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I Think College Is A Big Corporate Scam

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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...
    KarnevalNiji KarnevalNiji 18-21, F Aug 29, 2013

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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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    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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    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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    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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    Related Experiences

    I'm a mother of 4 kids under the age of 9, my hubby thinks college is for losers cause he will never have to call anyone in his life to come fix something . He's an all round handy...
    zjbv629 zjbv629 26-30, F 1 Response 4 days ago

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    I think going to a four year college is a bit overrated. I think there is a big scam to swindle money from broke college kids. I think that all of the general education courses are...
    SilentNynja SilentNynja 22-25, F Jul 15

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    Fishes do not add more number of scales with age. It means, the scales that are present in the body of the fishes remain unchanged in the fishes from birth to its fullest growth...
    drsranganathan drsranganathan 41-45, M 1 Response Jun 29

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    ‘Inattention blindness’ is a common problem among people in corporate. Once the existence of such problem is understood and diagnosed, most of the people related problems can...
    drsranganathan drsranganathan 41-45, M 2 days ago

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    Are the corporate people, generous or parsimonious? We should look at the question closely from the point of view of interpersonal relationship and not from the gesture of...
    drsranganathan drsranganathan 41-45, M Jun 25

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    I just want bigger boobs for me not for anyone else or any guys I like boobs and I think big are sexy I'm a B cup now I would like them just a little bigger
    Crazybunny101 Crazybunny101 16-17, F 1 Response 4 hrs ago

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    I want to warn people to be especially cautious and careful about who you friend on facebook or any social media . There are predators and scammers who don't want friendship or a...
    TexasTam61 TexasTam61 51-55, F Jul 1

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    So I was going to share my whole college experience, but that would get long and boring so I'll just start after graduation. In the late summer of 2013 I graduated at 22 with a...
    Audino531 Audino531 22-25, F Jul 2

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    Which is real, this or that? This question, most of us would have encountered at some stage in our life. Assume that your boss in your corporate have taken a position when he was...
    drsranganathan drsranganathan 41-45, M Jul 17

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    Think Global Warming is b.s.? BETTER HOPE SO. Ancient viri coming back to life can infect humans. http://www.nature.com/news/giant-virus-resurrected-from-30-000-year-old-ice-1.148...
    bitlord bitlord 51-55 Jul 12

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    I absolutely hate corporate lectures about sacrifice, hard work, making money, earning a living, being an asset to a company, and every other phony lecture out there to basically...
    ratburn ratburn 18-21 1 Response Jun 26

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    why do people equate having no sexual experience to innocence? Though it's true I am inexperienced in a lot of things but I have also gone through a lot as well. It's just so funny...
    reezaheartdogs reezaheartdogs 18-21, F 1 Response 9 hrs ago

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    I got scammed again!!! I'm online dating anymore. It's a waste of time!
    catch77 catch77 41-45, F a week ago

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    http://www.cutimes.com/2014/06/27/former-corporate-leaders-recoup-move-on-to-next-ac
    MarkyCarlin MarkyCarlin 31-35, M Jun 29

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    I am 22 years old, going into my 5th year of college (i am in a 5 year program), i weigh 218 pounds, and i am about 5-10 pounds overweight. my excess fat has all been gained...
    ilovefatforsomereason ilovefatforsomereason 22-25, M 3 Responses 1 day ago

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    My husbands idea of romance is watching Big Bang Theory on the couch together. I need more!!! I crave to be touched, to be kissed. To just freaking make out with someone and...
    nevadagurl nevadagurl 41-45, F 2 Responses 17 mins ago

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    Awad Rasras is a person with many skills and follows an approach as a qualified and knowledgeable individual. He is also an alumnus of Birzeit University Palestine, and completed...
    radcliffe1 radcliffe1 26-30, M Jun 28

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    I'm ugly. Not just "ugly'" but unappealing, unattractive, awkward, nerdy, pathetic. But let's just encompass this into the word ugly. Not only am I ugly, I am also gay. I am the...
    SeanNation SeanNation 18-21, M 4 Responses 4 days ago

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    Yeah I'm still around :D I've just been being really lazy and eating :D my sister made this awesome chocolate cake yesterday and Oh my gosh it was so ameowzing! :D Now that she's...
    devinprater devinprater 18-21, M 1 Response 3 hrs ago

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    The Utter Garbage One must go through to find a job and the Demise of the American Dream Part 1- The Garbage, thanks college… To be brief and to go for pure shock value I will...
    hereweare99 hereweare99 22-25, M 3 Responses Jul 1

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    I would really appreciate some input here, i know this is kind of long but I would be glad to hear from anyone who has any advice for me. I'm 18 years old, I just graduated from...
    sidkyd99 sidkyd99 18-21, F 2 Responses Jun 25

