what is a degree worth?
August 14, 2009 11:59am CST
Ok, so let me just lay it out for all of you that might still have a chance. A degree alone, while it does open a few doors for you, is just simply not enough. Employers want a combination of education and experience. Internships. That's what I'm talking about. And for most colleges career services, they are very picky about the GPA required to even interview for the internships they have available. So, first, please please please heed my warning and do not listen to the morons who tell you your GPA is not a big deal. Did you know that you can't even be an officer in the US Air Force if you do not have a 3.0 GPA. Yep. Your GPA is important. Granted, the majority of employers will not even ask for it. But your career services, who holds the key to the internships you need, will. Which brings me to the second thing. Internships. Start looking your sophomore year. I am not even kidding. Get your resume together. Make sure your teachers know who you are so you can get good references. Yep. Be the teacher's pet. It's worth the ridicule from your classmates. Believe me. I'm on the other side and now I know what I should have been doing in college. I'm serious. Education and experience. You need both. Get the internship. So many programs available. You just have to do the legwork. Anyway, that's the rant from the recently graduated unemployed girl. Take it from me. Don't make my mistakes.
22 Sep 09
Hey, Well I think that a degree is worth quite a bit, since if you have one you can get a particular job you want really easily. Actually having a degree is probably the only way you'll be accepted for a job. Make sure you have a good day, God bless and Happy Lotting!!
• United States
25 Aug 09
I understand where you are coming from! I am a senior in college with a degree that I dont know what i am going to do with. I am lucky in the sense that I love to work...i would work all the time and not have a problem with it. So, I will have to start my way from the bottom and take years to get where I should have been from the beginning. Its not right and its not fair, but I made the same mistake as you.
• United States
14 Aug 09
I was on my way to have my degree, was in my last year and i simply quit. why? because i want to be happy. I wanted to help people, so i figured if i work in the medical field i'll be helping, little did io know. I am now learning about alternative medicine and building my carrier in that because i simply can't giva a patient a pill that i know can hurt him/her. i wouldn't be able to live with myself if i was doing it. Advice to everyone, go for a carrier that you will love and will be happy with, it doesn't matter how much more money you can make in other carriers, what matters is happiness that these extra money wouldn't bring
14 Aug 09
the degree indeed opens up many doors. it is not only about getting it, it is also about how well you were able to get it. i agree that GPA counts in many ways. employers, they may not admit it, but they do look for prospective employees who work hard when they were still students. experience in a field is also a crucial factor to get the job that you want. so while a student, scout for a good iternship to prepare yourself for the real one.