Is a college degree worth it?

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  • #3998

    Mr.Children
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    The trend nowadays among much of society is that a college degree is not worth it. Then we have this recent scandal where parents are willing to commit crimes to get their kids in college. And it brings out the story of rich parents who donate a lot of money to colleges. Why do they value college so much ?? Do they value a college education? Do they want the status of having a degree? Do they want their kids to meet other rich people?

    I don’t know the exact reason or how rich people think, but one thing I feel is that humans are competitive and always looking for that one thing that puts them above others or to fit in with higher class people. It’s a lot like how Khmer people buy new/luxury cars to compete and fit in with each other. I even see on facebook, I believe it says studied at…rather than graduated from.

  • #4010

    Lone
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    I think the most important thing, as a parent, is to give your kid choices in life. Teach them the wonders of the world and learn the differences between making positive and negative choices, which has the power of cause and effect, Show them the path and only then they will choose the way. And don’t worry about what others think because it’s your world and there just in it. I think that’s where the phrase “DO YOU and IM GONNA DO ME” comes from.

    Anyhow… I think showing off nice things can symbolize strength and success which it can be contagious because it tends to empower the people you surround and that energy can bring good or bad depending on the moral character of the person effected by the energy.

     

    • #4018

      Mr.Children
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      I think more often than not, people aren’t motivated. Instead of trying to be rich, people pretend to be rich. The rich pay in cash for the things they buy, but most people buy with borrowed money to have the image.

  • #4011

    Pleu
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    worth up to the average in-state at public college which is about 10k per academic yr.

    problem is the corp beast system keeps pushing the limit.

    my ugd at NYU (private) was like 60k/yr.. that’s about a quarter million spent on ug alone!

    students nationwide ought attend only college/univ that literally ‘insure’ paid internship/job offers above minimum wage in their field of study within 6mo of grad.

    its called GJP (guaranteed job program) – or your money back!

    • #4091

      Mr.Children
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      If colleges were required to get you jobs, so many of them would go out of businesses. I use to be for that idea, but I’m not supportive of it anymore. Just because somebody pays a school and pass exams, doesn’t mean they deserve to get the job. That’s kinda like something that you have to figure out yourself. The world is naturally competitive, so to guarantee somebody a job is almost like socialism/communism, and that decreases motivation. Imagine if all your peers were guaranteed to get the same job as you and make the same money? Right now, I know that I make more money than many of my peers because I’m willing to spend my extra time studying and improving myself to make more money.

      The other thing that people don’t realize is that colleges were created for wealthy kids to expand their minds to learn literature, science, etc. Though job and career growth are heavily marketed now, the root of college is to learn about sh*t that won’t get you a job, but expand your mind. People forget this but instead pretend to be rich by doing what the rich kids do. Colleges started out as rich and prestigious, so less prestigious colleges were created for average people to pretend to be rich.

      I do think colleges are corrupt, but guaranteed jobs are the extreme. My opinion is that if students don’t want to pay so much, stop going for at least a year..protest and stop going.  On year and colleges tuition would decrease significantly.

    • #4118

      Pleu
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      not required; students nationwide ought attend only colleges that guarantee job offers at least above minimum wage.

      why? that would help solve the ever soaring, sky-is-the-limit tuitions and student loan debt crisis in America:

      http://money.com/money/4168510/why-student-loan-crisis-is-worse-than-people-think

       

    • #4123

      Mr.Children
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      That’s like signing up for a dating site and they have to find you a wife or money back. The world doesn’t work that way. We do need to put a cap on tuition cost , but the best way is for all students to just not go to school for a year. Then tuition will fall like a rock. Requiring a school to get you a job is like investors requiring businesses to be successful…it’s like buying stocks only if it goes up…life doesn’t work that way.

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      Pleu
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  • #4019

    smokeybandit
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    There’s no doubt that education is important because it helps to lower the ceiling when it comes to your career. Hence, those higher ups aren’t that much higher than you and higher positions become more attainable.

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    Pleu
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  • #4126

    Dynasty
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    Only if u had a scholarship with it.

  • #4839

    Pleu
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    keep in mind that college nowadays (since the past 1-2 decades) in america solely exists to enslave young adults for the rest of their lives under deepstate mindcontrol as minions.

    think about it; the calculus, algebra, biology, english, history, computers, etc classes we had to pay like a quarter million dollars in usa to complete are the same courses kids in even supposed 3rd world countries like cambodia, learn for free at the high school level.

    while americans are the most articulate, righteous, and litigious, they’re also the most in debt and most dumb, world over!

    and young americans (millenials) are officially the dumbest generation in modern history!

     

     

     

     

  • #4865

    LaLa
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    It depends on what your major is. Some job positions won’t take you unless you have a degree. Even if you land a job with a bachelor degree, some place won’t move you up unless you have that master degree or higher.

    • #4871

      Mr.Children
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      At least in America, most jobs gained since the recession went to college graduates or people with some college. Point is, companies rather hire people with some college. Even if it’s for sh*t pay, you know that person with some college is better than the one with no college.

  • #5093

    MissNokes
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    On paper, a degree can get you higher pay rate but if you can get your foot in the door and get “qualified” through experience, I think to most employers that is worth more than a degree. I’ve seen more people getting hired for high positions based on experience and networking than those who have a plethora of degrees. But I also think the base level of education should at least be an associates degree.

    • #5095

      Mr.Children
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      That’s is true. However, college internships are the new entry level jobs. Most people who are getting the good jobs are college graduates and they are looking to mainly hire college graduates because there’s a buddy system and they want to keep true to the idea that you need a degree. Managers and workers with degrees know that if they hire a person with no degree, that cheapens their own degree.  There is a lot of argument between degree vs experience, but most of the time, people with degrees will get the experience and outdo the person with no degree and is trying to get experience.

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