Anyone with an AA/BS degree or higher knows that what you learned in College may never be used - however, if you earn a degree, it definitely opens doors to jobs that may require a degree to even be considered. I have worked with people in the Tech industry that have had a BS degree in History, and are now Managers in High Tech Fields, only because they had a BS in any major, to get in the door. A college degree indicates that at a minimum you put in the effort to graduate with an advanced degree above high-school... anyone using this argument presented as an reason not to go to college should seriously reconsider.
posted on 01/19/2011 8:46:39 PM PST
Unless they're going into non-technical sales. If you can REALLY sell they'll hire someone to do your scut work, believe me. I've been a recruiter half my life. You're right about the BA/BS being a prerequisite to many positions, but what's to stop a kid from getting a cheap & easy no-name degree or even a diploma mill degree just to have a BA/BS on his/her resume? Most employers are not going to delve to deeply into the education background of a $30,000 assistant manager candidate. We just don't have that kind of time...
posted on 01/19/2011 8:57:56 PM PST
(Please donate to FreeRepublic, sanity in a world gone mad!)
FreeRepublic.com is powered by software copyright 2000-2008 John Robinson