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To: SeekAndFind

The question is which college degrees provide employable skills...... and which do not.
Generally speaking, business degrees are of nominal (albeit not critical) value to employers.
Engineering and computer science degrees are usually useful.
Sociology of the Working Class, Lesbian Studies, Cannibal Anthropology, Mongolian Yert Design, Chaucerian English, Mau Mau History, The French Revolution, and (yuck!) “Community Organizing,” are of little value to most real employers in the real world. Very little indeed.
Students who do not plan to seek employment can take many very interesting courses of study that may provide them considerable insight into life in general (Literature, Philosophy, Theology, even some of the above non-employment majors maybe too). You may wind up a “better rounded person,” something very nice in its own right.

Just don’t plan on getting high-paid jobs with your BA in Fingerpainting, Trans-gender Liberation, or The Sociobiology of Class Warfare. WHICH MEANS IT IS NOT PRUDENT TO BORROW THOUSANDS AND THOUSANDS OF DOLLARS TO GET DEGREES IN SUCH THINGS ... and THIS IS OBVIOUS to anybody with two or more brain cells! (So, don’t you dare come to the American people for a “bail out” of your student loan debt, dammit!)


6 posted on 01/07/2013 8:01:48 AM PST by faithhopecharity
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To: faithhopecharity
...little value to most real employers in the real world

I've been in thousands (10's of thousands?) of business meetings, over my (cough)20+ year career.

Many times, I've heard the words: "If only we had one more engineer/technician/accountant/nurse/person who knows How To Do Stuff ... we'd be all set".

I've never heard that said about "Community Organizers" or any major that has "Studies" in it. There's a lesson there, unfortunately it would be utterly lost on youth.

12 posted on 01/07/2013 9:09:33 AM PST by wbill
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