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I Think College Is A Big Corporate Scam

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    Too True

    This group definitely embodies an opinion I have. Needless to say I dropped out of college my sophmore year.  I was studying electrical engineering, but college would never explicitly tell me how to make a car run on water, and no company is hiring graduated engineers for doing...
    Jacob1080David Jacob1080David 22-25, M 6 Responses Oct 3, 2011

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    Medieval

    It has to be remembered what a University is and how it came about and why. The first universities were really glorified libraries; books were rare in medieval Europe because they took years to write out by hand and so they were hard and expensive to acquire. Universities were...
    Ketsan Ketsan 31-35, M 7 Responses Jan 18, 2012

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    With my college my teachers were to help us

    find a job. Instead we had to find jobs on our own. Not very happy with them at all.
    Balloonboy33 Balloonboy33 26-30, M Oct 2

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    Should I Chase My Dreams?

    I'm a big fan of Astronomy since I was a kid and now, it's becoming hard for me because I also want to pursue that dream... yet there are a lot of hindrance. Right now, I'm taking up Entrepreneurial Management in one of the universities here in my country. I also have an interest...
    AnimeShugosha AnimeShugosha 18-21, F Aug 29, 2013

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    Can Anyone Say Earning A Degree Made A Difference In Their Life? (corporate Politics Aside)

    I understand studying can pay off (not will), degrees can (not guarantee) help with acquiring a new job or advancement within a company. However, not every position, not every profession puts so much weight on a degree unless the work requires very special expertise that can't be...
    knightsire knightsire 26-30, M 1 Response Mar 15, 2012

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    Dear Abby,

    I applied for a job as a dish washer "technician", but was told I needed a Master's degree in waste management. I then applied for a job to mop floors but alas, I needed 4 years of schooling on how to "not slip and die," otherwise known as "janitorial skills." My last...
    deleted deleted 26-30 4 Responses Oct 3, 2011

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    Education grooms you to fit into a role

    as a drone. Life is just a hamster wheel until you die.
    Brightfuture99 Brightfuture99 26-30, F Oct 1

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    I'll be 23 at the end of this year. Apparently I'm behind in my family & other people eyes who know me. Before I graduated from highschool I had to help my parents out when nobody...
    DaCreativeChild DaCreativeChild 22-25, F 1 Response 3 hrs ago

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    Often we tell to people to move to the sides (periphery) of a busy road from its center. Walking on the center of a busy road is always not safe as it might invite accidents. It...
    drsranganathan drsranganathan 41-45, M Oct 6

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    I love how soft and round they look. I am loving experiencing my own belly grow bigger and softer. I think it is now at the stage where I can classify it as big.
    annettag annettag 26-30, F 1 Response 5 hrs ago

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    Why most flowers even when they have sweat nectar inside them also have very attractive and brilliantly coloured petals and fragrance? Nature has done the above not for the plants...
    drsranganathan drsranganathan 41-45, M Oct 5

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    Who is running America? Have you ever asked that question? Under the doctrine of Parens Patriae, "Government As Parent", as a result of the manipulated bankruptcy of the United...
    Hiddenheart101 Hiddenheart101 56-60, F 1 Response a week ago

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    Why many animals and plants are listed as endangered? The possible and real answer will be their over predation and destruction of the habitats. If the above reasons were some of...
    drsranganathan drsranganathan 41-45, M Sep 22

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    I really get flustered when I see the obese women with some sort of "meaningful" tattoo(s) and half a dozen Undisciplined flesh sack children scampering around the mothership...
    ValhallaAwaits ValhallaAwaits 18-21, M 3 Responses Oct 8

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    TREASURY DEPARTMENT TAKES STEPS TO DISCOURAGE OFF-SHORE TAX-SHIFTING INVERSIONS Source: Los Angeles Times September 22, 2014 The Obama administration on Monday announced long...
    goodogstay goodogstay 46-50, M 1 Response Sep 23

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    Before you start judging me, listen to my story and try to understand. I'm primarily here for support, guidance and help. I'm a young women who just landed her first corporate job...
    brokendreams123 brokendreams123 22-25, F 3 Responses Oct 9

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    I am a freshman in college and don't know what to do. I am doing well in my classes and making friends and trying to be social. I just feel like I am not myself here. I come out of...
    julielevin julielevin 18-21, F 1 Response Oct 8

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    If we were to accept at least hypothetically the terms/signs ‘positive’ always refers to good things and on the contrary the term ‘negative’, refers to bad things, then the...
    drsranganathan drsranganathan 41-45, M 1 Response Sep 25

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    Stockholm syndrome anyone? I get so fed up with people who act like prideful doormats, acting like we should just surrender to the power of the corporations. I dont know whats...
    ratburn ratburn 18-21 4 Responses Oct 12

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    I think im strong But i know im not In the end Im just a girl I need love As i need you!
    connai connai 22-25, F 3 Responses 5 hrs ago

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    I got scammed! I was tricked by someone online here on EP who I had been talking to for a while. She quit responding as soon as I sent the money. It's only been 24 hours but I am...
    collegeman collegeman 26-30, M 3 Responses Oct 6

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    Senior in high school. That's me, leader of the pack. One of the 'big dogs' who 'rule the school.' Not really, see ever since I was a freshman, I looked forward to being a senior...
    Nanders01 Nanders01 18-21, M 1 Response Oct 9

