Re: Begin Vent
I find the comments on advanced degrees interesting. I do some interviewing for my company. We like to hire new college graduates with minimal experience and the very few that we select, go into our Management Trainee Program with the hope that they will be ready to open a new Distribution Location for us in 3 to 5 years.
The graduates (or graduates-to-be) stop at our booth at the College Job Fair, and if interested, fill out an on-line application. Those that look promising, then are briefly phone interviewed. If that candidate passes muster and is in my Geography I am asked to have a face to face interview them. If I like them, they then go into a pool for a secondary interview and a few will get job offers.
What all these words lead to are, that without exception, everyone I have interviewed is caught between seriously looking for a job or considering Grad School. It seems to be accepted that a Bachelors degree is worthless and you must have an MBA (or Masters). What's next, a PhD to sell insulation?
I think that the job market is creating this atmosphere, but the schools promote it. The longer they keep you in school, the more revenue they derive and then you still come out as an unemployed MBA, saddled with monstrous debt.
"Remember the Ark was built by amateurs....Professionals built the Titanic"