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Offlinefreddurgan
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Why are all the cool degrees worthless?
    #4042961 - 04/11/05 10:57 PM (11 years, 11 months ago)

Who's going to get a job with a Poli. Sci degree? Or East Asian Studies? Comparative Religion?

Nobody can get jobs with these degrees. This is pure bullshit. I don't want to be a damn accountant. I don't want to major in computer science. I don't want to major in computer engineering!

God damnit.


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Re: Why are all the cool degrees worthless? [Re: freddurgan]
    #4042971 - 04/11/05 11:00 PM (11 years, 11 months ago)

teaching is a job you can do with those degrees...

*spins broken record


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Re: Why are all the cool degrees worthless? [Re: freddurgan]
    #4043074 - 04/11/05 11:29 PM (11 years, 11 months ago)

I'm majoring in Biology so I can be a Lab Technician, Teacher or maybe even a full-fledged Scientist... provided I get a PhD


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Re: Why are all the cool degrees worthless? [Re: freddurgan]
    #4043103 - 04/11/05 11:35 PM (11 years, 11 months ago)

Are you calling my Cool Clown Degree "worthless"?!


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Re: Why are all the cool degrees worthless? [Re: mantis]
    #4043105 - 04/11/05 11:36 PM (11 years, 11 months ago)

Major in Liberal Studies, focus in business and whatever else you want to. Graduate and open your own business.


Or just drop out and open your own business.


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Re: Why are all the cool degrees worthless? [Re: freddurgan]
    #4043124 - 04/11/05 11:41 PM (11 years, 11 months ago)

I have my first degree in Forestry, which is almost impossible to find work in for a myriad of reasons. After about 4 years of diligent job searching I gave up. Now THERE'S a useless degree! So I'm back at school persuing a degree in Accounting. Not the most exciting field of study to say the least, but at least I would actually be employable....


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Re: Why are all the cool degrees worthless? [Re: freddurgan]
    #4043154 - 04/11/05 11:52 PM (11 years, 11 months ago)

It should be easy to get a job with a Poli Sci degree.


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Re: Why are all the cool degrees worthless? [Re: freddurgan]
    #4043189 - 04/11/05 11:59 PM (11 years, 11 months ago)



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Re: Why are all the cool degrees worthless? [Re: freddurgan]
    #4043236 - 04/12/05 12:09 AM (11 years, 11 months ago)

I'm doing my M.A in political science with an environmental politics focus. Who says I cant get a job :smirk: There are many opportunities (although it may not be as much as other popular degrees). Anyways dont make getting a job be the first goal you think of in getting a degree. You are learning stuff and thats the most important thing for me.


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Re: Why are all the cool degrees worthless? [Re: freddurgan]
    #4043263 - 04/12/05 12:15 AM (11 years, 11 months ago)

work in the non-profit sector...you will gain lots of prudent business experience in a more laid back business environmnent with people, for better or worse, who are actually passionate about their jobs.

the drawback is that you wont make as much as people in the corporate realm. but then, you didnt get an arts and sciences degree to make lots of money, did you?  :smirk:

I have a history and a philosophy degree, started out in the non-profit sector and now do pretty well in the private sector.


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Re: Why are all the cool degrees worthless? [Re: freddurgan]
    #4043491 - 04/12/05 01:14 AM (11 years, 11 months ago)

Im with you fred... what the fuck are we gonna do?


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Re: Why are all the cool degrees worthless? [Re: Zero7a1]
    #4043505 - 04/12/05 01:17 AM (11 years, 11 months ago)

go to law school.


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Re: Why are all the cool degrees worthless? [Re: SirFrancisBacon]
    #4043509 - 04/12/05 01:18 AM (11 years, 11 months ago)

how about no?


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Re: Why are all the cool degrees worthless? [Re: freddurgan]
    #4043774 - 04/12/05 03:00 AM (11 years, 11 months ago)

I'll be graduating in about 6 months with a degree in sociology.  Can't wait. :rolleyes:


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Re: Why are all the cool degrees worthless? [Re: freddurgan]
    #4043782 - 04/12/05 03:03 AM (11 years, 11 months ago)

all degrease are worthless, although i do get a kick when people use their degrease in conversations/arguments as if it gives their opinions more credibility


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Re: Why are all the cool degrees worthless? [Re: faslimy]
    #4044084 - 04/12/05 04:42 AM (11 years, 11 months ago)

You shouldn?t something for the money or for the good job it will get you but just because it interests you the most.
I?m gonna study Oriental Languages and Communication with Japanese as the main language... I?ll get to go to Kyoto to study, now how cool is that?


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Re: Why are all the cool degrees worthless? [Re: Kamek]
    #4044252 - 04/12/05 05:35 AM (11 years, 11 months ago)

you choose, dya wanna be a soulless-corporate-moneywhore. or attempt to become a human?

and seriously they are not useless. the key is that if you choose to study something interesting. you'll have to do more studies for it to be worth something.

if you want to be an accountant or lawyer... its pretty straightforward. learn your shit. and then go to work and do exactly what you learned, then rinse and repeat.

if you want to carve yourself a career in comparative religion (ex)... you need to do research, have interesting/creative ideas, (interesting enough to get noticed) and probably have at least one other field of knowledge to draw from.

combinations can be really helpful, if you have something like,comp-rel, philosophy, pedagogics or any exotic language. in combination with something like sociology, psychology, ethnography, economy etc. you can do really cool, specialized, field studies for organizations.

or... don't wait to get employed... use your special knowledge to start your own business.

example, a friend of mine has a degree in Japanese and socio-ethnography (or some such). of course completely unemployable. but she don't give a shit, cuz she has her own company. making crazy money educating and training big business executives how to behave when negotiating deals in japan. also translating contracts and business deals.

so.. its all what you make it.


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Re: Why are all the cool degrees worthless? [Re: Mindzpore]
    #4044470 - 04/12/05 07:36 AM (11 years, 11 months ago)

Learn chemistry and cook up some acid, we could all use it. Someone needs to do this.


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Re: Why are all the cool degrees worthless? [Re: emptywisdom]
    #4044605 - 04/12/05 08:45 AM (11 years, 11 months ago)

Lol. An acid cook would be a nice job.

This is just frustrating though because Georgia Tech is a pain in the ass, and doing all this work for a useless degree kinda hurts my soul deep deep down.


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Re: Why are all the cool degrees worthless? [Re: emptywisdom]
    #4044731 - 04/12/05 10:06 AM (11 years, 11 months ago)

Quote:

emptywisdom said:
Learn chemistry and cook up some acid, we could all use it. Someone needs to do this.




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