Black People : Value of Education?

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  1. Qatavia

    Qatavia Well-Known Member MEMBER

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    Value of Education?



    Does a college education really prepare you for life in the "real world?"


    Let's discuss.
     
  2. ShemsiEnTehuti

    ShemsiEnTehuti Well-Known Member MEMBER

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    Not really. It is only a nominal piece of paper to open a few doors. The rest is through networking, gaining standout or valued experience, and perhaps just knowing how to work the system (mastering politics).

    People told me while in school that I was going to have jobs literally thrown at me since my Bachelors is in Computer Engineering and my Masters is in Electrical Engineering. However, it is a fulltime job just looking for a job, and it can literally take a month, 2 months, or more to find the right one. Once you get the job, you then have to prove yourself through the ways I mentioned above. Sometimes, you don't actually "prove" anything at all in the "real world". Sometimes it is just knowing the right people, or knowing the right strings to pull to advance your career or business ventures.
     
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