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I Have a College Degree (am a College Graduate)

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    And What Has It Gotten Me...?

    Nothing, other than a shitload of student loan debt and worthless piece of paper that I can't even be bothered to buy a frame for. Unless you're a doctor or a theoretical physicist, college degrees really don't mean a whole hell of a lot in this society. Sorry...rant over.
    Tuva Tuva 31-35, M 11 Responses Jul 30, 2012

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    Dear Future Wife

    Dear Future Wife, I have to admit and it’s not easy saying this, but I have been a broken man and alone for quite some time. In the past I have given my heart out on a silver platter to those whom I felt I could trust and love, but only to have it handed back to me postage due...
    mysteryman1966 mysteryman1966 46-50, M Sep 20, 2013

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    Very Fortunate

    Having completed my University Education, I was very fortunate in having found work even during my holiday period in either administration or in the financial field. Having been offered the chance to progress via the day release program to finish my Professional qualification, I...
    HardingP119 HardingP119 36-40, M Aug 7, 2013

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    I have a degree in Early Childhood Education

    with an emphasis on child Development. I have a minor in Family Studies.
    sunnyday2834 sunnyday2834 36-40, F 1 Response Feb 3

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    I Made It!

    My college career was a tooth and nail fight. During my studies, I dealt with a benign brain tumor, three psychiatric institutionalizations, a heroin and crystal meth addiction, and homelessness. Luckily, my work in high school had earned me a free ride at UCLA.  I was forced to...
    OfFansAndFlames OfFansAndFlames 22-25 1 Response Jun 4, 2011

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    I have my Bachelors in Business Administration

    with a major in finance and minor in human resource development.
    rcook8 rcook8 22-25, F 2 Responses Feb 2

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    University System Should Change

    I have an honours degree in Finance which also comes with an Accounting degree too from University of NSW in Australia. After that, I did try to do Applied Physics as a part time student for about 3 years but gave it up as I had too much to do at work while the evening/night...
    meehehe meehehe 46-50, M Oct 9, 2013

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    I attended and earned dual college degrees in

    Political Science and in Criminal Justice from Michigan State University.
    funandlovingfemale funandlovingfemale 36-40, F 2 Responses Feb 13

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    BFA In Theatre

    I have a Bachelor of Fine Arts in Technical theatre.  Earning my undergraduate degree was a huge accomplishment in my life and has lead to some big stepping stones.  I am currently in Graduate School for Stage Management and am working towards my dream job!
    Starlet Starlet 21-25, F 1 Response Jun 11, 2007

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    The Guidance Consoler Said I Won't Do Well

    It all started in high school. I was taking advanced accounting and found it was too hard so I dropped out. Another semester I wanted to take computer programming. The guidance counselor said since I don't do well in accounting which is an advanced level course, he assumes I...
    ChillyWilly82 ChillyWilly82 31-35, M 2 Responses Aug 10, 2013

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    At least you are smart .

    .... I have 4 degrees. 2 bachelor degrees and 2 masters.
    boadiccearose boadiccearose 51-55, F 2 Responses Mar 22

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    At 40...

    My son had just begun kindergarten, I was recently divorced and wanted to be able to support us both. We were living with my parents and I gave myself 2 years to learn something practical. I applied myself to a Hotel/Restaurant-focus in Business, with a minor in Travel...I loved...
    allycat419 allycat419 46-50, F 2 Responses Jul 27, 2008

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    Working On My Masters

    I received my Associates in Applied Science in 2004 and my BA in 2008. I graduated Magna *** Laude in Dec. 2008. However, I haven't been able to get a job in my field yet. I'll take ANY job and I apply for them all the time! Dang recession! Funding is cut to my profession...
    deleted deleted 26-30 2 Responses Jul 28, 2009

