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“Education Is The Key?” Assessing The Value Of A College Degree In A Tumultuous Economy

tkdblk Wrote: Jan 06, 2013 2:30 PM
I worked for two major import auto national hq's, and the joke going around always was that if you were hired with a business school degree, you would be assigned to job shadow a highly experienced secretary for 6 months as a flunkie. After 6 months, you might actually be functionally employable.
Colonialgirl Wrote: Jan 06, 2013 6:05 PM
When I was in School, I heard of one aerospace firm in Southern California that would allow new MBA's to ONLY use a pencil with an eraser and NO ball point pens.

Half of recent college graduates can’t find employment. Those who find a job often settle for something less than a “college level job.”

So what good is a college education, anyway, in our very unstable economy?

As 2013 launches with more federal government debt and American businesses guessing when the next punitive regulatory show will drop, most Americans are ignoring an area of societal upheaval that is poised to get more intense. Increasingly, Americans are wondering how essential it is for one to possess a college degree.

The upheaval transcends what you’ll read in the occasional “top paying” and “worst paying...