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I Think College Is A Big Corporate Scam

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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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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, 2014

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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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    I want to keep them near But out of stupidity, out of fear The selfish coward that I am I'm sorry to say, I'm just a scam What kind of "friend" am I Who leaves without a single...
    erasedblank erasedblank 16-17 Apr 4

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    perer as someone with this username ask anybody else for money does anybody else know if its a scam
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    ThereIsNoName3 ThereIsNoName3 31-35, F Apr 23

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    I don’t know what to do. I want to stop going to college. But I am afraid of the consequences. I personally want to drop out. But I also don’t want the disapproval of...
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    I just want to express how thankful I am from all the things I've learned my first year of college. I've met my best friends and people that have changed my life forever. I know...
    maiap maiap 18-21, F 2 Responses Apr 20

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    My brother is ten years older than I am and he has always been and always will be my biggest hero. I have always looked up to him. He is good at everything, he's super smart and...
    MsWrong MsWrong 36-40, F Apr 25

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    Hey guys! Good God. Sorry that I have not been on in such a time. Why? Well College has kept me busy for one. Also... I have been doing all of my journaling in my actual paper...
    DwellingInChrist7 DwellingInChrist7 18-21, F Apr 13

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    Well, this is my first post, so I've decided to keep it small.(hahaha lemme try). So, this college where i study is basically filled with stereotypes. There is honestly not a...
    prettywoman21 prettywoman21 18-21, F Apr 24

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    I feel like no matter how hard you work some people are just not meant to have a good life while others just are. I have jumped through every fiery hoop thrown my way and I just...
    vixon83 vixon83 31-35 5 days ago

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    I had been trying to be "zen" about still being unemployed - but honestly, I am just angry at the whole ordeal. It's not that I "deserve" a job after graduating college, but isn't...
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    davideo1952 davideo1952 61-65, M 1 Response 8 hrs ago

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    deleted deleted 26-30 Apr 4

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    I see here people share their stories about families of 7 and more kids, but I come from a family of 5. And I'm the fourth. I have two older sisters, an older brother and a younger...
    demoisellecapulet demoisellecapulet 18-21, F 2 Responses Apr 12

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    It honestly favors the Democrats too much. The Democrats could carry just Florida and lose all the other battleground states and they would still win. As a liberal Democrat myself...
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    College life in movies is so inaccurate and different from what it really is. When I was younger and watched movies with college kids, they were finding true love, partying all...
    Moonlight0runner Moonlight0runner 18-21, F 3 Responses Apr 19

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    I am so upset, furious, and devastated by what my parents have done to me. I don't have the best relationship with my grandpa. He abandoned my family for ten plus years and only...
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    I left my high school to try online classes and then I entered college early. I was not a drop out, I just didn't like the way my school was. I gave up things I loved like theater...
    starling156 starling156 18-21, M 3 Responses Apr 21

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    AlexShy13 AlexShy13 13-15, M 2 Responses Apr 22

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