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Old 01-04-2013, 12:30 PM
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I recently applied for a data entry job. Now I just have to hope I get this job. It doesn't require a college degree, so I'm hoping my education level will give me an edge.
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Old 01-04-2013, 04:11 PM
 
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wishing you luck! data entry is actually what i do at my internship
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Old 01-04-2013, 05:40 PM
 
Location: Atlanta
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Kinda mixed right now. Atm i am back in school studying (nursing- yes I "jumped on the nursing bus"completely unrelated to my first degree) something that i hope will increase my chances for getting a good job, however it is not work it is still studying, essentially it is like doing college all over again albeit shorter than 4 years- However i know not everyone wants to go back for a 2nd degree whether it is because of money or personal interests.
Good luck with the nursing career path, for now I am sticking with Accounting and I will hopefully venture in IT when i do my advanced Degree. I have recently had a few leads with a few temp agency and hopefully once i get a short term assignment i can prove myself and get a permanent job.
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Old 01-04-2013, 06:36 PM
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wishing you luck! data entry is actually what i do at my internship
Thanks. At this point, I can only do what I can with what I have.
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Old 01-04-2013, 06:42 PM
 
Location: southern california
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b4 i give somebody $100k for a degree and work my posterior off for 4 to 5 years i want to know what is the placement rate for this degree. a fair question no?
colleges are fake white collar trade schools selling outrageously expensive degrees that could be done for pennies on the dollar on the internet. all americans want a first rate college education. most just need a trade.
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Old 01-05-2013, 12:49 PM
 
Location: Atlanta
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b4 i give somebody $100k for a degree and work my posterior off for 4 to 5 years i want to know what is the placement rate for this degree. a fair question no?
colleges are fake white collar trade schools selling outrageously expensive degrees that could be done for pennies on the dollar on the internet. all Americans want a first rate college education. most just need a trade.
You are very right about that, unfortunately most of us have been made to look down on trade careers, but that will start to change once everyone in the unemployment line has a so called 4-year college degree.
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Old 01-05-2013, 12:59 PM
 
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Good luck with the nursing career path, for now I am sticking with Accounting and I will hopefully venture in IT when i do my advanced Degree. I have recently had a few leads with a few temp agency and hopefully once i get a short term assignment i can prove myself and get a permanent job.
Ty, i would not stress too much over accounting, that is a very solid degree, granted you still have to work to get a job but it is a great degree to graduate with. Incidently accounting and business are proably the most popular majors at my school right now.

Like I said just be willing to settle if need be, your first job may be making sales calls, or filing, or data entry, you may never even hit the ledgers but at least it is a start at least it is something. My biggest mistake right out of graduation was being too proud to work in "A,b,C" because it did not have to do with my degree. Don't make that mistake and you should be good

In terms of whether X degree or Y degree is worth it, i don't see that much value in asking the school. The school will sell you any degree. Tommrow there could be a 4 year degree in "Family Guy Methodology" and i promise you to high heaven the University will sell to you how marktable that degree is. What i would do is do my own research, talk to people already in the field and if possible find recent-RECENT grads and see how they are doing. So if you want to major in Sociolgy and are unsure, look for Sociology grads pick their brain. If possible go to career fairs and see what majors they are looking for
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Old 01-05-2013, 01:23 PM
 
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b4 i give somebody $100k for a degree and work my posterior off for 4 to 5 years i want to know what is the placement rate for this degree. a fair question no?
colleges are fake white collar trade schools selling outrageously expensive degrees that could be done for pennies on the dollar on the internet. all americans want a first rate college education. most just need a trade.
A degree can be had for $15k -$20k total out-of-pocket for all 4 years if you go to state school and don't live in a dorm and if you also take advanage of the IRS education tax credits which are $2500 year toward college. This is with no scholarship money and no grants.
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Old 01-05-2013, 01:29 PM
 
Location: Arizona
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b4 i give somebody $100k for a degree and work my posterior off for 4 to 5 years i want to know what is the placement rate for this degree. a fair question no?
colleges are fake white collar trade schools selling outrageously expensive degrees that could be done for pennies on the dollar on the internet. all americans want a first rate college education. most just need a trade.
Yup! Good luck getting a school to say what your chances are on getting a job.
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Old 01-08-2013, 07:51 PM
Status: "I hate living in Georgia!!" (set 13 days ago)
 
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Yup! Good luck getting a school to say what your chances are on getting a job.
One thing my school never did either.
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