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College then and now

How to get into college in 1983:
get good grades
How get into college in 2013:
get good grades, speak six
languages, be a rocket
scientist, and end world hunger
How to pay for college 1983: Work
part time and summers. Maybe
take em minimal leans.
How to pay for college 2013:
Which of your organs is the most
valuable?
What to do with your degree in 1983:
work in your field
What to do with your degree in 2013:
cry
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#3 - hudge (07/15/2014) [+] (32 replies)
>Go to Technical school
>Learn a trade
>Actually be in demand
>Get money
>Watch collegefags cry because "Muh dgreez"
>Watch sides enter orbit
User avatar #6 - alalalalal (07/15/2014) [+] (7 replies)
"Oh no, my liberal arts degree isn't getting me any decent work!"
User avatar #21 - sirbrentcoe (07/15/2014) [+] (9 replies)
if corporations that are 'too large to fail' can borrow money, and only pay back 75% of what they borrowed, shouldn't students be allowed to do the same?
User avatar #24 to #21 - bestfoxgirl (07/15/2014) [-]
You mean, the way it would be just and equal? Wrong universe.
#51 - ineedthistothumb (07/15/2014) [+] (5 replies)
If you have a passion for something, that is what you should do for a living. There are several reasons why people don't do this:

1. "That's a great hobby, but what are you going to do for your career?" Hobbies are confused with passions. The best way to describe the difference is that hobbies are something you do when you have time; passions are something that you make time for.

2. "Work is work, and play is play." People have the idea that you're not allowed to enjoy your job; a job is for making money so you can live. If you ever have free time, then you can do things you enjoy. Maybe it's a pride thing, maybe it's a jealousy thing, I'm not sure. It doesn't make sense to me. "If you find a job that you love, you'll never work a day in your life."

3. "You'll never make any money doing that!" This is because most people's passions will lead to nontraditional job. The sad truth is that not everyone will become a rock start. But that doesn't mean you can't make a living out of it. I have friends that support themselves just fine by playing guitar and singing in small clubs. Society feels that if you're not in an upper-middle class home, then you are not succeeding. This can open up an entirely new discussion, so as not to digress, I will leave it by saying the cliche, "money can't buy happiness."

4. "I agree with all that, but my passion is too obscure. I can't find a job!" Well then stop looking and make one! The best way to respond to this is by a real life example of a good friend. I have a friend that actually said that video games are his passion. You might think of a neckbeard, but I promise he's not. He is setting up a non-profit video game lounge, that will have all kinds of nerd culture in a comfortable space. It is specifically in the inner city to create a place where teenagers can do the things they want to do and stay off the streets. Even if your passion is something very obscure, you can make a career out of it.

TL;DR, do what you want to do
#144 - lorkhan (07/15/2014) [+] (9 replies)
Living in Scandinavia which has free education.
Living in Scandinavia which has free education.
#55 - infinitereaper (07/15/2014) [+] (42 replies)
Let me spell out a few realities for you guys about the job market and global economy

1) The greatest financial crises/collapse since the Great Depression happened in through 07-08. Financial corporations merged into giants "too big to fail" around the 2000s. Which helped lead to even more immortal monopolies, only a few of which control the monetary supply of the common poeple in the United States.
2) Minimum wage (when adjusted for inflation) is worse than it was in the 50s. And that's without adjusting for the multiplied increases in worker productivity. Worker unions have practically been wiped out, deregulation has been given out like candy, taxes have been lowered and the middle class is still getting scraps. But corporate profits? Through the roof every other year! horray horray
3) Did I mention the cost of living, education and healthcare have both risen dramatically in the last 100 years? Sure, we have fancier cards now, but college costs 3-5 times more healthcare ccosts 2-5 times more than other countries with the same quality of healthcare, and everything is pretty much inflated.
4) Outsourcing! Everything is outsourced, corporations make lots of more money for themselves and stockholders when they pay slavelike child workers in **** countries like china cents an hour. Import! Import! **** exports! Who ares about building an economy when we can have it cheap and easy! Very profitable. Buy a shirt to help children! Also made by children!
5) Lobbying! Legal bribery, if you have money, why not buy laws? In fact that's exactly what's being done. Representation? Ha! You pay money, get laws. Fund congressman and governess. Legislation baby.
6) The majority of the rich don't give a **** about you! That's right. They don't give a **** about you The government is going to protect you? Nope! Have you forgot lobbying? Corporations have to follow rules? Nope! Deregulation.
(you think this is it? oh I'm just getting started, continued below)
#65 - robuntu (07/15/2014) [+] (1 reply)
I dunno what this post is about. It has never been easier to get into college.

