TED Conversations

Fonkou Djoendia

This conversation is closed.

Is your college degree worthless?

Hello Ted World! I will never stop asking you guys questions! It's out of respect though, I respect you guys so much!
My question is, is there such a thing as a useless degree? Okay. my interests in a nutshell. I love talking. I love debating. I love making films. I love directing. I love public speaking. I love planning events. I am currently a junior, 17 years old, and recently I held my very first event at school. I had speakers, performers, videos, presentations, and the purpose of the event was to inspire people to be themselves and love who they are. My ultimate dream is to be a talk show host. The best major that I think suits me is communications. I cannot tell you how many times I've heard that it was a useless major. That I would never be able to find a job. And live my whole life working at Burger king.
Is there such a thing as a WORTHLESS degree? And if you don't mind sharing, what did you major in? How did that turn out?
Thank you:)
I'll make sure to answer my own question after I've read everybody's response.


Showing single comment thread. View the full conversation.

  • thumb
    Apr 4 2013: (continued) Perhaps you will be a talk show host as well, but it makes sense to prepare yourself to have a range of things you can do that you enjoy doing rather than to put all your effort in one place. Interests do change, and you should seek to give yourself the flexibility to have variety in your career and outside activities.
    • thumb
      Apr 5 2013: Wow, thank you so much for taking your time to give such a thoughtful answer! You gave me a whole new perspective on things! And I have to say, I love the way you write! It just flows, I wanted your answer to be longer! Thank you so much!

Showing single comment thread. View the full conversation.