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College = ponzi scheme

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the fact is, some companies just require that you have a college degree. Whether or not its relevant to how you would perform, or if its important in your day to day activites, thats the way it is.

Lots of smart people out there, who manage to get a decent job, but, if you have any desire to advance in the corporate world, lack of a degree will most likely put a ceiling on how far you can go.

Conversely, having a degree doesn't guarantee anything if your a douchbag.

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Oh please...i was a business major at an Engineering school. I got so sick of hearing about how the ENG's would be starting out with much larger salaries (which they did)...

You know what an ENG calls a business major 5years after graduating? Sir.

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ha! Well I guess I have a year and a half before that happens, but none of my coworkers call any former business majors sir... sorry for that.

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Jokes from an engineering major, isn't that an oxymoron?

I will agree that a decent chunk of my fellow business majors were looking to party as hard as they could until their time was up and they started working at daddy's business. On the other hand, most of the folks I know who came out of business school and were actually motivated and smart are the ones buying dinner now ;)

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I reget not going to college, but the military, and picking a technical skill that made me sign up for 6 years, really benefitted me. Got a job within a few months of getting out making more than I thought I would, and have made myself a pretty good career in computer systems without learning anything about computers till I was almost out of the military.

Daughter is going to school to become a dental hygenist - she looked up what made money and sounded interesting to her, and went for it. It's technical and in the health field, and those skills are going to be in demand for a while.

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Not me, I'm incredibly charming.

hey would i have seen you near Presbyterian hospital on the corner of Eliz/Hawthorne about 2 weeks ago?

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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.

A masters degree in accounting is only like 6 hours more, so why not just do that unless you already have or almost have 150 hours of credit? A lot of accounting jobs require a masters degree anyway.

My girlfriend had an accounting internship with Sonic Automotive over the summer and has some interviews in the coming week with some CPA firms. Sonic and some of the others she has spoken with require a Masters degree for many of their positions. She has no extracurricular activities and a GPA slightly lower that yours, so perhaps your resume or cover letter needs some work? Or perhaps you should attend career events such as meet the firms (which they had last week) if you do not do so already.

Best of luck in your job search. I know what it's like to look for a job. It took me a few months to find one and I anticipate looking again soon as the job market improves.

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hey would i have seen you near Presbyterian hospital on the corner of Eliz/Hawthorne about 2 weeks ago?

Possible, was I on foot/ in a hurry?

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