Federico Rebello Posted 11 months ago Is your college degree worthless? Hi, Fonku, Probably there is not such thing as a worthless degree, as there is no worthless key. The only thing you might need to evaluate is that each key will open different doors. Some of them, are like master keys to some fields and open many doors, and others are very specific and serve only for a special door. The trap is that there is not a worthless degree, but there are many wothless teachers, and even worse, worthless universities. Good educators are good experience transferrers, who will give most of their students the keys to open those doors they desire to open, and you will probably not find them exclusively at the university. I am 40, and have a degree in Electronics Engineering. My technical education allowed me to speak the specific language of telecommunications, for example, or design a circuit, but when the moment when I wanted to startup my company arrived, I've discovered that other intangible things as languages, communication, sales or strategic thinking skills i had with much effort pursued, were probably more important. And i didn't got those keys just in the university. And i've discovered i was lacking many other keys, which now I'm looking for. So, to sum up, there are no false doors. There are small rooms and false keys for those doors, and plenty of key sellers, some of whom are in fact gatekeepers, and just a few generous people who will help you get where you want. Just beware of the keysellers.