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#1 ARSEN

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Posted 17 September 2009 - 10:29 PM

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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Posted 17 September 2009 - 10:34 PM

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

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Posted 17 September 2009 - 10:41 PM

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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Posted 17 September 2009 - 10:43 PM

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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Posted 17 September 2009 - 10:46 PM

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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Posted 17 September 2009 - 10:53 PM

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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Posted 17 September 2009 - 10:55 PM

So what's the rub?


what do you mean?

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Posted 17 September 2009 - 11:03 PM

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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Posted 17 September 2009 - 11:14 PM

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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Posted 17 September 2009 - 11:34 PM

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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Posted 17 September 2009 - 11:36 PM

Image is everything.

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Posted 18 September 2009 - 12:05 AM

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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Posted 18 September 2009 - 04:51 AM

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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Posted 18 September 2009 - 06:53 AM

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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Posted 18 September 2009 - 07:14 AM

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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