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  • kmcgough25
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    I can tell you for sure that I had a job managing restaraunts when I left college the 1st time, making what I thought was decent $$$.

    When I got my head on str8 and finished, got into a completely new field and got to a position where I make the hiring decisions, except no degree, no interview.

    I'm not saying I enjoyed college or use alot of what they taught, but the earning potential increases with the degree. Let's say it opens the doors. Then, when you work your arse off, eventually the $ comes.

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  • Broncofan1990
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    ....... great argument.... and its not like i cant get into college either... my GPA is 2.83... not the best but i can work on it..... and in my prep college I have a B last semster.... so its not that i cant do the work.... but we will see

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  • osubroncos86
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    Ok, first of all, college is nothing like high school as far as drama goes. College drama is a lot easier to deal with. And no, you don't have to drink to be cool. I don't go to bars and drink, and I like to think I'm pretty cool. I don't hang out with those types...I tend to hang out with the uber nerdy types that play World of Warcraft and console games. To each his/her own.

    As for jobs. Without a degree, I'm stuck with only being able to get ahold of work that only pays minimum or a little above. I'm having to get a 3rd job just to get by. With a degree, I'll have access to jobs that pay upwards of $50,000 a year. Right off the bat, with opportunities to get more.

    I won't deny, you can do well without an education. My Dad runs his own business and makes quite a bit of money. But he tells me almost every time I talk to him, "I wish I had finished college." Why? People like degrees. Even if you learn nothing and just get the paper, it shows that you went and put forth the effort, and business owners like to see that.

    My degree, Management Information Systems, will get me access to jobs that people without a degree won't even be able to sniff. Not only that, but 5 of the 8 fastest growing jobs in the world *require* a degree in MIS. I'm not trying to be condescending, but think about this: Someone's looking to hire a Database Administrator. They're willing to pay $80,000 a year for this person's services. It can get really complicated at times, it's not an easy, blow-off line of work. The only two people that apply are you and me. You only have your high-school education, and I have a bachelor's degree in MIS. Who do you think they're gonna hire? They're gonna hire the guy that spent 4 (or more) years of his/her life learning everything they needed to know to do this job and do it well. You may not know anything about what it takes to be a Database Administrator, but neither did I until I came here. That's the kinda stuff you learn about in college.

    Plus, there's a reason people say that it's the best 4 years of your life: because it is. I've made some incredible friends, met lots of people (including the woman I'm going to marry), and got plenty of awesome work experience. I wouldn't trade my time here for anything. The reason I freaked out in that other thread is because I thought it was all over just like that, at the snap of a finger. Now that I have this 2nd chance, you bet your ass I'm going to take advantage of everything I can get ahold of to be successful.

    You say you have a good job now, but what happens when, due to this economy, your boss decides he needs to let some people go to open up some space on his budget, and you happen to be on that list. What will you do when you can't get a job anywhere else? Will you be satisfied with your life while you're flipping burgers or scrubbing toilets, or working any other low-wage job?

    If so, then disregard everything I've said. If not, please consider going to college. It's one of the best decisions I've ever made.

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  • Broncofan1990
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    My rant on college

    I think its overrated... thats right people you read it right... I always thougot education should be free I always thougot paying all these loans was dumb... and there is prove alot of it you dont need a college degree for most jobs and to have a good life.... I am leanning towards the descion that I dont return to my pre prep college next year without paying anything.... I mean really I have a good job already I know people that never step in a college class room and they live in the subs...... and not to mention i get the feeling the College is like High school all over again with the drama, groups and the fact you have to drink or nobody will talk to you or hangout..... so ya I think I will take the ED i have and keep working at my job every day..... not trying to back track but IF! if I do need more education.... i will gladly step back in the class room... sorry for spelling and grammer... i am sort of in a hurry
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