Wednesday, January 18, 2006

You Get What You Pay For... If You're Lucky.

The Chronicle posts a story about a University in Mexico that "has no entrance exam, is free to all, has no grades, and attendence is optional".

Doesn't this sound like a diploma mill to you? It certainly does to me! I can tell you this, if somebody with a BSME from the Autonomous University of Mexico City (UACM) shows up in my office looking for a job, the best he or she can hope for is if I hand them a broom and point them to the shop floor. What good is a diploma that you get out of a cracker jack box anyway?

5 Comments:

Anonymous ttyler5@hotmail.com said...

Sounds like what some of our edcators were aiming at once upon a time!

January 19, 2006 3:31 AM  
Blogger Pigilito said...

Have they got a med school?

January 19, 2006 7:07 AM  
Blogger Rorschach said...

Pigilito, sadly they probably do...

January 19, 2006 12:32 PM  
Blogger Pigilito said...

I'm typing up my application. I work in a hospital so an M.D. could come in handy. Maybe I can even a add a Ph.D.

January 20, 2006 3:11 PM  
Blogger Rorschach said...

hell, I've lost out on jobs I was otherwise qualified for because of a lack of a degree, maybe I oughtta move to mexico city and apply....

January 20, 2006 3:17 PM  

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