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Topic - Susan Thompson
The Great Recession sent millions of Americans scurrying back to school to improve their chances of securing jobs. But the difficulty that recent college graduates have had finding work — after taking on unprecedented loads of debt — has sparked a lively debate about whether a college degree opens doors the way it once did in the job market.
Moreover, listings for most of the best jobs specify that a bachelor's degree is required — including jobs working at Mr. Thiel's hedge fund, she said.
"Thiel's encouragement of dropping out is, to be frank, just plain stupid," said Susan Thompson, an analyst at iShares, an investment firm. "The chances of college dropouts becoming successful entrepreneurs like [Facebook founder] Mark Zuckerberg or [Microsoft founder] Bill Gates are pretty rare."