Is A College Degree A Waste Of Money? 20/20 Says For Many Americans, YES!

We all know a college degree is not cheap. But, what if you found out your diploma was potentially overpriced for the amount of time AND money you spent getting it? A recent 20/20 segment sheds some harsh reality on the real return on the investment in a college education for some Americans. This is a must-watch segment for high school students, college students and recent grads - as well as their parents. At CAREEREALISM, we've been stressing the following for a while: College teaches you everything EXCEPT how to get the job. This video confirms it.

Is A College Degree A Waste Of Money?

CLICK HERE to watch and learn. Then, come back and post your thoughts. A) Was your college degree worth it? B) What can today's grads do to make the most of their investment in a college education?

When most people think of Nike, they think of shoes, retail stores, and, of course, athletes. That's all true, but there's more. Behind Nike's walls, you'll find the doers and thinkers who design, create, and innovate every day. There are also data scientists who discover and leverage athlete insights to create the future of sport.

You might be surprised to learn about the impact you can have in Data & Analytics at Nike versus at a major tech giant. Nike employees get to work on a wide array of challenges, so if you're obsessed with math, science, computers, and/or data, and you love sport, these stories may inspire you to work at Nike.

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Employee loyalty is something every company longs for. It's estimated employee turnover costs as much as 130-200% of an employee's salary. When a talented, knowledgeable, trained employee leaves, it's bad for business. And, when lots of them leave, it can be the kiss of death.

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If you saw our first video, you might have heard about the interview situation one of our viewers, Remi submitted. He was in an interview and was asked the question: How many cows are there in Canada right now? - What a weird question but this is a technique that some hiring managers are using these days.

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If you saw our first video, you might have heard about the awkward situation one of our viewers, Kevin submitted. He is a college student who's working a part time job to make ends meet. The manager/owner of the company has become a micro-manager who watches him work on camera and reads his company emails. A bit over the top wouldn't you say?

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