme

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You invest 1,000s of dollars in it and ended up with nothing but some worthless piece of paper that don't mean much to anyone.

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It depends entirely on the career you want and how much responsibility and prestige you'd like in that career.

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I got 3 degrees, 3.5 GPA, worked as a loss prevention officer for a company with 2,500 employees, done bunch of volunteering for the city of Charlotte, and oh yeah I'm a member of 4 different school clubs.

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You invest 1,000s of dollars in it and ended up with nothing but some worthless piece of paper that don't mean much to anyone.

In most majors, yes, basically.

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I got 3 degrees, 3.5 GPA, worked as a loss prevention officer for a company with 2,500 employees, done bunch of volunteering for the city of Charlotte, and oh yeah I'm a member of 4 different school clubs.

So what's the rub?

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Basically, only the kids with either some connections or rich parents ended up getting something in return, everyone else fail. I almost joined marines in 2004 but I changed my mind in a last day and decided to pursue college education. Five years later I'm in the same position as in 2004 only $30,000 in debt.

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So what's the rub?

what do you mean?

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what do you mean?

You seem to have set yourself up competitively against anyone in a hiring situation.

What's the problem?

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A Bachelor's does nothing more than give you the confidence to call BS on someone, the skills to research your answers and prove to an employer that you can see a long term project to fruition.

In other words it gives you everything you need for success if you use it right.

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I know plenty of kids who graduated from a good private high school who would be much more presentable/professional/polished than kids who graduated from a 4 yr. public college.

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Image is everything.

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You seem to have set yourself up competitively against anyone in a hiring situation.

What's the problem?

Yes, exactly... I planned 3 years ahead but companies don't even give me a chance for an interview... All of my requests for an interview got declined before I knew it. I found a loophole in a system which allows me to skip my masters program and save 1,000's of dollars. I also could get my CPA license in less than a year. My friends cannot believe no one even offered me an interview.

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