My UD degree is WORTHLESS!!!!!!!!!!!!...
acchan01

Canfield, OH

#41 Sep 1, 2009
I'm in the same position and it's scary. It just seems like bad timing or something but work around where I live is scarce. Even fast food is hard to get into. I've applied to bakeries, fast food, offices, hospitals just looking for any kind of work and nobody would hire me. A lady in the human resources department at our hospital laughed at my degree, when I was just applying for food services.
Chris from ME

Presque Isle, ME

#42 Sep 2, 2009
I believe that I must take responsibility for the mistake of choosing Music as a major. All potential students should not choose a course of study without looking at the economic climate first. At the same time, more guidance should have been given to me - as a minor - by my parents and school (looking back, I can see they were all ignorant of the facts as well).
We need to take the anger, frustration, and despair and turn it into a positive force. We can all work together to reform higher education in this country, and we all have the intelligence to do it.
One problem we are facing is the lack of standard consumer protections for student loans. Restoring these protections, I believe, is a step in the direction of ridding ourselves of student loans all together. Education should be a basic right in a society of progress, not a consumer product.
To find out more, visit StudentLoanJustice.org , and contact people from your state.
mcb

Monroe, LA

#43 Sep 15, 2009
RENDOG wrote:
You knew your degree was worthless going into it. But YOU believed it was more important to 'study what you're interested in' rather than getting a degree that is actually worth something. Don't blame this on society; blame yourself. If you currently work in a call center making <10 an hour you deserve to be there because you accepted the offer. YOU CHOSE TO BE THERE.. There are many good paying jobs for people who are smart and that is exactly why you don't have those well paying jobs. because you're not smart. If I was a hiring manager and saw a worthless degree on an applicants resume I would disregard it just because that applicant does not have good judgement. I don't see any nursing or accounting graduates on this blog complaining... Wonder why?... CAUSE THEY HAVE JOBS.. THEY HAVE A MARKETABLE SKILL... CAUSE THEY HAVE GOOD JUDGEMENT WHEN THEY STARTED THEIR DEGREE.. You don't and you deserve to make those outbound calls. Stop blaming society.
Read the seven habits of highly effective people.
Hence, why I'm grateful your ignorant ass is not a hiring manager. Maybe you should read more carefully, chief. There are plenty of Business Management and Finance grads on this page. And how exactly do you define worthless?

There are many ignorant people out there like yourself, believing that any degree that doesn't have anything to do with accounting, business, medicine, or law is worthless. Michael Eisner, former CEO of the Walt Disney Company, had a BA in English for crying out loud.

So, honestly, cut the bullshit. Stop accusing people who studied liberal arts and sciences subjects (which might include mathematics, biology, physics, chemistry, economics, political science, etc...not easy subjects, by any means) as not being smart. Most of these people could probably run intellectual marathons around your simple, myopic mind-set.
Worried

Renton, WA

#44 Oct 6, 2009
I don't get angry easily but I am starting to get there. I graduated in June of 2009 with a B.S. In physics, college wasn't really easy for me but I worked my ass off, and for what? I am now under qualified for any physics job and I can't even get a job at staples because I am over qualified! What the hell college seems like the worst decision I ever made. I could have many years experience in a trade and a good job instead of debt.
Big Joe

Bear, DE

#45 Oct 12, 2009
... None of the UD officials ever told me I was going to be working at a call center making $8/hour!
...
“A high school diploma is not enough to make it in this world - you need to have a college degree”
“High school graduates only end up batching fries”
“Your chances of becoming an pro-athlete are next to nothing, but your chances of getting a career with a college degree are good”
“The way out of the ghetto is with a book, not with a basketball”
Actually, the handwriting has been on the wall all along, but none of you college grads cared to see it. The real problem is, you didn't want to get your hands dirty. If you had gone to trade school, you could have been making over $200K a year as a plumber ... I know my son does. Want $185K?... Be an electrician. But, no, you kids didn't want to get dirty. Well, two things pay well ... getting dirty doing honest work and getting dirty stealing and cheating.
You screwed up when you trusted others to decide your future instead of doing the research yourselves to see where the money was, has been, and always will be. All those big shots with cushy jobs ... they all need to go to the bathroom, and they pay my son handsomely for the privilege to do that. Haha!
Rendog

