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(National Journal)   Texas experiments with a $10,000 bachelor's degree, accepting advanced placement credit for sheep shearing   (nationaljournal.com) divider line 6
    More: Spiffy, Texas, bachelor's degrees, Rick Perry, cost curve, federal student loans, University of Texas at Arlington, Tarrant County, University of Texas  
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2012-11-26 10:15:35 AM  
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Employers for the most part don't give a flying FARK what your GPA was, What Frat or Sorority you were in, what clubs you were in, DO YOU HAVE A PIECE OF PAPER??
Good, check, move on.
They also don't care if you spent $5,000 or $150,000 for your piece of parchment. THAT, my friends is YOUR problem.
LEARN THIS, KNOW THIS, LIVE THIS.
Unless you're from Duke, Hah-vard- or Yale or some such. They you're %1 and all of this is irreverent cause Daddy will pay for skool
2012-11-26 11:32:10 AM  
2 votes:
I currently have around 15 employees.

These are IT Consultants who work on large (Fortune 500) company's software implementations, etc.

I don't give a fark if they finished college. About half of them did not, but they DO have the ability to think through problems. Overall the employees as a whole are well above average and there's no distinction between the ones with degrees vs. the ones without.

It's probably been over 5 years since any of our customers stated a consultant had to have a college degree as well.
2012-11-26 02:20:56 PM  
1 votes:

Edward Rooney Dean of Students: Deep Contact: So just put down 3.84, no one checks.

Yes, they do. And with more than a phone call for a lot of jobs. They want the official transcript.


The official transcript, that's funny.
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2012-11-26 12:37:48 PM  
1 votes:

Edward Rooney Dean of Students: Deep Contact: So just put down 3.84, no one checks.

Yes, they do. And with more than a phone call for a lot of jobs. They want the official transcript.


Then get good grades, problem solved.

/GPA affects your first job. After that, it's all about performance.
//worked my way from a philosophy degree to a current fantastic job at an awesome IT company
///bootsrappy
2012-11-26 10:35:13 AM  
1 votes:
If this leads to more Texans being educated, then that will lead to fewer Teahadists and Texas would become a swing state much sooner than expected.

I knew Perry was a RINO!
2012-11-26 10:29:23 AM  
1 votes:

Rostin: ChipNASA: Employers for the most part don't give a flying FARK what your GPA was, What Frat or Sorority you were in, what clubs you were in, DO YOU HAVE A PIECE OF PAPER??
Good, check, move on.
They also don't care if you spent $5,000 or $150,000 for your piece of parchment. THAT, my friends is YOUR problem.
LEARN THIS, KNOW THIS, LIVE THIS.
Unless you're from Duke, Hah-vard- or Yale or some such. They you're %1 and all of this is irreverent cause Daddy will pay for skool

Almost every entry level job I've applied to has had a minimum GPA requirement. Back before I returned to school and I was on the other side of the interviewing table, I certainly cared, and my boss cared even more. The advice you are giving is dangerous and wrong, at least for engineering students.


So just put down 3.84, no one checks.
 
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