In my case it was a rip-off, because I am now to educated for my area. No one will hire me.
I went to college for Animation, and media. I got a BFA. Before the economy fell. The hire out rate for my fellow students after graduation was close to 100%. When the economy went bust. It dropped drastically. Now my industry expects a BFA and 3 years of industry experience.
What that leaves me is trying to find other work outside of my degree. That is hard when most people will not hire me because of my level of education. I am viewed as a threat to he person hiring me.
This is why:
1. I am considered a flight risk. If I am hired. The mangers think I will jump ship the minute I find a higher paying job in my industry.
2. I am viewed as a threat to the boss. In the area I live. Most mangers have a 2 year degrees or less. The view me because of my education. As a threat to their job.
3. Expectations to payed me. This is one that I also get a lot. They don’t even ask me what I expect to be payed. They assume I expect to be payed 50,000 a year. At this point I want to be payed for something. Instead of what I am being payed for now, that is nothing.
This video also talks about cost from college. My issue is they are only referring to public sector colleges. Now like me. Even tho I am not working like I want. I felt my education at the commercial college, was well worth it.
For one commercial colleges don’t have tenure. The teachers can be fired for not teaching. For abusing their students. Or just being idiots. What ever form that takes.
The teachers are payed to be in the class room and be available for contact after class hours. I could e-mail any of my teachers at any time, and ask anything class related. I would get a quick replay from these e-mails.
Commercial colleges also in my case. All of the teachers had industry experience. The classes are not theory. You get real world examples. Real world stories. Unlike most of these non-comercel colleges. Were most of it is theory. As the teachers before teaching had no exprience in the industries they are teaching.
Even now I am getting my MBA at a Commercial college. I have been happy with it so far. One neat thing. All those who teach at this college have to have a PHD or better. This is on top of having industry experience in the areas they are teaching.
Most master level courses at the so called University. Your lucky if you even get a professor. Most of the time it is a teachers aid, another student.
Now for you what do you think?
John Stossel - Is College A Rip-off?
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