Re[2]: What Degree Would You Get?

Subject: Re[2]: What Degree Would You Get?
From: "Arlen P. Walker" <Arlen -dot- P -dot- Walker -at- JCI -dot- COM>
Date: Fri, 7 Apr 1995 10:10:00 -0600

I've been waiting for someone to thank me for staying out of this thread this
time. :{>} As it hasn't happened <chorus of groans>:

On a more serious note, if
colleges and degrees were as powerful and important as we
have been lead to believe, than why is experience a more heavily
weighed factor when one is seeking employment?

Love to find a place that weighs experience as more important than a sheepskin.
Most places require a shhepskin before they'll even *look* at your experience.
Where is it you work at?

Yes, I'm all for education, and my sheep skin is hanging on the wall.

I am, too. That's why I don't have a sheepskin.

And what of the loss of revenue (that is rarely re-cooped) when
one interrupts an income stream to hit the university trail? Not
to say that money is the only motivator, but it is a strong factor.
But that, of course, needs to be weighed by each individual.

Amen, sister.

I do, however, question that with so much knowledge at our fingertips,
if universities are the best sources to dispense information and
how the rapid emmission of information will impact the way learn
in the future.

I do, too. We all have a wealth of information at our fingertips (a loud and
heartfelt "thank you" to any librarians who might be listening) and some of us
have no need to have it spoon-fed to us. I have, however, been heartened by the
fact that some educators have at least expressed an interest in finding out what
we are doing in the real world so they can attempt to add a soupcon (dratted
ASCII!) of reality to their programs.

Have fun,
Chief Managing Director In Charge, Department of Redundancy Department
DNRC 124

Arlen -dot- P -dot- Walker -at- JCI -dot- Com
In God we trust; all others must provide data.

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