College Degrees

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Many jobs today require some kind of college degree but is it all really worth it? From Steve Jobs to Bill Gates these famous entrepreneurs dropped out of college because they felt that they were “wasting [their] time (Isaacson).” Consequently, this sparked a massive, controversial outrage among college professors. But again, is a college degree really worth it? Is this a matter of universities making profit out of approaching students or a judgmental viewpoint to determine whether a young, fresh employee is cut out to earn a position at his/her job…or both? Is it fair for jobs to choose a person with a higher degree over a person with experience? What’s the difference? In opposition to college degrees, I think that it’s agreeable that most universities are part of the corporate world. They use students as profits to pay for …show more content…
We’re all very aware of that, I’m sure. That can also be seen clearly by those holding a college degree. Why? Simply because jobs believe that, “…having a four year degree does show a degree of dedication. You have to pick a major, take class after class, write paper after paper and work on dreaded group projects (Lucas).” Yes, this might show managers or directors just how well he/she is able to cope with the work given the degree that he/she majored in but what about another person that has some experience in the field but doesn’t have a college degree because he couldn’t go to college for financial reasons? I’ve seen many people turned down by managers because they didn’t go to college and it goes to show how bias we have become in today’s society. Nothing against a college student who worked very hard to complete his/her assignments but do these managers and directors have any virtuous right to judge a person by his/her degree? This is how colleges have forced the issue into jobs whom require a college degree. Is that fair in today’s

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