Arlington, VA

#46 Oct 19, 2009
mcb wrote:
<quoted text>
Hence, why I'm grateful your ignorant ass is not a hiring manager. Maybe you should read more carefully, chief. There are plenty of Business Management and Finance grads on this page. And how exactly do you define worthless?
There are many ignorant people out there like yourself, believing that any degree that doesn't have anything to do with accounting, business, medicine, or law is worthless. Michael Eisner, former CEO of the Walt Disney Company, had a BA in English for crying out loud.
So, honestly, cut the bullshit. Stop accusing people who studied liberal arts and sciences subjects (which might include mathematics, biology, physics, chemistry, economics, political science, etc...not easy subjects, by any means) as not being smart. Most of these people could probably run intellectual marathons around your simple, myopic mind-set.
haha. Sorry I didn't respond earlier. I was too busy making $30/hr. Liberal arts have their place and if you study liberal arts and supplement it with some kind of techincal education or graduate school all the better. But a liberal arts degree by itself will most likely not pay out. Michael Eisner is an exception to the rule. Bill gates is an exception to the rule as well. He was a college drop out.

bottom line. If you're going to college to make money: Get a marketable degree. Stay away from liberal arts.
onewhoknows

Wichita, KS

#47 Nov 14, 2009
Lonewolf wrote:
<quoted text>It's fairly obvious that you missed out on an education.
Yeah, and he's laughing is a$$ off at the idiots who spent $40,000 for a degree and who 10 years later are working at a call center making $13/hr!
onewhoknows

Wichita, KS

#48 Nov 14, 2009
Rendog wrote:
<quoted text>
haha. Sorry I didn't respond earlier. I was too busy making $30/hr. Liberal arts have their place and if you study liberal arts and supplement it with some kind of techincal education or graduate school all the better. But a liberal arts degree by itself will most likely not pay out. Michael Eisner is an exception to the rule. Bill gates is an exception to the rule as well. He was a college drop out.
bottom line. If you're going to college to make money: Get a marketable degree. Stay away from liberal arts.
Yeah, cause when you're 18 yrs old headed to college you have a deep, insightful understanding of the world and are completely equipped to make major life decisions!! Thanks for the INVALUABLE advice (in hindsight...)!
sicknfkntrd

Columbia, MD

#49 Nov 29, 2009
I am with you we can string our bachelors degrees together and may be get the same value as a role of toilet paper. It was a fucking lie. I too did what I thought was right It took the girl of my dreams away from me, left me $80,0000 in debt. All that education in science for what. I am actually looking foward to 2012 and hoping for a global shit storm. May be after that I can find a job.
Tom

Huntsville, AL

#50 Nov 29, 2009
So Rick, it's been a year now and Obama has turned out to be just like Bush. We are still at war. Our economy still sucks. In fact, Obama hasn't done a damn thing. What pisses me off the most is that I voted for him! He's just another piece of junk, waste of air, not worthy of being president. "Yes we can" is a lie.
rick wrote:
it may not get much better for any of you if our government stays the course it is on...big business is in control...with no anti-trust laws to worry about they have succeeded in screwing the working class...unions don't work well anymore since most are in alliance with big business too...it is all big money and greed...
I have a degree in zoology and 30 years experience in the "green industry"...I'm 60 years old now and haven't been able to find a job that pays much more than unemployment...and don't forget I have to pay income taxes on that next year...it's not enough to live on ,but why tax wealthy people more when you can get all that easy money from unemployment and waitresses' tips...go figure...the last 30 years of government has taken away most of what the working class struggled for during the 1900-1970 era...
wake up people---end the republican party's hold on our governemt...vote for obama and start to give control back to the people...
good luck america...
Mr C

