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  • #277052
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    camb0dianguy
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    “A Bachelor’s degree is becoming equivalent to a high school Diploma.” I’ve been hearing this very often lately and just wonder how others feel about this statement?

    #277066
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    Becuz anybody can get a college education nowadays and more competition. Nobody thinks you’re special anymore to have a degree, but it’s expected to get one. With all of the financial aid and colleges everywhere, what kind of person doesn’t go to college? It’s like how back in the old days, it was rare for even middle schoolers to get an education. Now everybody is supposed to have one. As society advances, what’s considered prestigious becomes the norm and expected. 10 years ago, if you’re a Khmer that went to college, that’s like wow. Nowadays, if u ain’t going, then what the F is wrong with you?

    #277076
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    I disagree. I don’t think that I like such a statement as “Bachelors Degree is the new high school diploma” as if it were a fashion statement (i.e. “gray is the new black”). Having a bachelors degree (regardless of field of study/major/university) never goes out of fashion…it’s permanent and stays with you for the rest of your life whether it be on resumes, profiles, CVs, through conversation, etc. In my opinion, it’s always cool. :)

    It shows commitment and responsibility to higher education and demonstrates that the individual is able to reach further beyond the high school diploma. I know that there is an increasing amount of people pursuing Masters/PhD but that should not take away from those who have taken the initiative to get a Bachelor’s Degree. Higher education is a challenging and competitive venture, so I applaud those who have done so.

    [Message last modified 01-11-2008 07:48am by MissDarina]

    #277087
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    it some cases, yea. depend on the major.

    the degree matter in two situation.

    1) your first job, they wanna see if you grad from college. But if a lot of ppl have it, you gotta make sure you are different than the other person to get accepted.

    Afterward the jobs and position you take mainly determine your experience not your degree

    2) Salary and position. Some company, in certain fields can’t promote you higher if you don’t have a degree. but if you already got the skillz to work for the company and got the higher promotion you can get without a degree and want to move up. The company ussually offer to help pay for the classes as long you maintain a certain gpa.

    #277097
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    cc7tnk
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    False, how often do you find a person with a HS diploma making between $60-$80k?

    #277107
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    RotaryBoy
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    but I know a lot of college grad with BS who makes under that.

    [i]Originally posted by cc7tnk[/i]
    False, how often do you find a person with a HS diploma making between $60-$80k?

    #277118
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    If people believe this, I feel sorry for people with just a HS Diploma. A Bachelor’s degree will always be a Bachelor’s degree, nothing more and nothing less.

    [i]Originally posted by camb0dianguy[/i]
    “A Bachelor’s degree is becoming equivalent to a high school Diploma.” I’ve been hearing this very often lately and just wonder how others feel about this statement?

    #277129
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    I3ig_Machine
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    I’m not saying it in a fashion sense. I’m saying that it’s becoming like how high school use to be. High school use to be a rare opportunity that only a few got a chance to experience. As society and technology advance, high school has become the norm and expected. High school is something that even the poorest person can achieve. Nowadays, you can’t get anywhere without high school.

    It is becoming the same with college where everybody has the opportunity to go to college. There’s really no reason for a person to not go to college. There are no shortage of poor of single mothers in college. The only reason why one may not go is that they just don’t want to. With so many people going to college, it too has become the norm and expected. Before, to get a so so job, all you need was a high school degree. Nowadays, to get that same so so job, you need a college education. There are so many college graduates out there competing for so so jobs…why they gonna choose a high school graduate?

    I’m sure that has to be one of the reasons why you got a Master’s degree, right? I read that more ppl are pursuing a master’s degree. A bachelor’s degree is just not going to cut it becuz there is so much competition.

    [i]Originally posted by MissDarina[/i]
    I disagree. I don’t think that I like such a statement as “Bachelors Degree is the new high school diploma” as if it were a fashion statement (i.e. “gray is the new black”). Having a bachelors degree (regardless of field of study/major/university) never goes out of fashion…it’s permanent and stays with you for the rest of your life whether it be on resumes, profiles, CVs, through conversation, etc. In my opinion, it’s always cool. :)

    It shows commitment and responsibility to higher education and demonstrates that the individual is able to reach further beyond the high school diploma. I know that there is an increasing amount of people pursuing Masters/PhD but that should not take away from those who have taken the initiative to get a Bachelor’s Degree. Higher education is a challenging and competitive venture, so I applaud those who have done so.

    [Message last modified 01-11-2008 07:48am by MissDarina]

    #277140
    Avatar of I3ig_Machine
    I3ig_Machine
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    Also, just one more thing. I am not devaluing a bachelor’s degree. I think a bachelor’s degree in itself is the same or better over the years. I’m mostly talking about the increasing number of people pursuing it and the competition for jobs. If you want a better job and stay ahead, then you have to do something else to keep yourself ahead.

    Especially now, I think kids are smarter than adults for the first time in human history. They have computers and the internet at a young age. With a few keystrokes, they have more information than most adults have in their lifetimes. These are the ppl we have to compete against. They take lower pay too.

    #277151
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    MissDarina
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    [i]Originally posted by I3ig_Machine[/i]
    I’m not saying it in a fashion sense. I’m saying that it’s becoming like how high school use to be. High school use to be a rare opportunity that only a few got a chance to experience. As society and technology advance, high school has become the norm and expected. High school is something that even the poorest person can achieve. Nowadays, you can’t get anywhere without high school.

    It is becoming the same with college where everybody has the opportunity to go to college. There’s really no reason for a person to not go to college. There are no shortage of poor of single mothers in college. The only reason why one may not go is that they just don’t want to. With so many people going to college, it too has become the norm and expected. Before, to get a so so job, all you need was a high school degree. Nowadays, to get that same so so job, you need a college education. There are so many college graduates out there competing for so so jobs…why they gonna choose a high school graduate?

    I’m sure that has to be one of the reasons why you got a Master’s degree, right? I read that more ppl are pursuing a master’s degree. A bachelor’s degree is just not going to cut it becuz there is so much competition.

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    [i]Originally posted by MissDarina[/i]
    I disagree. I don’t think that I like such a statement as “Bachelors Degree is the new high school diploma” as if it were a fashion statement (i.e. “gray is the new black”). Having a bachelors degree (regardless of field of study/major/university) never goes out of fashion…it’s permanent and stays with you for the rest of your life whether it be on resumes, profiles, CVs, through conversation, etc. In my opinion, it’s always cool. :)

    It shows commitment and responsibility to higher education and demonstrates that the individual is able to reach further beyond the high school diploma. I know that there is an increasing amount of people pursuing Masters/PhD but that should not take away from those who have taken the initiative to get a Bachelor’s Degree. Higher education is a challenging and competitive venture, so I applaud those who have done so.

    [Message last modified 01-11-2008 07:48am by MissDarina]

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    I see your point. Thank you for the clarification.

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