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My father took me along to visit one of his clients...

the summer before I went to UVA. The man owned a company and his newly college graduate son was working there. My father asked him to give me some advice for my own college experience. His response: "It's a four year country club, enjoy it while you can." I did.

The two greatest values of an undergraduate experience are:
1) Getting admitted. This immediately ranks you in society and logs you into an existing professional network.
2) Getting the degree. This shows you can do the work and provides a cya for lazy hiring managers.

What your grades are, what you actually learned have zero import. Even less import once you sign up for your first job.

Colleges exist for social stratification. Anything you learn there can be learned somewhere else for less and just as easily.

(In response to this post by Mg234)

Posted: 05/19/2020 at 12:12PM


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