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(Slate)   Subby has applied for 276 jobs at the state university that granted him a Masters Degree and gotten less than a handful of applications for his trouble. Can we not label it a "diploma mill" as well?   (slate.com) divider line 21
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2014-07-05 02:41:01 AM
Sorry that your non-STEM major is worthless, and that you did not possess the mental fortitude prior, during, or after garnering your degree to realize that.
 
2014-07-05 03:53:34 AM

Meesterjojo: Sorry that your non-STEM major is worthless, and that you did not possess the mental fortitude prior, during, or after garnering your degree to realize that.

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Yeah, and I'm sure you're so much smarter.  Lol.
 
2014-07-05 08:22:35 AM
so.... you have "applied for 276 jobs... and gotten a handful of applications" for your trouble, subby?

I think I see your problem, snowflake.
 
2014-07-05 08:30:51 AM
why would you expect the university to have jobs for you?  The ratio of professors to students is like 1 to 50, so unless they're quitting or dying at an enormous rate, a job probably isn't going to open up.

My school did have a special program for special people to help clean up litter on campus though.  Subby might be more qualified for that.
 
2014-07-05 10:02:37 AM
Oh, NOES! Somebody is going to have to get McJob. Welcome to the real world, sunshine.
 
2014-07-05 10:08:08 AM
I'm guessing subby was not a math major. The university where I work hands out almost 3000 baccalaureate degrees every year. They have about 100 jobs posted, including things like custodians and groundskeepers.
 
2014-07-05 10:27:19 AM
The internet is great.

I am a minister, a jedi, i have a certificate that says the pitbulls i breed for fighting are actually service dogs, I have a doctorate in gunsmithing and i have double 0 standing with british secret service.
 
2014-07-05 10:41:53 AM
I think subby missed the point of the article. I'm also impressed that subby was able to keep track of all those applications...I lost track after 30 :-(
 
2014-07-05 10:44:10 AM
A Masters Degree in what?
 
2014-07-05 10:47:26 AM
The degree is great but I am sure you missed noticing the fine on each of those job postings that included a line something like '3 to 5 years experience preferred'.
I mean - it is a college. What the heck makes you think they would be willing to actually train you at your job?

Once you are done with paying them for an eduction they are done with you until you are actually worth something...
 
2014-07-05 11:06:16 AM
Wouldn't you get the message after 275 rejections? Or 3?
 
2014-07-05 11:09:37 AM
Sorry Skippy.  You are going to have to grow up and join the adult world and leave college.
 
2014-07-05 11:14:18 AM
A friend of my family resigned his Professor seat at a local small college in order to take a position at a for-profit university. He was hired to start a new program for them, he wrote his syllabus for his class, submitted his notes for teaching the class and his daily lesson plan. He picked out the textbooks and wrote the test questions and suggested what he would quiz on every week.

The For-Profit thanked him for all of his hard work then fired him before he sat in a classroom. Turns out, they never had a classroom for him. He entirely wrote one of the higher-level english classes for them, they took it and slapped it onto an online course without any compensation. Bastards.
 
2014-07-05 01:44:22 PM

Giltric: The internet is great.

I am a minister, a jedi, i have a certificate that says the pitbulls i breed for fighting are actually service dogs, I have a doctorate in gunsmithing and i have double 0 naught standing with british secret service.


FTFM

/pet peeve
 
2014-07-05 02:04:55 PM

Meesterjojo: Sorry that your non-STEM major is worthless, and that you did not possess the mental fortitude prior, during, or after garnering your degree to realize that.


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Mike_LowELL: Meesterjojo: Sorry that your non-STEM major is worthless, and that you did not possess the mental fortitude prior, during, or after garnering your degree to realize that.

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Yeah, and I'm sure you're so much smarter.  Lol.


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2014-07-05 02:34:34 PM
Note to self: don't hate-submit articles to fark. And don't expect the admins to see your corrected headline.
 
2014-07-05 03:14:06 PM

Fark It: A Masters Degree in what?


Baiting Farkers.
 
2014-07-05 05:54:02 PM
You probably should have gone with electrical engineering over advanced underwater basket weaving.
 
2014-07-05 06:51:43 PM
Those who can't do, teach.  Those who can't teach work in administration.

Setting your sights a bit low, subby.
 
2014-07-05 10:59:45 PM

semiotix: Meesterjojo: Sorry that your non-STEM major is worthless, and that you did not possess the mental fortitude prior, during, or after garnering your degree to realize that.

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Mike_LowELL: Meesterjojo: Sorry that your non-STEM major is worthless, and that you did not possess the mental fortitude prior, during, or after garnering your degree to realize that.

Submitted links approved: None

Yeah, and I'm sure you're so much smarter.  Lol.

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The only way to win is not to play.

/or be an admin and approve your pun links.
// no, it's not to play.
 
2014-07-06 07:08:26 AM

Shaggy_C: Those who can't do, teach.  Those who can't teach work in administration.

Setting your sights a bit low, subby.




Very few colleges will hire a Masters-level candidate for a teaching job.

Second, two years of graduate education with (often) minimal project work is not a ticket to any new job anywhere...it does not make you more employable.

You need to focus on one niche set of jobs that are addressed by you degree and hammer on getting there. Unpaid internships are not uncommon. The advantages to a degree are only more apparent after you get some experience, and that ain't the school's problem. To be fair though, many schools offer internship partnerships in industry. Those are valuable.
 
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