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Colleges should read this
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Colleges should read this

http://blogs.hbr.org/hbr/mcafee/2013/02/...grees.html

Start the opinions.

04-18-2013 04:58 AM
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RE: Colleges should read this

No, employers should read it.

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stupid article
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Agreed. The employers are not making things better by "forcing" people to spend time and money getting a college degree as a MINIMUM, which makes it more competitive to actually get a job.

One reason I don't plan on wasting my time and money studying in America is because I know that my chances of getting a job reflective of my education and effort is little. Many new graduates are either jobless or hold jobs that don't reflect their education.

The system in the USA is royally fucked up.

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RE: Colleges should read this

Just don't come to England... We have that problem too and the experience a problem.

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Nah. I'm going to my "mother country", where my fluency in both my native language and English plus my American education and tolerable SAT score/school grades practically guarantee me admittance with very good scholarships(nearly free, not to mention it's a ton cheaper when compared to the US).

But this trend does seem quite widespread. Wonder how long it will take to realize how absurd this system really is, seeing that people that may be capable for that job are having a harder time actually getting it. Finding the best among applicants through this system has actually reduced the number of good candidates, simply because they either did not spend a great deal of money and spend time in university.

People with talents and skills like Vanderbilt, Rockefeller or Carnegie(for a loose example) would basically be passed over because they didn't go to college(or continue with a higher education for better chances).

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