Join Date: Aug 2008
Location: With my boys & girl
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On the topic of worthless degrees: It depends on what you can make out of them. I got a degree and graduated when the economy plummeted. Though I had highest honors, I didn't have 2-5 years experience and no one would even talk to me. After a whirl of being told I'm either under-qualified (no 2-5 years experience) or overqualified I volunteered and received a low-level (High-school diploma and 6 week course required job). They told me they wanted me for a higher position, but I needed a different degree. So I went back and am getting my associates. BUT since I already have a degree in a related field, once I pass this accelerated program I can get the bachelors equivalent by testing out without having to go through another 4 years. So while I didn't quite use my degree, I can use it to help me along. Plus, by the end I might have enough experience to get hired for the original job I wanted.
On another side note, the company I really wanted to work for now has an opening for the degree I am currently working on, go figure.
That is a whole lot of debt though. Kinda too late to tell you you should have gone in state, so won't harp on you for it.