Did your college &/or postgraduate degree serve you well socioeconomically? Were you able to
obtain a job/career commensurate with your degree soon after college &/or graduate school or did you have to work years in Mcjobs i.e. jobs that did not require a college level degree before you obtained a job/career that was commensurate with your particular educational level? If you had to do it over, would you have picked a more relevant major if you had to work years in such Mcjobs before obtaining such a job/career? Or if you came from a more affluent background, did you wait for years before obtaining a job/career commensurate with your educational level?
I initially received a honors undergraduate Bachelor of Science degree. About 2 months before I graduated I interviewed for a job with Kimberly Clark and was hired to begin as soon as I graduated. When I immigrated to the United States 3 years later I was hired as a teacher immediately.
A few years later I went to graduate school and maintained my teaching team leader position. My final year of graduate school (4th year) required a paid internship under a practicing psychologist so I received a leave of absence from my school district finished my internship and was immediately hired full-time as a professor at the college I still practice psychology and profess at...
As I tell my students, the most difficult degree is your undergraduate. The easiest your Masters... and the second easiest your Doctorate. The higher the degree the less you have to work and the higher the reward...
My Bachelor of Nursing got me a job from the beginning, and I've always had one (aside from 6 weeks between jobs - holiday, and finding a new one in the recession wasn't....easy).
I enjoy my job, and whilst not paid as highly as in some other countries, I enjoy doing it in my home country. It's not all about the pay - though with a small child and a huge mortgage....the pay comes in handy!
My degree has come into use in recent years, but it was an extremely long hard struggle. Getting a college degree isn't enough; what's just as important as your major is networking and making connections before you graduate. That's why I wrote this hub: http://sayyestolife.hubpages.com/hub/Ho … Experience
In it, I mention a co-worker who majored in Art, and was earning a good living on a part time job. On the other hand, a Stanford student had just graduated with a PhD in Mechanical Engineering, then got his first job - packing boxes!
Getting a college degree is NOT the be-all and end-all of everything. Lives have been ruined pursuing it! If you go that route, make sure you do it RIGHT!
by Grace Marguerite Williams 3 years ago
If you were unlucky enough as a college graduate or postgraduate to have obtained a Mcjob,would you see this Mcjob as a stepping stone, using IT as an opportunity to learn needed skills, grow, & seeing it as a VERY STRONG impetus to your future success or would you become EXTREMELY RESIGNED...
by Grace Marguerite Williams 3 years ago
Just to surmise, is it better for a college graduate or postgraduate to be unemployed, NEVERsettling for a lesser job that is beneath his/her education which DETOURS, even HINDERS his/her road to socioeconomic success & only take jobs that are commensurate w/his/her educational...
by lizzy893 6 years ago
What would you do if you were a newly college grad and you cannot seem to find any work, or if you are a fresh out of college and cannot find work what are you doing??
by vamenasco 3 years ago
Does a college degree really help land/ keep a great job in today's society? Your thoughts?With pay cuts and lay offs on the rise in today's culture, can having a degree(s) guarantee your spot among employers? Please share your insights.
by Sophia Angelique 7 years ago
'“It would be fine if we had an alternative system [for students who don’t get college degrees], but we’re virtually unique among industrialized countries in terms of not having another system and relying so heavily on higher education,” says Robert Schwartz, who heads the Pathways to...
by cjcarter 6 years ago
How would a recent college graduate avoid the typical office job? Any ideas?
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