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    I just recently got my Bachelor's of Science

    degree in Biochemistry and Molecular Genetics =) I'm so thankful to those who supported me and I'm proud of myself for getting thru it, despite how hard things were at times. Whether it was the cost of tuition, the work itself, the professors, the other students, or the fact...
    ABittersweetTragedy ABittersweetTragedy 18-21, F 14 Responses Dec 15, 2013

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    School of Hard Knocks

    I have a degree from Life University.  No bullshit.  Just a solid education on how not to screw up your life or die trying.
    Aristartle Aristartle 46-50, F 14 Responses Jan 8, 2008

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    From having and raising four kids,

    marriage, home ownership, and working part-time after twenty years of attending college off and on, I received my Bachelor"s degree. That was 15 years ago now.
    canelabunz canelabunz 51-55, F 1 Response Apr 8

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    Being An Accountant And Auditor

    I graduated in 3 years with a bachelors of commerce double majoring at accounting and management at the age of 20. I now work for one of the best private accounting firms within my country as an accountant and auditor.
    hateme92 hateme92 18-21, F Aug 20, 2013

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    Having A Degree And Getting No Where In Life...

    So after graduating college 6 years ago in 2007 with a Bachelors degree in computer science I have still yet to find a career. Iv applied for over 5000 jobs no all over the U.S.A. Iv applied for anything and everything to try and get my foot in the door. But its always the same...
    tkelsey04 tkelsey04 22-25, M 1 Response May 6, 2013

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    What's After College?

    I got a degree and got a job soon after. My job is kind of boring, so I decided to go for another degree which I will be done soon. Now, I am thinking of getting another degree. I don't think I'll ever finish with school =)
    Dot11 Dot11 26-30, M 7 Responses Dec 3, 2010

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    I'm the second person in my whole family to

    have received a college degree!!
    jonbz17 jonbz17 22-25, M 1 Response Jan 31

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    Where Are The Jobs?

    When I was in high school, everyone said that life would be easier if I got a Degree.  While being an undergraduate, everybody said to just get a Degree and that it would open more doors to opportunity.  I thought that if people got their Degree and did internships in their...
    journeytowhere journeytowhere 22-25, F 5 Responses Jun 13, 2012

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    KU Baby!

    I love KU. I was going to go to DePaul in Chicago and my fiancee's parents told me I needed to go away to school and not stay around home.  (THANK YOU!!).  I didn't know a soul!  It was amazing.  What a great school and I am so glad I had the chance to have the fun of being...
    TKD1 TKD1 46-50, F Oct 16, 2013

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    I Hate Studying!

    My father took critically ill and lay in hospital for months near death. I decided to leave school with 2y still to go, and went to work 7 to 5 in a factory so I could start to earn my keep. Soon on, though only sixteen, I realised I had only one life - make something of it, or...
    Qagidi Qagidi 46-50, M 3 Responses Apr 17, 2011

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    Are All Majors Equal?

    MONDAY, AUGUST 8, 2011 Are all Majors equal?   Are all Majors Equal? Are all Majors equal? Is a question I have long wanted to ask, long before I ever entered college and long since I have graduated in May 2008. One may reason that if a...
    hereweare99 hereweare99 22-25, M 6 Responses Jan 29, 2012

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    I Have More Than One...

    I currently have two and am starting working on my third.I have always loved going to school and learning.I like being taught something new and interesting.I like the structure of school and the fact that I have things expected of me - homework, tests/quizzes, papers, etc.And, I...
    ItsJustMe888 ItsJustMe888 31-35, F 9 Responses Aug 6, 2012

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    Yes

    I have a collage degree. Associates in Sciences. This summer I will have another one.
    Allwaysthink825 Allwaysthink825 22-25, F 1 Response Dec 13, 2011

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    My College Credentials

    I have a dual bachelors degrees in criminal justice and in psychology. Also, I have two masters degrees in criminal justce and in crisis management and counseling. Furthermore, I have two Ph.D.'s in criminology and in social psychology. Lastly, I have earned a law degree.  All...
    happynpregnant happynpregnant 41-45, F 6 Responses Jul 4, 2013

