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How does it feel to earn a college degree and still not have a future?

Getting a college degree has always been a key to a long, successful career. It worked exceptionally well for me. When I graduated from college, I had several job offers in my studied field and enjoyed a very impressive professional career run. Unfortunately today, the last two years college grads have over 80% back at home, mired in debt. Even those who are lucky to have jobs, the majority are employed in jobs that they could have gotten without a degree. There is no light in this tunnel and any college grad that thinks that who the President is, affects their life in any meaningful way, then they have wasted four years of college education. Its hard to imagine how these new college grads feel, when they did everything that they were told and have nothing to show for it. They are in debt, still a home, can't ever buy a home, can't get married, can't support a family, just have no future at all. What do you do? You can't live off your parents forever, so how do you get on your feet and make your degree work for you?

Asked By: Wendell S - 8/9/2012
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This trend already started in the early 1990s. I graduated back then into a recession with a degree in physics. At the time, the degree was perceived as too "theoretical." I was unemployed for many months. I just chose to do an internship and went to graduate school... More
Answered By: ASUGRAD - 8/9/2012
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By getting a graduate degree, which is now what an undergrad degree used to be. And, I must point out that you seem to be reveling in the suffering of others. That's sad.
Answered By: Frank - 8/9/2012
 
Ive got a better shot than most without one.
Answered By: Comprised of Thoughts - 8/9/2012
 
Well, that depends on what degree we´re talking about, doesn´t it?
Answered By: Elliot - 8/9/2012
 
I have no idea, I'm majoring in chemistry though, not 14th century poetry.
Answered By: El Marxista - 8/9/2012
 
EVERYONE has a future. It is exactly what you make it.
Answered By: Jake - 8/9/2012
 
A prudent student would look at the job market and enter a field for which job prospects were good. A degree doesn't guarantee anything. LOL!
Answered By: "The Sheep" - 8/9/2012
 
Suckers! They clearly had some bad parenting to spend that much on a college education.
Answered By: Kenyan Taxman - 8/9/2012
 
Maybe they should go to the VA, look around at some of the vets blown to pieces, realize their problems aren't sh*t, and then suck it up and find a way over or around the obstacle.
Answered By: Me Ne Frego - 8/9/2012
 
You vote for and elect a President , that will do more than talk shit is what you do ! There are plenty of job' in the trades , skilled trades problem is nobody is cable of doing the work , What college Grad wants to work with their hands and get Dirty ?
Answered By: Dee S - 8/9/2012
 
depends on what your degree is in. ppl with out degrees have the jobs.mmmm
Answered By: Ty - 8/9/2012
 
You could look for jobs in other nations or other areas. Tell yourself that it is not your problem; its the governments problem. Spain has an unemployment rate near 25%. People are paid big bucks to make sure they make the right policies to put its citizens into suitable jobs that they are trained to do. Maybe the... More
Answered By: hello - 8/9/2012
 
Going to university is the first not the last step to a careerr
Answered By: StephenG - 8/9/2012
 
I earned a college degree and have extensive experience in my field only to come here and get thumbed all to hell when I speak of it. Ignorance is rampant.
Answered By: OqpqOpqpO - 8/9/2012
 
It feels as if America has been "fundamentally transformed" somehow...
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Answered By: Psychobenzaprine - 8/9/2012
 
It boggles my mind that some people will mire themselves in 6 figure debt for a degree that may gross them $40K/ yr. Education is about getting value added preparation to make a living, not about finding yourself, chasing your dreams, or studying something interesting to you. It could be those if you have a trust fund... More
Answered By: electricpole - 8/9/2012
 
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