Why it certainly has its place in corporate, I don’t want to denigrate its value. That said, who really benefit and where does it matters most? I am of the opinion it is paper to which shows you were competent and discipline enough to complete something … Statistics show the graduate rates are increasing faster than the economy can offers jobs. Which means that many who complete school will find themselves sitting at home wondering “What the Hell”.. Research shows that 3years post college a staggering 40 % grads will end up in a field where there is no degree requirement. (Go figure).. Dropout rate for some will be a 1/3. As a recent graduate you may earn some less on average than that of a business manager trainee in a franchise, i.e (Wendy’s). How can you blame a kid when he questions whether a degree is worth the headaches? A recent publication “Top 300 jobs without degree” support this claim with data from the Census Bureau and DOL (dept. of labor) stating jobs in transport, law enforcement, etc; don’t necessarily demand college participants. For example, air traffic controllers make more than 80,000 in some places. In fact, 8 of the 10 top growing jobs don’t require college. Many feel it’s an overstatement that 80% job by 2010 would require a degree. Furthermore, there are construction, roofers, and some plumbers earning a “G” a week.. Who would have guessed this being reality? Personally, if I was CEO I would be more concern with the intangibles that college can’t teach. I believe that corporations should discern carefully degree relevance too, as long as the candidate is goal oriented, accountable, works hard, having the company’s best interest and wants to learn and grow professionally, then give the candidate a chance. Let’s be honest, many kids go to college to avert their parents dictatorship and authoritarian rules, the college lifestyle, coercion from parents, or they are unsure what else to do. I was blessed to have talent that would present me the opportunity, otherwise I am not sure, in fact, I know that would not have been my path. Truthfully, the “degree” fallacy is losing its power especially since companies are now putting more value in experience over academic.. Could it be the degree which at one point was the trump card is slowly becoming moot? To that end, what’s your 2 CENTS?