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Disgruntled College Student

Discussion in 'Introductions' started by schmeg007, Mar 5, 2004.

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  1. mcdar

    mcdar Peon

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    #21
    ViciousSummer,

    I agree that it is rediculous. But that was kind of my point! Corporate America is every bit as inane as college, maybe more so.

    If you have a chance to get a college degree, GET IT. It is a tough world out there and getting tougher every day. Plus, not everybody has what it takes to succeed in their own business. That requires being very good in at least two fields, business and ________ (fill in your own specialty).

    Caryl
    SEMrush
     
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    schlottke Peon

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    I agree that it can be a little much for a company to set limitations to whom they hire. There are dozens of very smart people that just found their time occupied by other things, rather than college. However, it still remains necessary to get a degree if you want to compete in most fields- just do it.
     
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    #23
    i have a degree.
    i vote 'yes' to a college degree.
    go to college...learn as much as you can.

    :)
     
    relaxzoolander, May 2, 2004 IP
  4. ViciousSummer

    ViciousSummer Ayn Rand for President! Staff

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    #24
    Yes, I definately agree that a degree will not hurt you in anyway. And, mcdar is right, not everyone can start their own business (and succeed). Although my point was that some people don't have the option of college and it's unfortunate that many companies will hold that against them. Hopefully that will change someday :D
     
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    expat Stranger from a far land

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    #25
    If you can get a degree - stick it out make it happen.

    There are and always will be two things that impress :

    lots of letters behind your name or a real blue blooded title.

    40 hours a week is nothing the day has 24 and you can sleep after you enjoyed your retirement.

    Apart from that there are only two other alternatives: marry rich or win the lottery both options are much harder to achive than a #1 in G.

    M
     
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  6. schlottke

    schlottke Peon

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    "40 hours a week is nothing the day has 24 and you can sleep after you enjoyed your retirement."

    I like that, good thinking! :)
     
    schlottke, May 5, 2004 IP
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    #27
    College will teach you nothing about SEO. I went to college for my love in life though, low level computer arch and robotics. I loved every second of it and wish I had the time to go back for my PHD, which I plan to very soon cause I want to teach.

    Click on my adsense ads and send a poor uneducated man back for his PHD.

    Hexed
     
    hexed, May 8, 2004 IP
  8. john_loch

    john_loch Rodent Slayer

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    #28
    I've a degree in Communication Design.
    A few pretty letters, a framed pic on the wall, and in the private sector, about as useful as a brick in the head.

    Of course I now work for the uni that awarded it.
    They don't pay too badly either.

    But then I'm in Australia. A degree is nice, and it's handy to have, but in my experience, it's talent that matters. If you've got both, you're doin well.
     
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    jarvi Well-Known Member

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    #29
    Here's a point that works for both sides of this discussion. I think it was Microsoft that I read about where the recuiters didn't necessarily worry about what type of degree it was, rather that the candidate had one and with decent results. Their thinking was that it showed the person had the ability to learn, so they could teach them what they needed on the job.

    Therefore, get a degree but don't let that limit you to what type of position or work you want.

    I have a business degree and post grad qualification and whilst they don't help specifically with all my work, I do find some relevance. My advice to younger people is go to college, university whatever, then when you have finished go travelling before you 'settle down' to work life.
     
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    zez Peon

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    Welcome to DP forums...
     
    zez, Jan 6, 2005 IP
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    spin Well-Known Member

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    #31
    Look....some people stumble upon luck....Go to colleage and get an education. Running a website business isn't easy and no doubt an education will help and besides most of us don't have the good luck charm helping out. Oh yea and all that hard work helps with that good luck...lol Stay in School Fool!:D
     
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    #32
    Welcome Schmeg007!
    Interesting thread here.
    I never went to college but I get paid more then most people do that did.
    plus they have to pay there schooling back.
    I understand the different point of views thou.

    Take Care!
    4Spyder
     
    4Spyder, Jul 22, 2007 IP
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    4Spyder Peon

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    O my gosh, I didn't realize that, I will try and pay attention more, lol

    Take Care All
    4Spyder
     
    4Spyder, Jul 23, 2007 IP
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    It could be worse. They could want you in the lab for 80 hours a week.
     
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    #35
    I'll agree to that. I went to school to be a teacher. I learned more my first year in the classroom, than I learned my entire four years at college.

    I think that's just how it works. If you want to know about something, jump into it, head first. ;)

    Have a good one. Also, college isn't all that bad.
     
    lady9380, Jul 24, 2007 IP
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    I also find this whole college idea crap.....they dont want me to do business all they want me to do is a job and work 16 hours day....beg infront of boss.I want to rule my own life......BTW i am in high school - 15 yrs old
     
    RoyalSeo, Jul 25, 2007 IP
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