The article contains so LITTLE information. I have never heard of Monroe. If it IS one of those technical colleges, I would be interested to know more about its marketing materials. Because frankly a few of the commercials DO make it sound like a degree from their fine scam...er...school is a ticket to the good life. Most of us know such representations are hot air. But I could imagine someone...say the child of a recent immigrant...who might take those representations at face value.
Otherwise, however, I agree with the general opinion on this thread. My hope was always that my degree would at least get me an interview. From that point, the rest was up to me. But it is darned hard to get ahead if you can't get in front of a live human being so they can see your value.
I'd like to know what her GPA is? If it's not a 4.0, she's got really no one to blame but herself. Seriously, your input determines what you will get after college. Where is she looking for jobs, too? That's the key to success. Information technology is a growing field. She is probably not looking hard enough for a job, and wants the easy way out.
This is the kind of person that makes hard-working college students like me look like parasites to society. She has it pretty easy for her major, which there is a growing demand for people. I think she's just trying to milk the system.
Title is somewhat misleading, since she didn't go to a standard "4-year" college/university. Its hard to tell details from the article, but I believe that Monroe is one of those tech schools that advertises the fact that it helps it's student's find work after school. If that's the case, then her law suit could have merit.
It's not like she's suing a private liberal arts school because she can't find work with a BA in English.
You know, I have attended a good university (in my humble opinion) and a bad university (faculty politics soiled all), so I can totally see where she is coming from if her education was hindered due to inter-faculty bickering, but if they did their jobs, she's looking for someone to blame & that is just pathetic.
This story is ridiculous! What an idiot. She graduated in April! Why not look for a job BEFORE you graduate? Also, she is blaming the school for basically not finding a job for her...wtf? I bet she'll never find a job now! This is how our recent grads act? omg help us!
Cool. I've had this icon since the beginning. I like it too much to change it. And while I love L and his awesomeness, there's just something about Kira's arrogant douchiness that gets me all hot and bothered. Mmmm, Kira.
Utterly ridiculous, however I am very interested in seeing how this will play out in the courts. I reckon if she fares rather well, there is be quite a number of people filing suit against their former universities, but more so, people filing against rubbish 'colleges' such as: Full Sail, University of Phoenix, etc.
Boohooohoo.......she got her degree- that's what she paid for. It's not the colleges fault she can't find a job. Yes, they are a racket- when I hear college tuition is 50k a year- anyone that stupid deserves to be fleeced. You can get an education just as well for 10k a year. It's like some people will only buy Kraft macaroni n' cheese, and some will stick with the generic store brand- quality is identical, price is much cheaper.
So Kraft Mac & Cheese is the "luxury" option, in this analogy?
I'm sure somewhere in america right now, people are spending $25 a plate for gourmet mac & cheese at some fancy restaurant. My point? Its unfortunately true that spending more on your education actually means something.
Yeah, some people spend a TON and go to Harvard, some spend a LOT and go to a private college or university, some spend a LITTLE and go to a state school, and some spend VERY LITTLE and go to a community college. They all might all graduate having learned the same stuff, equal to each other in basic education and IQ, but the Ivy-League-educated folks are simply going to have an easier time finding quality employment after they graduate. That's what they're paying out the nose for.
Unfortunately, that's the way this country operates. If you are rich and can get yourself into an Ivy League school, you will have way more opportunities in life because people throw opportunities at rich people at a much higher rate than they do for us normal folks! It doesn't even matter if you do WELL at said Ivy League school - If you graduate from Yale with a "C" average, you'll get better jobs than if you graduate from Florida State with honors.
Proof? Check our last president's college transcript.