Jacksonville, FL

#51 Dec 26, 2009
This was a great post! I see Rendog has everybody upset lol. I think college is overated but education will never be. They can be two different things. You have to plan cafefully and not run up a mountain of debt. At the same time you have to be aware of whats going on in the real world/global economy. The ROI of pretty much all degrees now will be lower because of supply and demand. Along with corporations outsoucing jobs, the key like one poster said is to become your own Boss. The idea of the 25 yr career and the gold watch is a thing of the past. And even those who major in the in demand careers have issues. Are they really happy. Do they love their work? I have a friend who is an accounting manager with a MBA making roughly 75-80k a yr. But she cries often about her job because of the deadlines and boredom of the work. Pick your posion?
Hoplessly pissed

Salem, VA

#52 Jan 6, 2010
I didn't earn my BA until I was 34. I then went on to earn a master's. I have been looking everywhere and applying for a job for over a year now. I have had one offer - part-time at OLD NAVY!!! WTF???

I made more money and had an easier time finding a job with my measly G.E.D that everyone gave me shit about because I dropped out of high school.

College. What a f*cking joke. All my friends who went on to get married and have kids have nothing to do with me. It's because I went to college and they all believed that I thought I was better than them, which is far from the true.

Now, I'm a big joke for them to laugh at. Things society, I did everything I have been conditioned to believe is the right thing and I have become a big FAILURE!
sky

Livingston, NJ

#53 Feb 2, 2010
The problem is that you didn't do any of those things. The world is a social marketplace and many of those things facilitate it. If you can't go out for drinks with clients and think for yourself, how can you get a job? You subscribed to a system to think for you and all the hollow notions you thought it entailed. None of those rules are real.
perfectsplit wrote:
I have a BME from UD with a 3.225 GPA and I can't get a job anywhere! Noone will hire me. In every job I ever apply to, they always want 5-10 years experience doing exactly what the job entails. And I still have $31400 of student loan debt from my WORTHLESS degree!
I did everything society told me to do: I stayed in school, I said "no" to drugs, I didn't drink, I didn't smoke, I didn't gamble, I didn't have unmarried sex, I went to college, and I got my education. And now my only reward is to be treated like an EX-CON!
I would be better off making a living by selling drugs or robbing banks. Or maybe I should hire a team of mercenaries to take hostages and demand ransom, like Ed Harris did in that movie The Rock. At least that way I would be able to pay my bills!
DOWN WITH THE UNIVERSITY OF DELAWARE AND COLLEGE!
Tank

Plano, TX

#54 Mar 22, 2010
I have an Associate of Science and a BS in Computer Science.(I'm a computer programmer). I graduated with a 3.5 GPA, and I've worked in retail management for high end boutiques for about four years. I like to consider myself fairly marketable. Seems to me everyone wants at least 2-5 years of experience for semi entry level positions. I applied to everywhere in the United States. I've even applied for IT positions that I am way OVERQUALIFIED for. No luck. Now, it seems even in retail, I am easily overlooked because they think I am overqualified for those positions as well.

I think college and its general role in society nowadays for most students is bullshit too. So don't tell me its because I have a worthless degree.
Eddie

Atlanta, GA

#55 May 31, 2010
Why don't you people try getting a degree that isn't so selfish? Gees, music education? Are you kidding me?
Eddie

Atlanta, GA

#56 May 31, 2010
IT too, is selfish. Gees, try getting a degree that helps people. The social sciences -- those are the degrees that bind.
Sara

