Is going to school really worth the trouble?

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Is going to school really worth the trouble?

abbylover abbylover
Is going to collage realy worth the truble?
01/15/2013
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In the current economy where you're more likely to be saddled with loan debt and no job that will pay for it? I don't think so.
It's great for expanding one's mind but, well, I'm waiting personally until I can get a lot of financial aid and degrees seem to be worth more.
01/15/2013
bayosgirl bayosgirl
Community college, yes. The degrees you get at 4-year colleges just aren't worth it, not to mention the debt as previously mentioned.
01/15/2013
Trysexual Trysexual
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Originally posted by abbylover
Is going to collage realy worth the truble?
Well you better work on your spelling first..no offense. Depends what you want to do in life.
01/15/2013
EnChAnTiNg EnChAnTiNg
I have my Bachelors of Science. I would not be where I am today without it. So in my opinion, yes, it is worth it.
01/15/2013
Chilipepper Chilipepper
*grins wickedly, but refrains from language arts abuse commentary*

Just got my degree, and I'm noticing how much more seriously people take me. The increased Respect is an incredible shot of dignity that nothing else can duplicate. And I have a chance of making more than minimum wage for the first time in my working life.

Completely worth it, kids.
01/15/2013
Ansley Ansley
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Originally posted by Chilipepper
*grins wickedly, but refrains from language arts abuse commentary*

Just got my degree, and I'm noticing how much more seriously people take me. The increased Respect is an incredible shot of dignity that nothing else can duplicate. And I ...
Did you ever stop to think maybe it's you who has more respect for yourself because you earned a degree and people are just playing off of what they see?
01/15/2013
El-Jaro El-Jaro
My degree was pretty useless and leads into an ever changing and shrinking field (Broadcasting).

If you know what you want to do - yes.
If you're not sure what you want to do - don't do it.
01/15/2013
Chilipepper Chilipepper
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Originally posted by Ansley
Did you ever stop to think maybe it's you who has more respect for yourself because you earned a degree and people are just playing off of what they see?
Very good point. I never thought that pride in finally having one could translate to more confident body language.

You are Wise, sensei.
01/15/2013
Voir Voir
It depends on what your degree is in; what do you want to do with your life? Etc. if you are okay working a dead end job with little to no chance of advancement then college probably isn't for you - most jobs though, require a certain skill set that require a degree of some sort to validate. With the job market being as competitive as it is - employers are looking at the tiny details before choosing who works for them - and if a potential employee walks in with a degree and there are others competing for the same slot without a relevant degree then the graduate will be the one landing the job.

Also, there are hundreds of websites out there that provide contests for scholarship opportunities - colleges also offer these. If you are as legitimately concerned about 'debt' as people are making such a big deal about in this forum - then you would find alternatives. Save money to start paying back while attending school, look at scholarships to supplement - or increasing your grades to qualify for a school scholarship. Enter your state's lottery for chance to win scholarship money. The possibilities are there - you just have to look for them.
01/15/2013
Ansley Ansley
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Originally posted by Chilipepper
Very good point. I never thought that pride in finally having one could translate to more confident body language.

You are Wise, sensei.
You've come a long way bay-bee! Don't ever let anyone take credit for it and don't you ever give anyone else credit for it, either. It's all you and it's all yours.
01/15/2013
Airen Wolf Airen Wolf
It is always worth it to keep your mind sharp and learning translates to confidence. Confident people make more money and are much more satisfied with what they have earned in life. A degree trains you for much more than just a career path. Totally worth it...
01/15/2013
Lildrummrgurl7 Lildrummrgurl7
I feel it's completely worth it. Even though I'm getting a degree that won't open a lot of career pathways for me (BA in Women's Studies), I'm still incredibly happy I chose to pursue a degree in something I love. I absolutely enjoy my classes and my research. It's taught me so much. Even if I don't end up using my degree in my future career, I still have the college experience, which has taught me so much more. Plus, I can go to graduate school now and further my education.

Not to mention, like Chilipepper said, you develop a sense of pride in your accomplishments when you earn that degree.
01/15/2013
CollegeFun2014 CollegeFun2014
I think it depends on what it is for. I'm getting my degree in structural engineering. So I'll be building bridges, building, dams, etc. So to me it's worth it and not to mention necessary
01/15/2013
Tibby Tibby
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Originally posted by abbylover
Is going to collage realy worth the truble?
if you have already started a degree finish. but at this point going to a university having 10s of thousands of dollars in debt to start a career?and if u need a piece of paper to feel important, smart, "be taken serious" then u need to be looking to urself for confidence.

if you had a dream job that required a degree and that job will still be hiring in 4 yrs go for it.
01/15/2013
petlove0311 petlove0311
I think that if you want to work in a field that requires a degree, then yes. but i think that everybody should at least have a high school diploma or GED. i'm in the process of getting my GED, because i realized that it is important if i ever want to get a job
01/15/2013
sillylilkitten sillylilkitten
I think it's worth it. I don't think it's as common as people say that you can still get a good job and have a career without a degree, though in the end it really does just depend on what you want to do, how you see the rest of your life going, and how much money you want to make.
01/15/2013
MsDrProfKitty MsDrProfKitty
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Originally posted by Lildrummrgurl7
I feel it's completely worth it. Even though I'm getting a degree that won't open a lot of career pathways for me (BA in Women's Studies), I'm still incredibly happy I chose to pursue a degree in something I love. I absolutely ...
Here here! Plus it's an experience for sure. I think an education is one of the most important tools a person can have. You never know how much you don't know until it hits you in the face and learning is one of the functions our brains are made for. Why not try to expand your way of thinking in every way possible??
In order to get a decent job you NEED a college degree (unless you're lucky). Debt is debt, one day it will get paid off but unlike with a car or a house they can't take your education back from you so it's not a life or death situation and you can also get extensions and the like if you are in a really bad spot.
As the lovely people before me in this convo has pointed out, there's also a sense of pride to getting a college education. Like "yeah, I did this. It was hard but I'm a better person for it." Plus college has it's fun sides too! It's a longer extension into not being part of the "real world" yet.
01/15/2013
Taylor Taylor
I think it depends on what you study. It is important to make sure you study something that will lead to a job in the future. Theater might be fun to study, but it might be difficult to use that degree to get a good job.

Definitely study something you will like, but I know many people who studied something "fun" and can't find jobs, so at least minor in something practical
01/16/2013
misterazor misterazor
when you are 40 and still making under 20,000 a year, you will wish you had stayed in school.
01/16/2013
deltalima deltalima
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Originally posted by abbylover
Is going to collage realy worth the truble?
No unless you're going into a career that needs the certification. I never thought it was but I had to.
01/16/2013
Living Doll Living Doll
I've decided that it's not. Too expensive and time-consuming for too little real world benefit most of the time.
01/16/2013
spiced spiced
A huge YES. It's very much worth it. Even a liberal arts degree will increase your earning power dramatically. link

Do some research; find out which field(s) are 1) interesting enough for you to stick with it for 4 years and 2) are in high demand in the marketplace.

I have a liberal arts degree. If I had it to do over, I'd probably study some kind of engineering. I dropped out of college after 4 years (burnout from working my way through school) and only finished 15 years later. I worked several jobs in between, and my earnings more than doubled with my first job after getting my degree.
01/18/2013
bronzelotus bronzelotus
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Originally posted by abbylover
Is going to collage realy worth the truble?
Yes!
01/19/2013
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