College/Majors that are a big waste of money.

Discussion in 'General Distance Learning Discussions' started by nyvrem, Mar 28, 2014.

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  1. nyvrem

    nyvrem Active Member

  2. rmm0484

    rmm0484 Member

    It is clear that Mr. Thompson must have majored in English from one of these "waste of money" schools...

    in the article, he said that his research was "based on self-reported earnings by individuals who graduated from hundreds of schools."

    I would like to meet an individual, just one, who graduated from hundreds of schools.
     
  3. sickburn

    sickburn New Member

    My 'worthless' BA from TESC helped me get a great management position in a top company.

    A person that works for me has a BA in Art. Many people would say that a BA in Art is the same as no degree at all but I heartily disagree. This person happens to be one of my sharpest and most motivated people and is receiving specialized training because of it. The critical thinking and writing skills developed in these 'worthless' programs are real skills that help a ton in the work place.
     
  4. CavTrooper

    CavTrooper New Member

    Not to mention, an undergraduate education is really just a foundation of post secondary learning; only thirty or so credits actually go toward your major, which we all know won't adequately prepare you to master any field. Graduating from college, beyond the training in your major, means (typically) you know how to conduct research, you can think critically, you have a baseline of knowledge about the arts, sciences, and math, and you had the fortitude to commit to and finish a four year (or it's equivalent) educational program. Whoever wrote this article, in my opinion, has a fairly small-minded perspective on higher education.
     
  5. Koolcypher

    Koolcypher Member

    Well said :arms: I've done very well with my "worthless" BA and MA degrees. :wiggle:
     
  6. lawrenceq

    lawrenceq Member

    I got my current job with an AAS and two certificates. Then I went out and got my bachelors in nothing. According to a coworker , I'm one step above nothing.
     
  7. Maniac Craniac

    Maniac Craniac Moderator Staff Member

    That's how I felt when I got my AA in Nothing from Who-cares College. It wasn't much of anything- but it was something, at least! :fing02: Now that I have a BA in What-does-that-mean from Almost-sounds-familiar State College, I have a solid future working in the field of Applied Miscellany :banana:
     
  8. cookderosa

    cookderosa Resident Chef

    I love Applied Miscellany.
     

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