Maybe it's more competitive if you are going for a top 10 University....but if you just want to go to college, you can.
#98 - mattdoggy (07/15/2014) [+] (10 replies)
>be out of 2 year community college trying to go to a uni nearby
>it's FSU and is well respected and if i sell blood, sperm, and organs i might can afford a semester or two
>as i'm in the final stages of finishing up i get a letter from a more expensive and more prestigious university for a full ride
>free food, shelter, and education and they even offer me a scooter to get around on
>i ignore it and think it's a scam letter or something where a condition has to be met
>after a lot of reading and an email or two i find it's legit and i go to the college to meet with the dean of admissions
>when i get there he looks surprised to see me and looks at some papers and then sighs
>"well i hate to do this but i'm afraid we had a mix up. There was a fault in our papers and we won't be able to accept you at this time"
>i ask to see the papers and see the mistake
>Race: [ ] Asian [x]African American [ ] Caucasian etc.
>youjusthatemebecausei'mwhite.nignogfrigfrog
>mfw he offers to call the dean of admissions from an all black college to get me a free ride there
#122 - empithree (07/15/2014) [+] (1 reply)
> dropped out of school because videogames   
> started programming for fun   
> started programming for small cash.   
> found full-time job as a web service and Identity management developer for an Oracle's partner.   
> Loaded in cash. no time to play videogames.   
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> dropped out of school because videogames
> started programming for fun
> started programming for small cash.
> found full-time job as a web service and Identity management developer for an Oracle's partner.
> Loaded in cash. no time to play videogames.
*********** !
#18 - xseargeantxpainx ONLINE (07/15/2014) [+] (25 replies)
I don't want to be that guy, but unless you have a law, engineer, or medical degree you shouldn't really complain about the lack of jobs. There are jobs that will be high in demand and others that will not.

I don't know why people will get Arts, Liberals or even women studies (What the hell does women study degrees even offer??? (Not trying to be rude I'm very curious)) knowing there will be almost no opportunity, if they even get that opportunity.
#221 - peggscott (07/15/2014) [+] (5 replies)
Scotland 2014

How to get into university - get good grades, maybe a wee bit of volunteer work to stand out from the crowd

How to pay for university - Don't worry about it, the Government does that for you

**** also looks like something out of Harry Potter...
#54 - recoveryone (07/15/2014) [+] (5 replies)
Here's how I'm doing it:
>joined Navy Reserves as a Master at Arms(training looked like fun)
>8 year contract
>6 year active drilling(1 weekend a month, 2 weeks in summer)
>2 year inactive(no drilling, but still can be deployed)
>acquire multiple college credits from technical school
>put credits I don't use towards electives
>attend uni of my choice
>decent portion of University payed for
>sent to or request a 1 year all expense paid vacation to Somalia or some other wretched hive of scum and villainy
>fight pirates for 11.50 an hour for a year with all my **** paid for because I'm on deployment
>come home
>finish college
#1 - nyawgga (07/15/2014) [+] (7 replies)
here's an idea   
   
 be an intense bodyloveing electrician
here's an idea

be an intense bodyloveing electrician
#61 - mrwalkerfour (07/15/2014) [+] (9 replies)
do not understand, i get college for free in britain
#38 - catburglarpenis (07/15/2014) [-]
I went through two years of community college and now I'm the president of Earth, so I don't know what everyone is complaining about. They say if I finish my master's at University of Phoenix I'll reign supreme over the universe as a whole and if I simply finish my PhD at The University of South Florida I'll become both the "Alpha" and the "Omega", whatever that means.
I went through two years of community college and now I'm the president of Earth, so I don't know what everyone is complaining about. They say if I finish my master's at University of Phoenix I'll reign supreme over the universe as a whole and if I simply finish my PhD at The University of South Florida I'll become both the "Alpha" and the "Omega", whatever that means.
#246 - AlanbalMIT (07/15/2014) [+] (2 replies)
México
How to get into college: Pass the admittance exam.
How to pay college: Like $0.02 yo (like a symbolicp ayment)
What you do with your degree: If you're badass enough , leave this ******* country.
#74 - anon (07/15/2014) [+] (3 replies)
Liberal Arts majors in a nutshell.

I was paid to go to school and become an engineer. Now I'm making six figures building bridges and making a difference in the world.

Oh, you majored in Music Composition? Neato. I'll take my caramel frappuccino with a shot of espresso, thanks.
#90 to #74 - Orc (07/15/2014) [-]
**Orc rolled image** I don't believe you.
#63 - arkanios (07/15/2014) [+] (11 replies)
I'm going to a university for a reasonable price and I'm aiming for a degree in broadcasting, plus I got in with barely any trouble Which might be because I graduated from a ghetto highschool, and they didn't expect anyone there to get decent grades . I'm hoping to get experience in voice acting because every living being on this planet recommends that job to me, but if that doesn't work out, use the experience I got in broadcasting to get work in a studio of some kind.

The only reason I have fear is because of how hyped up the cost of going to a university of college is, but my relatives tell me not to worry about it, so I'm having a lot of mixed feelings here.
User avatar #124 - lolollo (07/15/2014) [+] (2 replies)
The simplest way to not be royally ****** over by the job market with your degree is to not be a whiny cunt about what jobs are immediately available to you. I have friends who are engineers (as in they graduated recently as engineers), and they've yet to find any sort of job since. "But there are jobs everywhere!" Yes...and they're not going to hire some angsty 22 year old just because you're waiving your paper in their face. You need to handful of **** jobs under your belt to prove you're an adult.

You can't be expecting to lay out the electrical system to the new moon base right out of getting your electrical engineering degree. You need to change a few port-o-potty lightbulbs first...
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