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Is college important to achieve something in life?

I am a student and i have interested to learn coding but i have not interested to go college and also attend boring lectures. So what you think about this?

29th Dec 2017, 3:06 AM
mohit verma
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In Australia, most entry level positions in IT request that you have university level qualifications and/or 2 to 5 years experience in the field. But as Duncan mentioned many will accept applicants with sufficient demonstrable knowledge. Although, not having a degree may affect your negotiating position when it comes to remuneration.
29th Dec 2017, 3:32 AM
jay
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Going to college can be good for getting your first job as some employers look at it as a sign that you can commit to something for an extended period as well as learn some skills they may require. That said, you can learn so much without college and it's so much easier to learn in practice rather than theory. Often college focuses too much on theory which can become boring and you many not actually learn what they are trying to teach you. If you had some relevant projects you could demonstrate to an employer, I'm sure that would put you in a good place in the job market.
29th Dec 2017, 3:20 AM
Duncan
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Going to college improves your communication and interpersonal skills, getting you job based on your qualifications, but when you have to do something on your own, you need not go to college but learn from the best sources you can.
29th Dec 2017, 3:27 AM
Pravin Pandey
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Some companies require a degree no matter what. My friend works for an insurance company and they won’t hire you without a bachelors degree. Other companies are more concerned about your actual skill. Look at where you would want to work and see what they require.
29th Dec 2017, 4:05 AM
Arthur Tripp
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Thanks @Jamie, ditto to you :)
29th Dec 2017, 4:36 AM
Duncan
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A lot of dot com boom founders either never went to or dropped out of college. One of the founders of (I believe) PayPal wanted to invest in young adults with great ideas. However you need to ask yourself, who would you hire if you had two candidates with exactly the same criteria, except one went to college? Would you knowingly pay more for something you know you can get cheaper? (Perceived vs actual value) Pro Sports like basketball magnifies such issues. LeBron went pro directly from high school and he is very successful. Yet many pro players get drafted to pro after 1 year in college but then get cut or injured after a few years. Then there are those that never graduated or get drafted. The question then is what do you do after Pro Basketball and your not rich? e.g. I hate smart people, because they are too smart to learn anything.
29th Dec 2017, 4:19 AM
H Chiang
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No.
29th Dec 2017, 2:27 PM
n∆meless 💬
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Never ... i think it just waste your time. I completely disagree with college education
29th Dec 2017, 3:30 PM
Afshin
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