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[–] clamhurt_legbeard 0 points 7 points (+7|-0) ago 

Fuck college.

Learn a trade like welder or something.

MUCH quicker, no huge student debt, get right to making money.

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[–] hangry 0 points 3 points (+3|-0) ago 

Or even as a barber...cash business...it's hard to find a good barber these days.

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[–] wedsa5 0 points 1 points (+1|-0) ago 

There are definitely benefits to college that shouldn't be discredited. Yeah it's very expensive, but you can go to college for pretty cheap if you do some community college or go to school part time while working full time. It depends on the career you're looking for though. Trade schools are fine if that is what you wanna do. Things like engineering require you to get a degree or you'll never compete with other applicants. Don't go to college though unless you're getting a degree worth your money

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[–] TheBuddha 1 points 4 points (+5|-1) ago 

Don't go to college to get a degree. Go to college to learn how to learn. It's the start of a life of learning, not the end.

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[–] ARsandOutdoors 0 points 2 points (+2|-0) ago 

This

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[–] SpottyMatt 0 points 0 points (+0|-0) ago 

Best answer.

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[–] GutterTrash 0 points 4 points (+4|-0) ago 

Depends on the field you wish to pursue. A degree may allow you the ability to earn additional accreditations relevant to your career. Some fields require that you not be retarded and would prefer relevant experience, others may use the degree as a filter for narrowing down applicants. Its utility is varied.

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[–] Lord_Mari [S] 0 points 0 points (+0|-0) ago 

It only makes me wonder why schools and parents seem to always force their children to go to college as if it's their only choice.

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[–] Empire_of_the_mind 1 points 1 points (+2|-1) ago 

Because they’re retarded

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[–] Reddit_traitor 0 points 0 points (+0|-0) ago 

(((student loans)))

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[–] SquarebobSpongebutt 0 points 3 points (+3|-0) ago 

Depends on the job. If you want to be a doctor or lawyer you are going to have to get a degree. If you just want something that will let you make money then trade school or apprenticeships for a skill are better.

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[–] Empire_of_the_mind 0 points 3 points (+3|-0) ago  (edited ago)

No, having some evidence of skills and a year of work history goes as far as a degree for many many jobs.

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[–] SquarebobSpongebutt 0 points 0 points (+0|-0) ago 

That does not apply in many cases if you are a white male. HR won't sign off on hiring a white male over any female or minority if it is possible they will be sued over it.

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[–] Empire_of_the_mind 1 points 0 points (+1|-1) ago 

These ideas only apply to a certain type of business, fortune 500’s and the type who copy them. You generally will hate working there anyhow so consider them to be doing you a favor.

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[–] I_Love_Hentai 0 points 1 points (+1|-0) ago 

Hell no. I have an associate's degree in accounting and I finished school with zero debt and have a good job. Compare that to my ex wife who has a worthless masters degree in early childhood education that she'll be paying off til she's 40.

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[–] fuzzybob13 0 points 1 points (+1|-0) ago 

depends what you want to do. I never went to college hell never went to high school but got my G.E.D at 16 and joined the army at 17 ( i've been on my own since 16 with no family support college really wasn't an option and high school doesn't feed you or pay the rent) thought joining the army would get me into college but then got deployed multiple times so that went out the window as well.

now most of my friends that did go to college I make more then them, all because being poor I had to learn to fix things as a kid and now I do building maintenance and I know my shit I know building codes, fire codes. yeah it's not the job people dream about as kids but I own my house and have money to spend I not broke and the only debt I have is my mortgage

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[–] wedsa5 0 points 1 points (+1|-0) ago 

I'm a recent engineering grad looking for a software engineering/programming job and yes, basically all the jobs I've been looking at require a degree. Many require a few years experience too. Luckily throughout college I completed about 2 years of co-op/intern work programming so I've got that to add to the resume.

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