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I Think College Is A Big Corporate Scam

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    It costs $140 to just apply

    for university. You can only apply to three programs though. Every additional program costs $50. Then when you start you have to pay thousands of dollars in tuition each semester. You also have to pay thousands each semester for your textbooks. If you decide to live in a dorm or...
    IntrovertedKat IntrovertedKat 18-21, F 1 Response Jan 5

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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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    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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    Education grooms you to fit into a role

    as a drone. Life is just a hamster wheel until you die.
    Brightfuture99 Brightfuture99 31-35, F Oct 1, 2014

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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.
    deleted deleted 26-30 Oct 2, 2014

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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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    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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    Has become, it is not about education.

    It is not about learning, growing or exploring. You are taught largely, what used to be taught in High school, undergrad at least. High School Should be where you are ready to work in todays society, with a well rounded education in practical subjects. Everybody to college...
    xxorama xxorama 46-50, M 1 Response Jan 4

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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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    I've only just entered week 2 of college and I've already had enough. Seriously nothing positive to say about it. I've got teacher that no non about what they teach and young brats...
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    Handy guide on what I actually needed in college, because freshmen year we brought like an entire suburban full of bins of stuff and that was so unnecessary. For bathing: -Shower...
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    I don't get how people see college as a "fun time", for me it's the most stressful months of the year. People think I'm lame because I don't party...like ever. While I'm wondering...
    WrongPage WrongPage 18-21, F 3 Responses 12 hrs ago

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    College is like high school you live at with your friends with no adult monitoring. Academically it's exactly like high school, only you go WAY more in depth into the material in...
    PinkMellow PinkMellow 18-21, F 15 hrs ago

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    LOL. I think you mean "through" college. I'll guess that you were not an English major.
    4lornhope 4lornhope 51-55, M 21 hrs ago

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    Everyone has a related thought of attending college, creating lots of pals and getting lots of enjoyable. Nonetheless, if you happen to be hoping to achieve achievement, then this...
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    In May possibly of 2006, Texas based BioPerformance, Inc., was shut down by the Lawyer Common for becoming an illegal pyramid scheme. Get more on http://armorgames.com/user...
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    looking back I think college was the highlight of my life so far certainly in social terms. I hope you really enjoy college because afterwards you never get so much freedom again...
    loreto789 loreto789 31-35, F 1 day ago

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    So, I have always been a very observant person. I pick up on social cues. Growing up, I didn't understand why I had a big group of friends around and never faced any problems even...
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    Once got the suspect Nigerian scam email, exactly as my mum explained, "I'm a Nigerian princess, dad has lots of money, need to get it out the country, need your help, etc." My...
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    Freshman in college starting tomorrow... I'll be honest I feel really nervous and somewhat scares XP I know I shouldn't but college is different than high school and I'm not going...
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    Freshman in college starting tomorrow... I'll be honest I feel really nervous and somewhat scares XP I know I shouldn't but college is different than high school and I'm not going...
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    I'm a college freshman, I have my entire life ahead of me but lately I can't stop thinking about my boyfriend getting my pregnant. He's 8 years older than I so he's ready but I'm...
    deleted deleted 26-30 1 Response Aug 21

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    Okay... Im going to let it all out... Hope yall care enough to comment.. Sorry if this is all over the place.. Im just thinking so much about my life right now.. I met this...
    SkinnyIsPretty0 SkinnyIsPretty0 18-21, F Aug 20

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    Well I am starting in less than two weeks and I'm terrified. I screwed up big time in high school for someone who wants to go to med school and this is my second chance. I don't...
    coffeentea coffeentea 18-21, F