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    I earned my BA in Sociology at a private

    college in PA. Boy do I regret that now. The loans are ridiculous. Lol. I also have a Master of Social Work Degree. Earned them long ago.
    1SweetL 1SweetL 36-40, F 6 Responses Feb 13

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    I have an A.A in Liberal Arts from a community

    college. It's useless, I know, but it was my best option out of high school because I was undecided. I also saved a lot of money that way. The only problem now is that I'm still undecided. I have absolutely NO idea what I wanna do with my life. Besides a current boy issue, my...
    CA829 CA829 18-21, F 2 Responses Jan 28

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    Graduated last December with my BS in

    psychology. Now it's time to pay off student loans, which is the biggest reality of becoming an Alumni to your college. Overall, i'm proud of my accomplishment.
    Paul1538 Paul1538 22-25, M 1 Response Mar 14

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    And it feels completely useless.

    I used to think UC Berkeley was a good school but I'm beating myself up for not having actually tried in high school and going to an Ivy League instead.
    michellekay michellekay 22-25, F 1 Response Jan 2

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    I Wouldn't Trade It For Anything

    Yes, it was hard work, and frustrating at times, but I'm proud of finishing in 4 years. When challenges come, I know I have it in me to get tough things done.
    beerchick beerchick 26-30, F 10 Responses Oct 6, 2012

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    I just received my bachelors in wildlife

    science :) now the job search begins...
    eponcho eponcho 22-25, M 3 Responses Jan 28

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    Science

    I have a degree in chemistry. After I graduated and started gradschool I was shocked at how few american students are persuing advanced degrees in science. A lot of my classmates were international students. I enjoyed getting to know them, but I would like to see the developement...
    deleted deleted 26-30 Aug 7, 2010

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    I have a degree in Law,

    and I graduated last year.
    GigiBlue GigiBlue 22-25, F 1 Response Mar 5

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    Loved Every Minute

    I graduated with a BA History (Hons) and loved my three years at university. I wouldn't say it was hard work, just a lot of reading and the ability to organise your workload so you never became inundated. It wasn't just the course, it was also the mix of people who I befriended...
    shortsy shortsy 41-45, M Jan 2, 2013

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    am 30 And Going To Do College

    yea i am 30,,,, i had a bout of schizophrenia that lasted close to 13 years and now that im better, im planning on doing college.Before that i did a 1 year course in which i got a diploma in programming, it was my moms idea, thank God for parents, i mean she pushed me into it...
    ShybutSweetGirl ShybutSweetGirl 31-35, F 10 Responses Jun 11, 2013

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    A Doctor's Conundrum

    Two doctors, a psychiatrist and a proctologist, opened an office in a small town and put up a sign reading: "Dr. Smith and Dr. Jones: Hysterias and Posteriors". The town council was not happy with the sign, so the doctors changed it to read: "Schizoids and Hemorrhoids." This...
    dr3979 dr3979 46-50, M 1 Response Jan 2, 2013

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    Success Is the Best Revenge

    I have 3 college degrees...but if it hadn't been for my mother, I wouldn't have any.  My HS guidance counselor tried to convince me I shouldn't go to college.  Mind you this was in the late 70's - not something that would happen now, I sincerely hope.  The line I...
    Peregrinita Peregrinita 46-50 13 Responses Jun 18, 2009

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    Yep! I worked really hard

    for my degree and I'm really proud of it.
    sgarc215 sgarc215 26-30, F 1 Response Jan 8

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    Nothing Is Impossible

    I never knew it was possible to go to college. No one in my family had ever gone to college. Despite getting high grades and graduating early from high school, college was just never presented as an option. I was encouraged to go to cosmetology school through R.O.P...
    SundayInJune SundayInJune 31-35 30 Responses Jan 31, 2008

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    About To Begin Another Course...

