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Student - in Business Administration, University of Cincinnati, College of Business

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Are colleges needed?

As a student in college I find myself constantly asking myself why I am actually here. I sit in classes I dont want to take, to learn things I will be re-taught when I enter the workforce, to get a degree that may not get me a job. I understand the value of education but why must people go to learn in a classroom where they could learn in practice.


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  • Oct 15 2013: I imagine for some things a college education is the best idea. College in my eyes has always seemed experience based compared to lectures in a university containing hundreds of students. For my profession (PR) I applied to an agency and told them that I would be studying PR for four more years and they were shocked. Degrees can never hurt credentials but today I believe experience is more important.

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