Business Tips: College Rant

Business Tips: College Rant

Awesome Tip: College Rant

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31 Replies to “Business Tips: College Rant”

  1. This makes sense if you are going to own a business and you don't mind failing forward (because if you don't know you will fail, alot – and that's ok but it's every bit as expensive as college). Business failures cost hundreds of thousands of dollars.
    If you want a job, you need a degree. Take it from an entrepreneur who has started several businesses and still owns one today – not having a degree is a considerable hurdle to getting a good job. I have 20+ years in community management, and while people hire me all day long as a consultant, a JOB is almost impossible. Get your degree while you still can.

  2. Ive noticed a lot of hate towards higher education within the comment section. Don't be mistaken. His theory is towards a Business degree in college/University being useless. Not for other degree pathways like accounting, Law or a Verity of Science degrees etc. University/collage is the way to go if you want anything other than being a business guy. Period.

  3. His main argument is that the debt you'll acquire from college isn't worth it. But what about for the kids who have scholarships or just flat out go to community college? If you have the opportunity to further your education without wasting anything but time and energy, should you?

  4. I am currently a business student, accounting to be specific, and this is a load of BS. My cousin sent this to me, trying to diminish the hard work and dedication that I put into my education. There is valuable knowledge and experiences in higher eduction. You can't even take the CPA exam without 225 college credits. Anyone telling you that you can jump straight into business is lying to you and is setting you up to fail. A college degree is security.

  5. said the guy who always sees the doctor who went to college. I agree, though, with this: "don't go to college to fuck off, go to learn a difficult skill that requires a college degree to work in the field. Otherwise, take another path."

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