Destrehan, LA

#57 May 31, 2010
You idiot, you can't get a job because you cant spell or proofread. You don't know how to use capital letters or correct punctuation! Go back to elementary school.
Harris wrote:
I graduated with an Honours in Finance, spent aroun 5 years in Univeristy, being an international student i had to pay around 70,000 dollars. I have a fourth month internship under my belt, a lot of volunteer experience and now i am looking for a job. I've been applying left and right and can't even seem to find a 10 dollar an hour Teller job. Apparently i probably need to get a Canadian Securities Certificate for a customer representative. Seriously! What good is a finance major if you still have to give your Canadian Securities exam and that to for a customer representative position.
I just don't understand what i need to do, i am so lost. If i never went to university and started working in Wal mart at 10 dollars an hour and within 5 years i would probably have become the store manager or something and earning close to 70,000 dollars instead of working in a Call Center right now helping people with their Blackberry smartphones for 10 bucks an hour.. I just feel so worthless and just completely lost. I really don't know what to do.. I had so many plans and ambitions before i joined Univeristy. University destroyed all those goals, ambitions and generally i used to be a very postive and optimistic person. Univeristy killed it all

Since: Jun 10

Location hidden

#58 Jun 26, 2010
Here's my story...
I was 23 years old and had been waiting tables in a restaurant for 2 years. EVERYONE kept telling me Go to College. Get a Degree. I'm sure plenty of you know what I'm talking about, pressure from family, friends, work associates, etc. etc. So I finally gave in, started looking into it, I mean what was I going to do?? Wait tables till I'm 40?? Screw that!! So I found a small Private College in a very cool area, small campus, a little expensive but it's a high class rich kids school in a really awesome area of the mountains with ski slopes and awesome bars, etc. I apply and since I'm 23 they let me in without any test or other stuff, all they need is my High School Transcript showing I did graduate. Next I looked into Financial Aid and filled out the FAFSA form for Federal Aid. Turns out I CAN get all these Pell Grants and Stafford Loans. I get excited because here's my chance, I can borrow money, go to college, get a degree and be a Real Person in society... SO I quit my job, Pack my stuff and move 150 miles away to attend this Private College.
I have to say things are good, I don't have to choose a major right away, the first 2 years are just lower level core classes. College IS FUN compared to working for a living! Here I am, 24 years old now, attending College with a bunch of Party Kids who are from very wealthy parents. I fit right in, meet an awesome girlfriend. My classes are somewhat easy for me, I was never dumb I always made good grades anyway in High School and College is even easier. I finally major in Business Communications (A new major the college offers) and I end up graduating in 4 years. This was back around 2004. I also end up marrying my girlfriend I met in college and meeting her was the ONE AWESOME THING that I got out of attending this school.
Anyway, Here I am, Newly Graduated (in 2004) with my Degree in Business Communications and a Married Man. I go out looking for jobs and what do I find... NOTHING. NO Company will hire me at all. I finally end up working as the assistant manager of a retail store. This job pays like $9.00 per hour.
I owe $52,000 in student loans and I'm making $9.00 per hour!! Over the next 2 years I try to find a better position but NOTHING. The truth is, unless you KNOW someone, it is nearly impossible to find a job. A Degree is NOT going to do anything for you unless you KNOW someone. I did finally land a halfway decent job as a supervisor for a big restaurant distribution company ONLY BECAUSE I use to work as a waiter in a restaurant!! The fact I worked in a restaurant is what got me the job!! NOT really my degree. Anyway this job paid $12.00 per hour!! I was like YEA! finally!! THEN THEY GO BANKRUPT in 2008... I got laid off along with everyone else.
Thankfully the IBR (Income Based Repayment) program came out in 2009 so I was able to reduce my student loan payments from around $450 a month to only about $70 a month!! Now at least I can afford to live.
The point is... A College degree is cool but you better enjoy your time in college, have some fun, meet a cool girl and hopefully hook up with her. I mean you better get SOMETHING out of going to college because that degree is NOT REALLY worth it. No Kidding.
I give up on humanity

United States

#59 Jun 29, 2010
Lonewolf wrote:
<quoted text>It's fairly obvious that you missed out on an education.
He's doing better than me and I have an Ivy League degree. I would rather have made money than get some miserable, worthless education. Real life message: Don't go to college.
I give up on humanity

United States

#60 Jun 29, 2010
man wrote:
they kicked me out of the 9th grade for doing drugs so i got my ged i make 20 dollars laying concrete only went to high school for 2 weeks
Good job. You did better than all of these suckers.

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