Uni degrees: who needs ’em?

14 May

A British survey conducted in March by the Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development revealed 60 per cent of graduates are working in a field unrelated to the degree they studied. And roughly one-in-four said their degree didn’t equip them with the skills they needed to thrive at work

Fuck this guy in the teeth. Sure, there’s nothing on Seek that says “WANTED: PROFESSIONAL HISTORIAN FOR TEMPLE ADVENTURE” but that doesn’t make it useless. Why isn’t School regarded as place that values learning, and not a training course to help upper management placate stockholders?

Knowledge improves society as a whole, management training does not. Here’s some loud music to dance out your rage issues.

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2 Responses to “Uni degrees: who needs ’em?”

  1. peregrinari May 15, 2010 at 10:24 am #

    I agree. It bugs me when people go to uni to get a job, if you go to uni to learn something you’re probably more employable than someone going to uni to learn whatever management theory is currently in vogue.

    I did marketing for my undergraduate degree, it taught me a lot, mainly to be critical of people that think they can save the world with marketing.

    • liamjordan May 16, 2010 at 11:37 am #

      Well as Bill Hicks once said: if you’re in marketing, kill yourself.

      Skill sets are vital, but at the same time there should be more value placed on learning as its own pursuit.

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