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    Starbucks to give workers full ride for college

    Say what you will about their overpriced, mediocre coffee, but a lot of people like it, and they seem to be pretty damn generous.

    Starbucks to give workers a full ride for college - Apr. 6, 2015

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    Re: Starbucks to give workers full ride for college

    Quote Originally Posted by The Man View Post
    Say what you will about their overpriced, mediocre coffee, but a lot of people like it, and they seem to be pretty damn generous.

    Starbucks to give workers a full ride for college - Apr. 6, 2015
    Eeeek...an Online College Degree ?

    I guess thats generous.

    And I like their coffee. Most young people never had the " luxury " of tasting Coffee that came out of a percolater.

    Prior to " Mr Coffee's " invention thats how people made their coffee.

    They essentially Boiled it. Boiling Coffee is spoiling Coffee because it makes the Coffee bitter.

    Starbucks serves it at the Right temperature and as long as you dont tell them to turn it into a friken Milkshake ( what most people order from starbucks ) its good coffee.

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    Starbucks to give workers full ride for college

    There's nothing wrong with earning a degree online. As long as it is earned from a reputable university/college, which Arizona State is, it's the same curriculum, just as rigorous as going into the classroom. It's just more convenient for people who can't make it into a classroom.

    I buy Starbucks coffee once in a while. It's good, not great. Their Frappuchinos are pretty great though! I'll give them that.

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    Re: Starbucks to give workers full ride for college

    Quote Originally Posted by The Man View Post
    Say what you will about their overpriced, mediocre coffee, but a lot of people like it, and they seem to be pretty damn generous.

    Starbucks to give workers a full ride for college - Apr. 6, 2015
    Hmmm....58% of $15,000 in yearly tuition is generous, I agree. I would applaud them and actually frequent the place, but I don't want the kid with the HS diploma who works there now attempting to have a cerebral discussion with me about race relations.

    It seems like a good offer for their employees.
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    Re: Starbucks to give workers full ride for college

    Quote Originally Posted by The Man View Post
    There's nothing wrong with earning a degree online. As long as it is earned from a reputable university/college, which Arizona State is, it's the same curriculum, just as rigorous as going into the classroom. It's just more convenient for people who can't make it into a classroom.

    I buy Starbucks coffee once in a while. It's good, not great. Their Frappuchinos are pretty great though!
    Yes, their " Mocha Milkshakes " are great ...Lol

    Due to my family History of Type 2 Diabetes I can't touch those things. They look good, but they're loaded with sugar and fat especially if you dont get the low-flow fat creme.

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    Starbucks to give workers full ride for college

    Quote Originally Posted by tres borrachos View Post
    Hmmm....58% of $15,000 in yearly tuition is generous, I agree. I would applaud them and actually frequent the place, but I don't want the kid with the HS diploma who works there now attempting to have a cerebral discussion with me about race relations.

    It seems like a good offer for their employees.
    Well, they have a deal with ASU where ASU gives all of Starbucks' eligible employees a scholarship that covers 42% of tuition, and Starbucks covers the remaining 52%, so it is a full ride.

    What I think is really cool is that there are no strings attached. Most companies who offer tuition require you to work for that company for a certain number of years after you earn your degree, or you have to pay the company back. In this case, Starbucks is allowing them to leave the company after they earn their degree. You can't beat that, especially for a company that requires no skills to get into on the entry level.

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    Re: Starbucks to give workers full ride for college

    Quote Originally Posted by The Man View Post
    Say what you will about their overpriced, mediocre coffee, but a lot of people like it, and they seem to be pretty damn generous.

    Starbucks to give workers a full ride for college - Apr. 6, 2015
    That's the best marketing tool I've ever seen, for lots of reasons.
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    Re: Starbucks to give workers full ride for college

    Quote Originally Posted by Montecresto View Post
    That's the best marketing tool I've ever seen, for lots of reasons.
    It's a damn good one, for sure.

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    Re: Starbucks to give workers full ride for college

    Quote Originally Posted by The Man View Post
    Say what you will about their overpriced, mediocre coffee, but a lot of people like it, and they seem to be pretty damn generous.

    Starbucks to give workers a full ride for college - Apr. 6, 2015
    I generally have a negative opinion of Starbucks, mostly because I think it's inane to pay $5 for a cup of coffee, but I have to admit that's incredibly generous of them and it does make me think a whole lot more of them. I really hope that this catches on with more companies so that upward mobility becomes a lot easier for more people.

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    Re: Starbucks to give workers full ride for college

    Quote Originally Posted by The Man View Post
    There's nothing wrong with earning a degree online. As long as it is earned from a reputable university/college, which Arizona State is, it's the same curriculum, just as rigorous as going into the classroom.
    No it is not. For one thing you don't have to get off your ass.

    There are certain elements of classroom learning that is very difficult to replicate online. Foreign language for instance can't really be matched except for study/travel abroad. Various group projects and presentations, physical lab work, networking, actual interaction with professors, test taking - some of that doesn't exist at all, and the rest isn't widely respected by industry or grad schools when done online only.

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