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re: Would you hire a person who has a liberal arts degree?


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You're a whopping eight years or so older than most college kids and you're bitching about how "kids are brought up nowadays"?
There is a generation gap in there. Something you didn't pick up on. I was right on the cusp of the computer/nintendo age. It wasn't really that big for us growing up. We didn't sit in our rooms all day playing Need for Speed. Hell, I didn't even take a test on a computer until I was 24






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StinkBait72
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re: Would you hire a person who has a liberal arts degree?


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maybe an engineering one. And even that is a stretch if you have the basics of math and, depending on your area, thermodynamics or physics down you can probably start at an entry level position and do fine with some on-the-job training.


I don't think you understand the responsibility that comes with being an engineer. There is a reason every state requires engineers to have a degree from an accredited university with very strict curriculum requirements.

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Figuring out how to solve open ended problems is a skill for a multitude of jobs, and I can guarantee that many LA degrees, including English, put a strong emphasis on open ended thinking. More so than Engineering.


This can be said for every profession, but most don't have the added pressure of "to safeguard life, health and property, and to
promote the public welfare" legally tied to everything they do.



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Freauxzen
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I don't think you understand the responsibility that comes with being an engineer. There is a reason every state requires engineers to have a degree from an accredited university with very strict curriculum requirements.



I do. I have a lifetime engineer father and I myself was once a burgeoning engineer.

But the point is

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entry level position


Where, most likely, people's lives aren't solely on your shoulders.

Everything else should come in training. Including responsibility and more opportunities for certification. That's not the job of the college institution.

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This can be said for every profession, but most don't have the added pressure of "to safeguard life, health and property, and to
promote the public welfare" legally tied to everything they do.


Except the world was fine before the "Engineering Degree" rose. We still created things, we still built and designed vessels, bridges, and tankers. I'm not singling out engineering, the same can be said for many degrees.



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