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402 hits Rate me! Share Favorite | Flag 13 years ago by KikiPeepers

College graduates: Do you feel like your degree was worth getting?


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13 yrs ago, 3 mos ago - Tuesday 2/24/09 - 1:24:29 AM EST (GMT-5)
BS in Business. Utterly worthless in terms of earning money. Today i maintain construction equipment. do you want my hard earned advise? Learn a hard skill.
13 yrs ago, 1 mos ago - Sunday 4/5/09 - 1:01:14 AM EST (GMT-5)
Yes. I may even go back for more
13 yrs ago, 1 mos ago - Sunday 4/5/09 - 4:46:06 AM EST (GMT-5)
I poured my money, my life, and everything I had into it, and I wouldn't trade the experience for the world, but I have been disappointed with how it has been received by prospective employers.
13 yrs ago, 1 mos ago - Tuesday 4/14/09 - 7:33:45 AM EST (GMT-5)
^ How was/did you expect it to be received exactly?
13 yrs ago, 1 mos ago - Tuesday 4/14/09 - 9:16:04 AM EST (GMT-5)
My degree (BS Engineering, minor Biology) is very useful and has helped me stay gainfully employed and helped me to earn my Professional Engineer credential.

13 yrs ago, 1 mos ago - Tuesday 4/14/09 - 12:10:19 PM EST (GMT-5)
Completely worth it. Then again, I've stayed in that field and used the degree for what it was intended for.

I agree with Marc that most people don't need a 4-year academic degree. Instead of diluting the content/rigor of a college/university degree to insure that everyone can earn one (what is it worth if everyone has one?) we should be offering more associates and technical degrees because those are what most people will find most useful.
13 yrs ago, 1 mos ago - Tuesday 4/14/09 - 12:42:30 PM EST (GMT-5)
My undergrad degree is in Psychology. Though I did not pursue the field further, it was very useful to my way of thinking and is very useful in my post-graduate degree.
13 yrs ago, 1 mos ago - Tuesday 4/14/09 - 3:02:51 PM EST (GMT-5)
On Tuesday 4/14/09 - 7:33:45 AM Floor Demon wrote:
^ How was/did you expect it to be received exactly?


It has seemed to be a liability rather than an asset. In this job market, apparently everyone and their mother has two college degrees and speaks another language.
13 yrs ago, 1 mos ago - Tuesday 4/14/09 - 5:11:35 PM EST (GMT-5)
This is why you should never vote liberal.
13 yrs ago, 1 mos ago - Tuesday 4/14/09 - 8:53:04 PM EST (GMT-5)
On Tuesday 4/14/09 - 7:33:45 AM Floor Demon wrote:
^ How was/did you expect it to be received exactly?
On Tuesday 4/14/09 - 3:02:51 PM LushusPigeon wrote:
It has seemed to be a liability rather than an asset. In this job market, apparently everyone and their mother has two college degrees and speaks another language.


How was it a liability? It just seems that your degree brought you about to the halfway mark in meeting the expectations...

I'm actually surprised that you don't speak another language- - I thought BA majors are usually required to take foreign language classes...
13 yrs ago, 1 mos ago - Wednesday 4/15/09 - 12:11:25 AM EST (GMT-5)
On Tuesday 4/14/09 - 8:53:04 PM CowDung wrote:
I'm actually surprised that you don't speak another language- - I thought BA majors are usually required to take foreign language classes...


Take, yes, most of them do. Actually be proficient enough to speak/read/write? Hardly any of them require that. Never mind being fluent.
13 yrs ago, 1 mos ago - Wednesday 4/15/09 - 1:58:55 AM EST (GMT-5)
On Tuesday 4/14/09 - 7:33:45 AM Floor Demon wrote:
^ How was/did you expect it to be received exactly?
On Tuesday 4/14/09 - 3:02:51 PM LushusPigeon wrote:
It has seemed to be a liability rather than an asset. In this job market, apparently everyone and their mother has two college degrees and speaks another language.
On Tuesday 4/14/09 - 8:53:04 PM CowDung wrote:
How was it a liability? It just seems that your degree brought you about to the halfway mark in meeting the expectations... I'm actually surprised that you don't speak another language- - I thought BA majors are usually required to take foreign language classes...


I do speak another language. I am fluent in Spanish.

Me entendiste, senor caga de vaca?

Translation: Understand, Mr. Cow Dung?
13 yrs ago, 1 mos ago - Wednesday 4/15/09 - 3:49:01 AM EST (GMT-5)



I don't necessarily need the piece of paper, but I'll take it.
In the arts, all that matters is your work.. not your "receipt".
13 yrs ago, 1 mos ago - Wednesday 4/15/09 - 3:55:28 AM EST (GMT-5)
Never did me any good, but that was bc my life took another turn.
13 yrs ago, 1 mos ago - Wednesday 4/15/09 - 3:58:54 AM EST (GMT-5)
I would be really screwed if I didn't have a degree.

Not that I'm not screwed, job-wise. But not REALLY screwed, like a person without a degree.



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