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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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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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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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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.

I am looking outside but so far no luck. Many companies need an accountant but they require at least 2 years of experience... something that I don't have. You are exactly right tho, I cannot be a quitter.

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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.

Where did you apply. What loophole? I had a degree in accounting as well.

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College is an indicator to the market

On one level it says that you have the basic skills to go out in the world...i.e. you are upwardly mobile, can get out of bed in the morning, meet deadlines etc.

The better the college the more initiative you show. Why do you pick the guy from Princeton over the guy from idaho vocational institute? Because he WANTED to go to princeton and made it happen.

Bout a Bachelor's degree doesn't get you much beyond that. Its the bare minimum. Further education, networking and resume development are what gets you into a successful field.

As to the original post, yeah there are tons of jobs for which 4 years of passing out in the fraternity on Thursday through sunday nights is going to make you any better. And it is a shame that the free market has determined that the best qualifiers cost 45k a year. I loved Davidson but spending $120k over 4 years got me a job delivering pizzas in southpark. It took 2 more years of accreditation to find a job and 5 more years of grueling exams after that to rise to the level I want.

Having said that, my kids will be going to a good school if I have anything to do with it

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I am looking outside but so far no luck. Many companies need an accountant but they require at least 2 years of experience... something that I don't have. You are exactly right tho, I cannot be a quitter.

Arsen I thought accountants are in demand. Don't the big 4 hire loads of new accountants every year? I used to work for a big 4 offshore and they hired 30 new ones a year...

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Where did you apply. What loophole? I had a degree in accounting as well.

You don't have to have a master degree to be a CPA in NC. You need 30 hours in accounting and 150 total credit hours. Business Law is considered an accounting class but most people don't know it. Principles I and II are also count toward your 30 hours. You need just 1 elective and you are golden.

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Arsen I thought accountants are in demand. Don't the big 4 hire loads of new accountants every year? I used to work for a big 4 offshore and they hired 30 new ones a year...

Yeah, there are a bunch of jobs but none even gave me an interview when I applied. I applied to 20 different companies, including the big 4.

They hire people with near perfect GPA but who never had a real job in their life or they also hire master students who have 30 hours in accounting... just like me.

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You don't have to have a master degree to be a CPA in NC. You need 30 hours in accounting and 150 total credit hours. Business Law is considered an accounting class but most people don't know it. Principles I and II are also count toward your 30 hours. You need just 1 elective and you are golden.

I just graduated with my masters in august. That's not much of a loophole. Have you started your CPA? I just went through the same process of finding a job. Going to a bigger school to get my masters helped since recruiters were always there.

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Yeah, there are a bunch of jobs but none even gave me an interview when I applied. I applied to 20 different companies, including the big 4.

They hire people with near perfect GPA but who never had a real job in their life or they also hire master students who have 30 hours in accounting... just like me.

Try Bermuda or Cayman. They are doing US work offshore and struggle to hire people from the US because accountants are so in demand. I think they would jump on a decent US resume.

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I just graduated with my masters in august. That's not much of a loophole. Have you started your CPA? I just went through the same process of finding a job. Going to a bigger school to get my masters helped since recruiters were always there.

I'm not going for my masters, its worthless if I get my CPA. Also, I cannot start my CPA until I get a job in accounting because I need a year of experience before I can receive my license.

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