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#73 dimbee

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Posted 12 July 2010 - 05:41 PM

My degree in English landed me a teaching job. Better than the restaurant industry which I worked for half the pay I make now and put up w/ a bunch of bullshyte from the public.



College paid off for me. If it's for you, go for it; if college (or collage) isn't your thing, then don't go.


I could never teach. I don't have the patience to teach. I do Major Account Sales in the Financial sector, which is totally unrelated to my degree. I do have the best vocabulary, though. :lol: That comes in handy when trying to sell an account...

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Posted 12 July 2010 - 05:55 PM

I don't understand how some people think going to college is a negative thing. I wouldn't be able to pursue any job in my field (architecture) if I wasn't in college. Sure you can risk not going and experiencing success in a general business or the military, but it doesn't make college a pointless thing for "douchebags" as some would say. Is there something wrong with getting laid as much as possible in the prime of your life? Or having as much fun as you can while you are studying your ass off at an institution that will help you network, giving yourself connections that can benefit you at multiple levels, not just financially.

I first went to a college in the deep south, joined a frat, yet hated the education...so I worked my ass off and got into the number one program in the nation in my field at a different school. I got 4 job offers right now with the given economy, so don't tell me its bullsh*t. Your blinding yourself if you don't see the positives of the college experience.


Thats all well and good. But take a teacher for example. It doesnt make sense to go to a 4 years to college for a job that pays $32,000 a year. Doctors, lawyers and engineers I can understand. If a degree in a field doesnt start you off in the high $40,000 to me it doesnt make sense to go for 4 years. The requirements for degrees is what gets me. Should be straight learning for that degree without any other classes. You could get the education you need for that field in lesser time.

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Posted 12 July 2010 - 06:53 PM

My degree in English is uber-awesome in my field. :lol:


ha same here. I majored in history and am now working in marketing.

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Posted 12 July 2010 - 09:52 PM

I'm writing the cheques to App State so Ive got a pretty good idea of what it costs. With a dorm room, a parking pass, and the big meal plan my daughter would have to be in school for 9 years to hit 100k.


Personally, I find all the statistics a little silly. Saw them a lot in my financial planning class. "In 2020, college is going to cost right at about 50 billion dollars just for one semester"

I don't really buy it. FWIW I pay for mine

#78 Snake

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Posted 13 July 2010 - 01:17 AM

I just think college has turned into a corporate business like everything else. They devise ways to keep you there as long as possible so they can increase there profit. Thus why it even takes people 4 years to complete at a tec school. I just don't understand why business don't see this and take advantage of it with apprenticeship programs. Free labor never hurt a business.

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Posted 13 July 2010 - 04:56 PM

Thats all well and good. But take a teacher for example. It doesnt make sense to go to a 4 years to college for a job that pays $32,000 a year. Doctors, lawyers and engineers I can understand. If a degree in a field doesnt start you off in the high $40,000 to me it doesnt make sense to go for 4 years. The requirements for degrees is what gets me. Should be straight learning for that degree without any other classes. You could get the education you need for that field in lesser time.


That's fine and understandable. I was simply rebutting the point made that generalized college. The scenario you described is perfectly understandable.

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Posted 13 July 2010 - 05:09 PM

ha same here. I majored in history and am now working in marketing.


Degrees in English or History, unless you're going to be a teacher/writer/researcher, are pretty much useless, IMO. Granted, a candidate with a college degree will get more consideration than another candidate without a degree. However, in so many professional workplaces these days, it's about your experience and skill set that will almost always be the bottom line.

As I said, I'm in the banking/finance field doing sales, so I'm working daily with numbers, calculations, mathematics, ROI, forecasting, etc... which all are totally unrelated to my degree.

But I still kick ass and take names. :lol:

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Posted 13 July 2010 - 10:01 PM

Degrees in English or History, unless you're going to be a teacher/writer/researcher, are pretty much useless, IMO. Granted, a candidate with a college degree will get more consideration than another candidate without a degree. However, in so many professional workplaces these days, it's about your experience and skill set that will almost always be the bottom line.

As I said, I'm in the banking/finance field doing sales, so I'm working daily with numbers, calculations, mathematics, ROI, forecasting, etc... which all are totally unrelated to my degree.

But I still kick ass and take names. :lol:



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