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    So I suppose I would just like to see if there others out there who feel similarly or can understand because there are very few around me who do and it makes me doubtful of my...
    boley1501 boley1501 22-25, F 22 Responses Oct 9

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    I've probably posted something similar to this before. There is no telling. I really just post when I have no one to talk to, which tends to be more often than I would like...
    angelexondra angelexondra 22-25, F 1 Response Sep 29

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    A college degree no longer has true meaning, or intrinsic value. A college degree does not mean what it used to mean; it does not hold the same weight. Looking back 40 years ago or...
    TheOrganicOne TheOrganicOne 18-21, F 3 Responses Oct 3

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    Finishing college has been the main goal in my like for a while now. When I graduated in May the feeling of accomplishing my goal was such a great feeling. However, now after a few...
    oness123 oness123 22-25, F Oct 9

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    First year College. I was new to the City, just moved there all be my self. I lived in a dormroom With 13 other guys, the College i went to there was mostly guys. I remember the...
    KatEmeliaG KatEmeliaG 18-21, F 4 Responses Oct 10

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    Ugly guys with beautiful girls You always know what the story is Beautiful girls with ugly guys What do they take us for anyway? Ugly guys, with beautiful girls Ugly guys with...
    tarkovsky tarkovsky 26-30, M 1 Response Sep 22

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    Upon research on Google I found my story was just one of many. I was shopping at San Francisco Westfield and about to leave when a Jewish lady with a thick accent handed me a...
    illushun illushun 26-30, F Sep 22

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    She keeps trying to scam me
    EmoGirl286 EmoGirl286 13-15, F Sep 24

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    That the most influential most powerful movers and shakers I. Your world in all countries, some -/ not all-- are downright greedy to no end. The are ambidextrous when it comes to...
    adventurousprofiler adventurousprofiler 46-50, F Sep 29

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    In my country we have a national "contest" where we choose 6 universities/courses or just one course in 6 universities and so on and it's devide in 3 phases. I have never thought...
    angiestones angiestones 18-21, F Oct 3

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    I go to a private college in my city. Im 17 graduated high school a year early, im black, and i major in Biology. College sucks i started off failing. I was used to not having to...
    hardlyalive hardlyalive 16-17, F 4 days ago

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    I come from a pretty loud and big family. I'm the oldest of four girls with a mother and father. It's always hectic. Now that I'm in college, it's all weird. I can't spend even two...
    overlordwhale overlordwhale 18-21, F 1 Response Sep 30

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    I am starting college in the new year at 21 which is three years later than most people start and I am suddenly feeling really nervous about that fact. I spent the three years...
    rezonance rezonance 18-21, F 1 Response 2 days ago

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    I'm one of those people where LIFE happens. I'll be 23 this year and still love with my parents. Before people make judgement here is my story. I did one year of college & after...
    DaCreativeChild DaCreativeChild 22-25, F a week ago

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    What A Great Idea! Dalhousie University, a Canadian college, has a puppy room consisting of various therapy dogs for students to play with & pet if they need to relieve stress...
    deadmoon deadmoon 18-21, F 1 Response Oct 2

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    Hi, this is my first time using this site so lets see how it goes. So i started college this September after graduating from high school this June. I am studying veterinary...
    elleem7 elleem7 18-21, F Oct 7

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    Many of the teens/young adults I've encountered at my college really do too much. As in they're over the top with everything, for absolutely no reason. Everyone does something...
    DarkGoddesss DarkGoddesss 16-17, F a week ago

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    After that painful heartbreak, my life has gone on the right track. I am feeling much positive and happier because I have finally let him out of my life. And I don't feel so lonely...
    YongTauFoo YongTauFoo 18-21, F 6 days ago

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    People who are stuck in this "I'm so country" phase Uppity sheltered private schoolers Trust fund babies Fundamentalist Christians High school outcast mobs The fat woman with...
    ValhallaAwaits ValhallaAwaits 18-21, M 2 Responses Oct 3

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    I think intelligence is gained mostly from life and based on the understanding of generalized information. I have several myself but without them I would and most that know me...
    ultimatehacker ultimatehacker 26-30, M 1 Response 4 days ago

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    This is my problem. Thinking too much and caring too much so I am always the one who suffer. When I have friends, especially best friend, I would love her too much that I will give...
    Seeree123 Seeree123 16-17, F 4 Responses 9 hrs ago

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    I just graduated in August and have yet to find a job. I need a license to get a job in my field which requires money to pay for a test and a bunch of background checks which is up...
    alishawill alishawill 22-25, F Sep 29

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    I need a break from it. I've been in college for three years now and honestly it isn't my main priority anymore. Right now I'm focused on getting my own place (still living with my...
    aja6693 aja6693 18-21, F 3 Responses Oct 1

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    I went to a school my whole life where white people, like myself, were a minority. It was a normal middle class school, but there was diversity and thats what I grew up knowing...
    rachellk rachellk 18-21, F 2 Responses Oct 6

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    Ugh college Sucks i don't know what the hell is wrong with me when I wanted to be in college but now no I'm skipping a lot and I don't feel bad about it If this thing was up to...
    lmaowut lmaowut 16-17, F 1 Response Oct 12

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