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Vishus
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P: 05/08/2021 15:37 EST
    University of British Columbia, Canada. Bachelor of Human Kinetics. 2012 grad.  
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Matt_tfc
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P: 05/08/2021 20:16 EST
   
EmotionallyDisturbedParakeet wrote:
Matt_tfc wrote:
I went to Santa Rosa Junior College, UC Berkeley and UC Irvine over a seven year period. To sum it up, Associate of Arts(AA-Transfer), BA in Political Science and a minor in History and Economics. I was going to continue my education and go down the Business route but during my time at UC Irvine I was living with family and helping them build a house from the ground up. I ended up being bit by the real estate bug and got a RE license. No, I don't plan on returning to school.
Are you a broker? Iirc you also are doing the landlord thing.
I worked for brokers, never was one.
  
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Boo Boo
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P: 05/08/2021 20:30 EST
E: 05/08/2021 20:30 EST
   
Ignorant_Florist wrote:
I suppose I should mention that I am a graduate of the school of hard knocks.
That can be a pretty valuable education....as long as you choose to learn from it...
  
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Ignorant_Florist
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P: 05/08/2021 21:01 EST
    Well, considering I'm still alive, and have a decent control over my vices....

Yeah, I've learned a lot of lessons from people who didn't live through their experiences.
  
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JiK MAZZ
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P: 05/08/2021 22:59 EST
   
Help wrote:
Good years to go to Rutgers, only time they had a solid football team with coach Greg Schiano and RB Ray Rice.
My freshman year they were 1-11 I think. It was a joke. But my last semester they were top 25. I still have the student newspaper from the day after they beat #3 Louisville.
  
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Boo Boo
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P: 05/09/2021 02:49 EST
   
Ignorant_Florist wrote:
Well, considering I'm still alive, and have a decent control over my vices....

Yeah, I've learned a lot of lessons from people who didn't live through their experiences.
There ya go!
  
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EnginGhent
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P: 05/09/2021 09:54 EST
E: 05/09/2021 09:55 EST
   
-[IBSC]-iLluSiON- wrote:
academia has a stick up its ass and it also costs a lot of money.
True, and true.

-[IBSC]-iLluSiON- wrote:
At the end of the day, a Bachelor's degree is worth shit now.
False.
  
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-[IBSC]-iLluSiON-
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P: 05/09/2021 16:38 EST
    I respectfully (sort of) disagree. I just think it's not as valuable as it was 20+ years ago.   
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straightcashhomie
P: 05/09/2021 16:45 EST
    Best Public University in the World.   
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PapaPup
P: 05/09/2021 17:49 EST
   
Help wrote:
PapaPup wrote:
New here but thought I would jump in... I went to school for geology at Northeastern University, then got an MS degree from the University of Florida. I work as a geologist and also teach a university course part time (about my job).
Go Gators!!! I was raised on the Gators. Even though i went to LSU, I’m still a gator at heart.
I was getting an online degree from UFL so I didn't really get too excited about the Gators. But I will still say it for you... Go Gators. :P
  
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Murf
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P: 05/09/2021 19:29 EST
    Oldest is off to University of Florida in the fall. #6 ranked public in the country right now, hard to pass up as a Florida resident and she also has a Bright scholarship - tuition 100% covered.  
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Help
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P: 05/09/2021 20:12 EST
    Cool! I knew Florida is always ranked high for public universities by the Princeton review, but didn’t know it was that high. Does she have a major in mind or undecided. My oldest which is finishing up her junior year in high school has no clue.  
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Murf
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P: 05/10/2021 08:27 EST
    Unf she has no clue which makes it even more desirable. She applied to and was getting into places like BU, William & Mary, Villanova, Syracuse, U of M but it didnt make sense at 300K ish for an undecided undergraduate degree.  
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EnginGhent
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P: 05/10/2021 10:02 EST
   
-[IBSC]-iLluSiON- wrote:
I respectfully (sort of) disagree. I just think it's not as valuable as it was 20+ years ago.
It's a formal education, from an accredited university - that teaches critical thinking, responsibility, focused and dedicated effort.

While it's true the information lives online, and can be learned online - that expensive piece of paper provides indicates a threshold of rationale thinking.

Not a guarantee, though by and large a very valuable data-set. I'm a hiring manager, have looked at literally thousands of candidates, and have literally interviewed hundreds of them.

There are always outliers, though formal education (in general) has a strong correlation to higher quality candidates.

No wrong or right, and appreciate/respect the disagreement, though just providing my perspective.

  
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-[IBSC]-iLluSiON-
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P: 05/10/2021 10:19 EST
    All valid points. Since you're a hiring manager, you obviously must deal with this kind of stuff much more than your average person so I appreciate your input.
You're right, though; I should not come down so hard on what a Bachelor's Degree represents these days.
I currently work in an industry where having a 4 year degree is not a requirement as an entry point, though I would presume it helps.
I'm just at the point where I'm taking continuing education courses and getting certificates and credentials for my job, but as I'm doing this I find I'm always thinking about a formal education and obtaining my Master's and going back to a University, whether online or in person. But, as we all know, sometimes life happens. Constant juggle of challenges, priorities, and emotions. Sprinkle in a little depression or anxiety and seeing that Master's degree happen seems further and further away. But we can all have goals.
  
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