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    A friend of mine got a degree in Egyptian architecture and history over three years ago. As you might imagine with something that obscure, he has never been able to get a job. Heck, he may not even get interviews, not sure. The school basically has the expected "not our problem" attitude. He's falling behind on school loan payments, and the only thing the school has done is to tell him that if he goes back to get a PHD in his field, then the loan payments go on hold while he's back in school and for a while after. They also said if he refers any new students he gets some kind of stipend . I’m worried. Sounds like he might be getting into a pyramid scheme to me.

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    Originally posted by Carlos View Post
    A friend of mine got a degree in Egyptian architecture and history over three years ago. As you might imagine with something that obscure, he has never been able to get a job. Heck, he may not even get interviews, not sure. The school basically has the expected "not our problem" attitude. He's falling behind on school loan payments, and the only thing the school has done is to tell him that if he goes back to get a PHD in his field, then the loan payments go on hold while he's back in school and for a while after. They also said if he refers any new students he gets some kind of stipend . I’m worried. Sounds like he might be getting into a pyramid scheme to me.
    It seems like he should have got some advice before going to college instead of afterwards.
    Egyptian architecture. I'm sure that's someone everyone needs, esp. in the US. I wonder what his thinking was when he chose his major? Or was his education completely separated from any thoughts of a career?
    I mean, I feel sorry for him, but at the same time you want to smack him and say what were you thinking?



    Last edited by LCHIEN; 11-19-2019, 05:53 PM.
    Loring in Katy, TX USA
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    • #3
      Originally posted by Carlos View Post
      Sounds like he might be getting into a pyramid scheme to me.
      I'm pharaohly certain this is a joke.


      What kind music do mummies listen to? Wrap

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      • #4
        Oh. In that case, never mind.
        Loring in Katy, TX USA
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        • #5
          LOL, nobody suggested that he move back home and live with his mummy?

          Egyptian architecture
          pyramid scheme

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          • #6
            Sounded like a pyramid sort of game to me.

            But, then again, over the years I've run into some pretty educated people who had degrees that I thought were odd, considering what they were doing. Like we had a clerk/typist who had a BA in Greek Philosophy and one of our lab techs had a BA in "Fine Arts"... which might be okay, except in some labs, but this was a compressor mfg, research lab.

            I've got a friend who's son graduated this past spring with a BA in Fine Arts Photography.... he's been looking for a job since, and has yet found nothing. Last I heard he was in Europe hoping for a museum job.

            CWS
            Last edited by cwsmith; 11-20-2019, 08:50 PM.
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            • #7
              Jobs like that are hard to come by any more. They're ancient history.

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