Did you get a college degree only to get out into the "real" world and find that . . .
your new career was very different than you expected? What was that career, how was it different than you expected, and what did you change it to?
I sure did. I had hoped to teach at the university and local community college. Such was not the case. I work in curriculum development instead. It was a good turn of events.
One of my myriad career goals was to move up in the business world and to own my own business as an acquisition from an existing business and not necessarily a franchise. But because the government offered job security at that time which has changed a bit, I chose to work for the government and learned the popular adage: "It is not necessarily what you know but who you know." Upon learning that the glass ceiling was often broken with the "who you know" doctrine, Iparted ways with the government amidst a host of self development efforts including attending graduate school and self improvement seminars. I used my education and self improvement endeavors on building an online business composed of writing websites and online stores. As the other commenter mentioned, I chose the right path because the government is reliable and when it is time, my pay for working for there will be adequate. Also, although for the first time in history, there was a chance of the government shutting down, that occurrence did not happen so most likely the government is not going out of business.
by PaulStaley1 2 years ago
Is a college degree a measure of intelligence?I don't have a degree. Because of that I think I have a chip on my shoulder. I see so many people out there with degrees that are just plain morons. I think, nowadays more then ever, it is more about money, and showing your...
by Earl S. Wynn 2 years ago
Does having a college degree make you smarter or merely more skilled?
by CWanamaker 6 years ago
If you have a college degree, has it helped you obtain a higher paying job?If not, do you regret spending the money to go to school?
by Sophia Angelique 7 years ago
'“It would be fine if we had an alternative system [for students who don’t get college degrees], but we’re virtually unique among industrialized countries in terms of not having another system and relying so heavily on higher education,” says Robert Schwartz, who heads the Pathways to...
by globaltechsource 2 years ago
Average tuition at four-year public colleges in the U.S. climbed 6.5 percent, or $429, to $7,020 this fall as schools apologetically passed on much of their own financial problems, according to an annual report from the College Board, released Tuesday. At private colleges, tuition rose 4.4 percent,...
by Michael S. 5 years ago
Does your college degree and current career match?
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