From my personal experience degrees definitely aren’t rubbish. I’ve gained so much from mine.
If the degrees really are like that in the USA then this is very sad. Critical thinking is what it’s all about here in the UK. It was drilled into me by the end and it definitely gives you a different perspective on life.
Perhaps. It really depends on the instructors. My instructors were really good, but most of my peers had the experiences I stated in my original post. However, degrees are definitely not to be put on the pedestals society puts them on. Personally, if I had to choose between someone with a degree vs. 4 years experience, the experience wins out every time. Every college grad I've ever hired (those with just the degree) except for one took longer to train on the job and had to take time to readjust to the reality of the workforce. Their professors did not prepare them for the workforce. Yes, I found a way to overcome it and became a mentor for them, but I feel like their professors did not deliver on the promise that the education gained would have them ready to work in the field. On average, it takes me 10% longer to train a college grad than someone who never went to college and had to work hard at crappy jobs unrelated to the field. To me, the quality of the degree depends on the instruction given by the college. The one girl who caught on quickly with just the degree went to MTSU for undergrad and Vanderbilt for grad school. Her degree was not related to our work. Not trying to knock a degree, for it is an achievement, but I hate how society acts like it is the only path to success, especially when the colleges do not deliver. However, I am happy that your degree was valuable. Hopefully more colleges will get that good.
The UK has some of the best schools in the world. I wish the American system was like the UK system.
Fair points. In my degree we worked half of it 'on the job' anyway.
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I'd say good men do. One of my friends chose a woman with money to marry be UAE ehes worried about the after affe ts of divorce, yeah it's messed up if you ask me but that was still his thinking behind it.
*because he worried about the after effects of divorce
A man brings certain connotations which demand respect. He doesn't qualify. He doesn't deserve respect or honour brought to his name because of his actions.
Sadly you're right, that part is hard to respect.
I agree. So you’re saying if you found those qualities in someone without a degree you’d date her? There are also people with degrees who are daft too.
Yes, I would absolutely date her. And, of course, I agree that there are some dim bulbs that somehow make it through university.
I agree totally
Do you have a degree?
I have a degree in Economics.