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  • quickkeeping1 quickkeeping1 Dec 17, 2013 7:54 AM Flag

    Placement Rates for ALL Colleges, Universities, Etc

    How is it that the for-profit colleges get all the attention where placement rates go? I know dozens of people who earned degrees, yielding tens of thousands in debt, far greater than any of the average debts accrued by for-profit college students, and they didn't get jobs in their fields either. In fact, I got a degree at a state university, and have a job completely out of my field. No one ever called me, no one ever wanted to know whether or not I had a job. Nothing. I know this story for many people, but mostly that they never got a job with their degree. Again, averaging $50 - $70K in school debt. The economic climate and individual drive has everything to do with getting a job. A degree, or certificate, are only the beginning. You can't promise that someone will get a job, no college or university can do that. I took an art class once, for 6 weeks, paid my money, and I didn't become a paid artist. Instead, I learned a little more about one particular aspect of one particular medium of art. It just doesn't make sense to me that someone receives a bit of education, which has always been just a start, not a guarantee, and expects to get miraculous, immediate results. Most education begets more education, starting at ground zero in little jobs here and there, until you catch a break. Am I making any sense?

    Sentiment: Hold

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