    I completed my BA combined honours degree in English Literature and English Language earlier this year and am about to start my MA degree in English Literature in a week’s time...quite apprehensive, as I’m dreading the likelihood of a long period of unemployment upon...
    tristessastar tristessastar 22-25, M Sep 9, 2010

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    Honors Bachelor of Science,

    Specialist in Psychology and Mental Health.
    stewas09 stewas09 22-25, F 1 Response Jan 14

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    College Is A Memory

    Indiana State University 1995 Masters of Science in Vocational and technical education Teaching License and they refused to put my major on a replacement diploma!
    pfuzylogic pfuzylogic 51-55, M 1 Response Oct 15, 2013

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    My College Story Part 1: An Unmentered Mess

    I took from 1972 to 1984 to get a college degree. In high school, I had wanted to become a scientist. I hadn't a sharp idea of what scientific work entailed, on a day to day basis but I dreamed of discovering a new element! Here's what happened...
    123willow 123willow 56-60, F 2 Responses Nov 27, 2013

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    Hallelujah!

    It's been a long road, but I've finally got my college degree!  It's a bachelor of science in psychology.  I'm hoping to get a job soon, work for a year or two, and then go to grad school to get either my master's in music therapy or Ph.D. in clinical psychology or behavioral...
    RopinTexan RopinTexan 22-25, M 2 Responses Dec 21, 2011

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    I am very well educated

    and professionally employed as a research assistant in a scientific lab. I hold a bachelors degree in chemistry and now working on my masters degree. I will complete my masters program in May 2014.
    femaledressed4work femaledressed4work 31-35, F 2 Responses Mar 16

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    I am a college graduate with

    both an associate of applied science degree and a bachelor's degree in paralegal studies. I have done quite well in my studies and am currently as a paralegal and as the office manager too. I have been with my law firm for 16 years now. My specialty is in the area of bankruptcy...
    bethanyathome bethanyathome 36-40, F 2 Responses Dec 30, 2013

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    Class Of 2013!!!!!!!!!!

    Just got back from my graduation/party. I did not expect to get as emotional as I dId. Esp when I saw my old scoutmaster, without whom i would have never bothered going to college in the first place. Thank you everyone involved!
    SynysterGates510 SynysterGates510 22-25, M 2 Responses May 26, 2013

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    I am a degree holder,

    AB in communication to be exact. It was a fulfillment for me and to my parents that I finish my degree with good grades and yet still finds time to enjoy my social life. After college graduation, I thought it would be easier. But I was wrong. I couldn't find a job because the...
    Dudeinmask Dudeinmask 22-25, M 2 Responses Feb 22

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    Related Experiences

    There are so many careers that I don't believe you don't need a college degree for, honestly.
    AjLeePunk AjLeePunk 22-25, F 1 Response Mar 21

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    This is my experience with love and doubt (read on- it's not all rainbows and butterfly's, there's a twist). I welcome all of your feedback (and ridicule) and would love to know if...
    HopefulLovelyLioness HopefulLovelyLioness 26-30, F Apr 9

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    It broke my heart to realize this. But I got to college. I'm in the "Honors Dorms", in fact. And I'm realizing how little you have to do to get by with being considered "honorable...
    fairytalesandspiderwebs fairytalesandspiderwebs 18-21, F 1 Response Mar 24

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    Thats why i'm dropping out. College isnt for everyone.
    Lalafancy Lalafancy 18-21, F 6 Responses Mar 25

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    Everybody who I've told what she does to me says that she is abusive, but I'm still not sure. I know that she's narcissistic because in all the articles I read about it almost all...
    jules401 jules401 13-15, F 4 Responses Mar 29

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    I used to have a gay friend and enjoyed confiding in him and would support him, then i found out he was telling people my business so the friendship ended Other times If Ive...
    Paulchanning Paulchanning 41-45, M Apr 5

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