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University Degree's

Discussion in 'Jokes and Humour' started by ward_4e, May 29, 2006.

  1. The graduate with a science degree asks, "Why does it work?"
    The graduate with an engineering degree asks, "How does it work?"
    The graduate with an accounting degree asks, "How much will it cost?"
    The graduate with an arts degree asks, "Do you want fries with that?"

  2. :LOL: :LOL:
    I'm sending that to a few particular friends right now

    What does the student with the IT degree say??
    ....Nothing there too busy playing WOW and posting on forums instead of doing the work :LOL:
  3. too true, your better off going to tafe than doing a fcuking arts degree. mind you a science degree wont always get you into a top paying job
  4. Dead on and I've never ben happier...what a gig! :LOL:
  5. I'm with you!:LOL:
  6. lol.

    Im flat out today, So many forums, such short working hours :grin: :grin:

  7. HAHHAHAHAH... Edzachery right!

    Arts degrees are dumb... they are viewed by most as "the degree for people who have zero direction in their life".... That should be there motto......... I think my work refuses to employ people with arts degrees... not one of us has one... Of course.... maybe thats a coincidence though :wink: :wink: :wink: .

    Mind you I dont even have mine yet... :cry:
  8. Since we're paying out on arts degree's... i'll have to see if i can get a photo of the toilet graffiti in the Archy building at Melb Uni.
    There's an arrow pointing to the toilet roll holder with big words saying...

    :grin: :LOL: :LOL:
  9. Funny that - as someone with separate qualifications in IT and management (including post-grad) I have to say the most effective and useful stuff was what I learnt in studying arts subjects like history/politics.

    Not so much the content - although that has been useful in understanding ideas and working out what was bullsh1t :wink: but these studies taught me how to write and express my ideas effectively and also taught me how to actually research. Far more effectively than anything I encountered in my MBA studies - IT doesn't really teach anything beyond IT - interesting and useful if you're working in IT though it is :LOL:

    In fact, the most effective and succesful students doing an MBA or other postgrad work are generally those who have studied Arts at some stage. Not necessarily those with a BA but those who have included optional Arts subjects as part of their undergraduate course.

    Without that sort of background then I'd be stuffed when it came to putting together a report that was acceptable to Senior Management.

    Interestingly most major US Universities insist on a basic arts degree before you go on to study any specialisation.

    If you want purely vocational skills based stuff - TAFE is a lot better than many University courses. Longer term though, if you need to be able to communicate, research and write - then you won't get that from an IT or even a Science or Engineering course (not to the level that an Arts course will do it).

    Of course Engineers won't agree with that - they consider Engineers are experts at everything :LOL: :p

    Anyway - In Australia Science and Architecture graduates are the ones most likely to be asking "do you want fries with that?" :LOL: :LOL: Right before they book their ticket out of the country to somewhere that appreciates them... :roll:

  10. i think that's a gross generalisation, my mate with an arts degree works at video easy, so there's loads of career options available :p
  11. yes well we are experts at everything...... :p

    Must admit though that my writing skills, unless from a purely technical point of view are not that great....... and most engineers are bad at most forms of cummunication, which makes the ones that can cummunicate even better.
  12. :popcorn:

    I'm so going to hell with the it crowd at work over this thread... I love it.. :LOL:
    Oh and funny enough all of them are Lv60 WOW'ers... :shock: :LOL: either that or ever-crack, :LOL:
  13. So why else would they get into IT - just pray there's no BOFH there :twisted: .
  14. Pfffft @ that....

    I worked it out early.

    The harder you work at school, the "better" a degree you get into. The "better" the degree, the harder you have to work to finish it, after which you'll get your first "prestigious" job. Lawyer, doctor, whatever.

    Lawyers and doctors work their arses off and get paid shit-all for the first several years of their career. If they can put up with the long hours and hard work, they start making some coin but it seldom eventuates in fewer hours.

    I enjoyed myself and stuffed around in school and uni, came out with an Arts degree and have never found it hard to get decent-paying, 40 hour work.

    The piece of paper is all you need, get the easiest one you can and off you go.

    Bonus points if you learn something along the way that you actually give a shit about.
  15. Mind you - this thread was obviously not started by an English graduate... :LOL:

    It should be University Degrees - without the apostrophe (')... :p :p
  16. Or maybe you could just be good at expressing yourself and at presenting yourself and get a good job without a piece of paper that entitles you to a job at Video Easy.....
  17. This is a common misconception. Most teachers are Bach of Arts - dip ed and they fill one of the most important roles in society. I also know a few museum curators who did Bach and later Masters and PHD of Fine Arts who're now getting paid over 200k per annum.
  18. geez someone like myself :)
    Commerce and Computer Science in my case
    and I have to agree with you

    in my 3 decades of my career I have never found anyone who has done an MBA ...who thinks 'better'.
    The funny thing is...they get paid more for doing just that. :shock:
  19. But then you'd want to be after spending more than 10 years at uni..

    I completed an apprenticeship, then tafe certificate, then science degree, and would have to say that the degree was most valuable to me for the writing and communication skills that form a vital part of most well paying jobs.

    Friends of mine that hold arts degrees have found it extremely difficult to find related work.
  20. +1

    i like your style, i know my share of doctors and lawyers and imo they've sacrificed to much (their youth for one) for the end reward. each to their own of course, but that's not me. :)