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College = ponzi scheme

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ARSEN    9,448

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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ARSEN    9,448

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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Jase    12,321

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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ARSEN    9,448

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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Delhommey    2,796

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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mush    134

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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ARSEN    9,448

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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17+89=6    0

Social Security=Ponzi Scheme.

But like everyone else said, it just depends on the degree you get. A lot of degrees only qualify you to go to more school. If you got a worthless degree, someone should have told you along the way that it would qualify you to do absolutely nothing.

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Squirrel    2,856

Tell you what Arsen I will trade you 4 years of work experience for 4 years of college. It is a tough time to get a job right now. NC unemployment rate is around 10.7 percent. even the health care professions are slowing down in hiring. But atleast with the bachelors you have a better shot at a good paying job than I do.

You might need to look outside of NC I know I am going to DC for about a week as their unemployment rate is only 6.5%. You just to keep grinding and sooner or later you will find a job. Might not be exactly what you want but once the economy starts turning around you will be able to get what you want.

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ARSEN    9,448

Social Security=Ponzi Scheme.

But like everyone else said, it just depends on the degree you get. A lot of degrees only qualify you to go to more school. If you got a worthless degree, someone should have told you along the way that it would qualify you to do absolutely nothing.

I got degrees in Accounting, Finance, and International business management. I want to work for an accounting firm as an auditor but instead accounting firms hire some wackos who had 0 hours of work experience, 0 hours of community service, but they do have a near perfect GPA.

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