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... to your current job/status?.
and.....what did you do?
yes... i AM bored. and bored + nosey = randomish threads.
I am now a journalist.
The degree was completely useless though.
I work in advertising.
Again, the degree was little/no help. But I had a great time at uni!
I have a degree in Accountancy and I work as a Marketing and Sales Executive for a Medical Journal Publishers!
but i did a philosophy degree. i learned about metaphysics, cultural nominalism, determinism and the existence (or non-existence) of god.
my dissertation was on the metaphysical existence of objects that are too small/big to see and whether instrumentation makes them more or less real.
try telling any potential employer how that will help you in the real world...
working in a dot factory?
for the benefit of others,
Anthropology & Communications.
I now work in copyright/licensing. completely irrelevant... but did in a sense make me more 'aware' (hmmm... i am a twat)
got a job at a call centre - shit
moved to london - did loads of shitty temp work
got a good job but had to work with monomanics
got made redundant had a pay off - lived like a posh student for 3 months
got a shit job - left it
now have a 'good' job in a shit part of London
Still peddalling 'i'm in a band' aura
Still owe Â£13,000 and can't get a credit card
a ba and an ma. of utterly no relevance to what i do for a job of work (research, data analysis, consultancy in the public sector). but it makes me sound intelligent when i tell people, so in a small way and because i am quite a smug person, it was worth it.*
*see 'how long after you get to work do you come on DiS?' thread for explanation for why all my posts are now out-of-date and unreplied-to.
I am now a media analyst.
Geography's good though, it teaches you about the world in physical, social, cultural, political and economic terms which is ace. IT DOESN'T MEAN COLOURING IN MAPS (well not all the time anyway).
i did lots of colouring in in the 1st year
but very little after that
i enjoyed the colouring in
I work for a Multimedia Production company. It worked for me. *smug*
should be useful, provided I manae to get a 2:1 and hence a job in mechanical engineering. If I fuck up t will have been a very expensive waste of time.
I did a degree that involved lots of film and I now work for a film production company. I don't think that my degree was essential to me getting the job though.
I am now an IT support officer in a college library. It helped me in that you need a degree to get the job, otherwise not really.
history is a fantastic subject that everyone should do though, becuase in the words of my wise old teacher if you don't know how we got to now how can you understabnd anything??
I don't care about whether it helps me get a job tonight. Knowledge isn't currency to help you get a foothold in the so-called "real world". I think the real world is the interior world of thought. And that's what degrees should be for.
Not sure Tony Blair would agree with me. He wants us all to be happy, economically active little drones, cheerfully paying off our student loans from the marketing job we got after a degree in business studies.
Weird brain error. I meant "or not".
now Im a full time cunt
because that what I'm good at.
I've not learned anything about the great mysteries of my own psyche of the mechanisms of the human world. The most. I don't feel that it was a wasted experience. I agree with you John, that a degree needn't render vocaional skills, but its a bit harsh to say that it shouldn't.
but after doing a humanities degree and trawling around looking for jobs... and seeing those cunts with accounting/business etc degrees seemingly waltzing into high paid jobs.. pisses me off. YET i wouldn't want to do that for the rest of my life. how boring?! i'd rather die.
Media, Culture and Society (which was cultural studies, essentially). I've been working in music marketing since I left. Not directly related to my degree, but nothing is really! I think I got my jobs because of the other experience I got at uni - running a society and organising band nights etc.
doing that sort of stuff at uni has done more for me than my degree has! although being able to say you have one is quite good too.
I have an Electrical & Electronic Engineering degree, but would hate most of the jobs I could have got using it... and would probably have had to have moved away from Scotland to get them.
Now working in Research & Development in Welfare Rights and Money Advice.
Completely unrelated, much lower paid, but much, much more rewarding.
that's me arseface!
I did retail, I still do retail, and I'm economically active in my own little way.
my degree is linked to my job, but in a bad way. i know how everything works and all the theory behind it from my physics, but i don't need to use them which is frustrating.
Now I'm a software designer.
now work for legal publisher.
suppose that's kinda related... although not sure how my interest in english literature of the late 14th and early 15th century connects to company law issues. may be a seven degrees of separation game there...
history, social geography and psychology. I left after a year and a bit and got an ECDL instead.
My experience with computers and psychology helped me understand the people on DiS better. This in turn inspired me to look for voluntary work this year with slabbering, ranting alcoholics.
did a history degree, got a shit job working at a drill company. I then quit that, and i am now working as a word processing dude at the RSPB, which is quite good.
I'm still not sure about the history degree though, as one of my dad's friends pointed out when he said to me
"what are you going to do with that degree then? How is it going to help you get a job? Why the hell did you do history?"
He made me feel like utter shite after that. I knew I should of done English...
and have every confidence that it will bs Absolutely No Help Whatsoever. never mind. i knew that when i started it, and i'm mostly enjoying it.
for the record, i did actually enjoy my degree...but its the whole "was it useful" that i am now questioning.
Sorry couldn't resist.;-)
my point precisely!
that is the one grammar thing that drives me up the wall, more than missing apostrophes and my, do they get my goat!
it wasn't missing apostrophes that got your goat, t'was i! you have three days to deliver Â£3,148to my bank account or 'goaty the goat' gets it.
in hands and weeps*
what does that involve?
Studied creative writing. That proved useful in teaching me how to write and giving me the time and space to develop a few ideas. And the fact that I have a degree effectively got me my job before I'd interviewed. It's not a great job, but I get money for it.
surplus to requirements. I am doing Psychology and am hoping to do a Masters in Journalism next year at cardiff
now i'm an Englishman.
and am now a computer programmer.
So they're sort of connected.
plus points: I get a year in Spain, women go 'ooh' when I say something in Spanish, my niece thinks I'm cool.
negative points: I have no money, I will owe loads of money, my friends call me 'pedant' when I tell them off for pronouncing things wrongly
and then i worked in a gallery doing coolish things (i got to meet jean claude van damn and a guy off the fast show)for about a year, and now i am a stupid temp but also do arts workshop things with kids
and it's done nothing for me at all, work-wise.
What they don't telll you is that if you drop out of school at 15 and become a plumer, electrician or carpenter you're gonna be loaded. LYING FUCKING TEACHERS.
And now I manage a Single Source Maintenance contract for Hewlett Packard. I got what I deserve. Fine art degrees should come with a massive warning: "PLEASE NOTE THAT THIS DEGREE HAS NO VALUE IN TERMS OF FUTURE EMPLOYMENT. IT SHOULD BE REGARDED AS 'A BIT OF A GIGGLE' AND MAY, IN SOME CASES, MAKE YOU SEEM A LITTLE BIT UNCONVENTIONAL/COOL. PLEASE TREAT YOUR COURSE AS AN EXTENSION OF YOUR SIXTH FORM CURRICULUM AND MAKE SURE YOUR HOMEWORK IS IN ON TIME AND YOU GET LOTS OF TICKS/SMILEY FACES."
you're just SELFISH.
I'm reading them all. Yes I am. I am interested. And not bored. Nope.
and my life appears to have kept on this trajectory, so maybe i am the most successful here? ;)
I tried to get into MI5 but failed the entrac exam, the civil serivce didn't want me and even electornal officer posts in councils were out of my reach. So much for a degree in politics. Still, I had a wicked three years of not working.