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Old 12-10-2012, 03:21 PM
 
Location: Raleigh, NC
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Thinking that the engineering folks either had a borderline 2.0 GPA or are stubborn about their career prospects (aka don't want to leave 'Narlins). I know virtually ZERO qualified and hard-working unemployed engineers.


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Old 12-10-2012, 04:30 PM
 
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College worth the cost?
Depends on the cost, and what they are going to college for.
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Old 12-10-2012, 04:31 PM
 
Location: Raleigh, NC
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Depends on the cost, and what they are going to college for.
Winner winner chicken dinner. Increasingly, I believe the cost is less and less justified across a narrowing spectrum of concentrations.
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Old 12-10-2012, 07:01 PM
 
Location: Texas
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Cost is outrageous. Costs are 2x what they were on avg. since 2000.

That being said, the unemployment rate of college graduates vs. high-school/GED graduates is astonishing. Approx 7% vs. approx 25%.
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Old 12-10-2012, 07:13 PM
 
Location: North America
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Thinking that the engineering folks either had a borderline 2.0 GPA or are stubborn about their career prospects (aka don't want to leave 'Narlins). I know virtually ZERO qualified and hard-working unemployed engineers.


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Many engineering jobs have near to zero growth actually.
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Old 12-10-2012, 07:16 PM
 
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Just reinforces the idea that you need to know what you're going for before you go. Don't go just to get a degree.
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Old 12-10-2012, 07:20 PM
 
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Unfortunately for many, me included, it was drilled into our heads that college was a necessity. They didn't think to tell us that we'd be signing away our futures....

The number one rule for college is that you don't take on any loans. If anyone is listening out there, don't make the mistake I made.
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Old 12-10-2012, 07:22 PM
 
Location: Portland, Oregon
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Cost is outrageous. Costs are 2x what they were on avg. since 2000.

That being said, the unemployment rate of college graduates vs. high-school/GED graduates is astonishing. Approx 7% vs. approx 25%.
This is the bigger issue is the rising cost of college and having it become a thing that is out of reach of people without going into massive debt.
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Old 12-10-2012, 07:23 PM
 
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Put the money youd spend on college towards self employment ventures and many would find they are way ahead of their peers.
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Old 12-10-2012, 07:25 PM
 
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Yeah, I remember when I was 18 years old. I'm sure just handing me the equivalent of a college tuition in cash would have been wisely spent and resulted in a flourishing business.
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