Ok, I made that last part up but he may as well have said it. We were all thinking it. Philosophy? What is a dumb 18year old kid thinking dropping 36large to major in Philosophy? Are there paying jobs where you sit at a desk and philosophize? Unless you major in something that rewards you with a marketable skill, you and your parents are better off with you going to a two year Tech. school.
Sunday, May 30, 2010
4.0 GPA in Philosophy = $6.25/hour at McDonald's
It's graduation time again. Time to reflect on 4 years of hard work and preparation for life. Or if you got a philosophy degree, it's time for you to wonder where your life took such a wrong turn and time for your parents to prepare your bedroom for you to move back into.....
Purdue University alumnus Nick Enlow listed his 2008 diploma on eBay (EBAY) this week with a starting bid of $36,000. Enlow has said that his philosophy degree has not given him the means to earn enough income to cover his $470 per month obligations to Sallie Mae.
The dean of Purdue's College of Liberal Arts, Irwin Weiser, suggested these dubious uses for a liberal arts degree....
".....However, studying any of the disciplines in the arts, humanities, or social sciences prepares students to be successful because they learn to think creatively, critically and ethically, and to communicate what they think effectively.....and that'll come in handy making change for happy meals at McDonald's."