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    Humanity is already gone out if this world. Anything we see has all kind of reasoning other than humanity .. Like some corporate does something for tax saving or branding or some...
    lovencare lovencare 46-50, M Jul 11

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    I spent all day in my room, distracting myself. It was only when I went to go take a shower that the water works started coming. It might seem weak to feel suicidal, but if it's...
    TheAnonymousINTP TheAnonymousINTP 18-21, F 4 Responses a week ago

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    i dont know what i expected when i am writing this. i just feel so depressed. i have many problems, from family to college matter. i need money to pay my college, but i dont have...
    clearlite001 clearlite001 18-21, F 4 days ago

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    I've always been confused in life as to what am I doing here? Whats my purpose? Ive always wanted to do something great, like helping are saving peoples lives. I have discovered im...
    ShaneB93 ShaneB93 18-21, M 1 Response Jul 2

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    I am a teenager, and I don't think I have grown up too fast, rather going through appropriate milestones and learning what I should. But my family knows another family whose kids...
    ICanTotallySurvive ICanTotallySurvive 13-15, F Jul 13

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    Are you a college student or recent graduate that is frustrated with the tough job market? I am doing something about this issue:Spurred by my frustration with the dearth of...
    eskovron eskovron 18-21, F Jul 7

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    My girlfriend is pregnant, potentially with another man's baby. She regrets the mistake, but we had an agreement for her to explore what was out there. She needed final validation...
    MediPhil MediPhil 18-21, M 6 Responses Jul 9

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    It really doesnt! Its just a letter or a number or a word! Doesnt show all your effort nor what you deserve! With exams it all depends how you are on the day you got your exam! It...
    MilweePetite MilweePetite 18-21, F Jul 11

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    In a month, I should be starting my Sophomore year at University. Problem is, I might not be able to go back. Paying for college has to be the toughest thing I have ever had to...
    GloriousGrey GloriousGrey 18-21, F 1 Response Jul 14

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    I want to college in California, far away from my family. I want to get into film editing and such. Dream school would probably be UCLA. I want to be become bigger on YouTube and...
    Ashley1421 Ashley1421 13-15, F 3 days ago

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    This is a major that has been both shat on and praised since the 80s and it is by far the most difficult decision I've ever made. It didn't matter how much time I had to make that...
    tempe100 tempe100 22-25, M 20 hrs ago

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    I haven't even started it yet. I have summer work I've been doing before the start of freshman year. It's been making me feel like I don't even want to go to college. I want to...
    RuralBoredom RuralBoredom 18-21, F Jul 14

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    Im studying school psychology and then I plan to transfer to a university next spring. College isnt for everyone.. and not everyone has to go to college. I dont judge someone based...
    viavleiviax viavleiviax 18-21, F Jul 16

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    Needless to say, my initial recommendation is to actually consider your cause for setting up college; therapeutic massage therapy is this sort of a private and strongly...
    Mica4014qgx7 Mica4014qgx7 31-35, M 1 Response 3 days ago

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    So I've been asocial for years. I have never made a friend after 10th grade, and lost track of my older friends too, both intentionally and unintentionally. I spent two years in a...
    AcknxaChy AcknxaChy 18-21, F 1 Response 1 day ago

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    In fact, I think a college degree makes you conform to certain standards and norms... and cliffs and sams... What employers want these days is someone that thinks outside the box...
    AlwaysPersevere71 AlwaysPersevere71 41-45, M 2 Responses Jul 2

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    Wel it goes like this,my wife went to a x mas dinner at a restautant with her colleges and she was wearing a very tiny dress a black one and she was wearing a g string!!she got...
    Gigifu Gigifu 36-40, M 2 Responses a week ago

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    It is not believe by anyone but still I believed it was true and really happened!!!!; It was happened at the month of March 2014 ,I was returing to home from college as I got 10...
    Warrior2356 Warrior2356 18-21, M 1 Response Jul 1

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    I am an introvert. I always like to be alone since I was a kid. I do have close friends but now they are in different places, enrolled into different colleges. When I first found...
    thelonercollegestudent thelonercollegestudent 18-21, F 3 Responses Jul 4

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    I am just going into year 11 at school. I have recently been thinking about what I want to do with my future and which college I want to go to, but my mum doesn't support my...
    hhannahw hhannahw 13-15, F 1 Response Jul 7

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    I am a student in College. I just started. I have been thinking about opening up to new people. Different people. In such a sense as fashion, style, music, food, interest. I am...
    DevilsLilRebel DevilsLilRebel 18-21, F 2 Responses Jul 10