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Read the unorthodox résumé a college dropout used to beat out 1,500 applicants and land a 6-figure job at software company Basecamp

Read the unorthodox rГ©sumГ© a college dropout used to beat out 1,500 applicants and land a 6-figure job at software company Basecamp
Andy Didorosi



Last September, Andy Didorosi beat nearly 1,500 applicants for a six figure head of marketing position at Basecamp, a 20-year-old software company that develops workflow management tools.




Unlike the other applicants that were considered for the job, Didorosi didn't have a college diploma or corporate experience. In 2007, he dropped out of Lawrence Technological University after deciding that a $14,000 bill per semester wasn't worth it.




Didorosi's dilemma resonates with the 45 million people in the US who collectively owe $1.5 trillion in student loan debt, according to the latest statistics released by the US Department of Education.




In a conversation with Business Insider, Didorosi reveals how he landed the position and the résumé he used to do it.




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Andy Didorosi was nearly two years into a four-year degree program at Lawrence Technological University when he decided a $14,000 per semester tuition fee just wasn't worth it.
He was studying to be an engineer and had racked up debt as well as a number of course incompletes. He also found himself heading down a career path he didn't enjoy. So one day during his first semester as a college sophomore, he decided to drop out. He took a full-time internship that paid only $500 a month, and he never looked back.
Didorosi's dilemma resonates with the 45 million Americans who collectively owe more than $1.5 trillion in student loan debt, according to the latest statistics released by the US Department of Education. College tuition fees are getting more expensive, surging more than 538% since 1985, and many people debate whether the debt accrued from a four-year degree is really worth it.
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