A New Paradigm – The American Dream (Universal Fantasy)

I remember as a young child my parents instilled in me the importance of education. I can remember after-school specials and icons like Bill Cosby encouraging kids to continue to seek higher education. This is the ticket to the “American Dream“, they proclaimed. Go to College, get a good job, buy a nice home, have kids, and retire.

Ten years ago, a college education opened doors or the lack of a college degree closed them.I remember interviewing with a company multiple times for one position thinking that I was the selected candidate. Unfortunately I was told I didn’t get the position because I didn’t have a bachelor’s degree.  My experience and my A.A.S was no match for another candidate with less experience but a four year degree. I didn’t have the family wealth needed to fund my education so I worked full-time, accepted student loans, and completed my bachelor’s degree.  By the time I finished, I had over 10 years of experience, therefore; in order to climb the “career ladder”, I have to obtain a master degree.  Unfortunately, my master’s degree isn’t from a Ivy league school, so I guess I bought a lemon!

Related Info
The New American Dream
http://blog.penelopetrunk.com/2006/06/26/how-to-reach-the-new-american-dream/

Education as a Gateway
http://briankim.net/blog/2006/08/top-10-reasons-why-college-graduates-cant-get-a-job/
http://theweek.com/article/index/214400/is-education-the-next-bubble

Climbing the Corporate Ladder
http://www.time.com/time/nation/article/0,8599,1967580,00.html
http://www.michaelpage.com/content/113-how-to-climb-the-corporate-ladder.html http://businesswomenclimbingthecorporatela.blogspot.com/

About Tmh.Writer

I am a writer that thinks outside of the box. I am interested in Romance, SciFi, Reality TV, Technology, Science, and Comedy.

Posted on May 14, 2011, in Short Anecdotes. Bookmark the permalink. 1 Comment.

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