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Fonkou Djoendia

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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.


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  • Deb Mac

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    Apr 10 2013: My daughter is graduating in June with a degree in English. She was pretty much told the same thing. People often ask her if she wants to be a teacher, as if that is her only option. Her dream job is to be an editor; she wants to get paid for reading all day. :-) I think you should choose a major which interests you. No degree is worthless. I have a chemical engineering degree and for the most part was a stay home mom. I later went into teaching. Although I never used my chemical engineering degree it has helped me to see the world in a different way and to process difficult concepts. I wouldn't choose communications, because you think it is the best major for the job. Choose a major which interests you; a subject you want to delve into deeper. It will help you in ways you could never imagine.

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