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Old 11-27-2007, 12:03 AM
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Also, it's better for students to be students while working at a job. A company would rather see somebody who worked their butt off who got a 3.7 GPA than a student who got the free ride through college with a 3.9 GPA. In their eyes, they see somebody who is willing to work and work hard for what they want.


Or one could argue that employers want to see someone they can work into the ground because they will work that hard and they can push that person farther.

Oh yes I go to college full time annd work 30 hours a week and am constantly exhausted. My point was that people are working harder for the same amount, not really more, maybe the number is bigger but after adjustment for inflation.......
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Old 11-27-2007, 01:15 PM
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Default Consider Private Schools For A Moment....

"My school" was John Brown University in Siloam Springs, Arkansas. But that was during the 1960s. Since JBU is a private school - - and to save on employment costs (to keep the tuition lower) - - all students had to accept the school's policy of "Head, Heart & Hand".

With the "hand" part, all students were required to do something like a community service right on the campus. This meant like working in food service in the school's cafeteria. Or in my case, as a boiler monitoring technician for a low pressure boiler system.

Regardless of one's chosen "Hand" concept - - all of 'your' (the student's) required hours were donated and without remuneration. In my view point, this is certainly 'not bad' because it has great educational value and can also be included in one's resume'

Another school that does this is Bethany College of Missions in Bloomington, MN. And I am sure there are many other private colleges set up like this, too.

So IF you attend a public school, at least you get paid for the work you perform. Or is it possible that I am wrong about this? IF you have to do on campus college community work, then one can expect lowered tuition... (we hope !).

Carter Glass
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Old 03-28-2008, 04:34 PM
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I know this is a little late, but JBU's work programs are through grant money. Students get paid for their work.

I worked 2 part time jobs and went to school full time. The reality of it is, some of us have to do it. I decided to go to a private school, so it was a little more pricey.
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