Ask DN: Are you a dropout?

over 7 years ago from Eduardo Higareda, Lead Designer Designer at Icalia Labs

  • Ed AdamsEd Adams, over 7 years ago

    Graduated from the UK equivalent of high school, saw the astronomically high prices of university in my country for graphic design and decided not to spend the next 10 to 20 years of my life in debt.

    I don't necessarily regret the decision, but I'm now re-considering my options and thinking about seeking traditional employment. I do have an uncomfortable feeling like I'd have better prospects if I had a degree. Half of me is pleased to not be in immense debt, the other half wishes I had a degree because it might make me more employable. Granted, I don't really have any facts to back up that it would make me any more employable (I think that my portfolio and skillset is strong enough for me to not also require a degree for traditional employment) but that's just my feelings.

    That all being said and done, I don't think we should encourage students to drop out or anything.

    1 point
    • Rasmus ErikssonRasmus Eriksson, over 7 years ago

      If you live in the UK and have some professional experience and a few items you can show—and you seem to—you've got absolutely nothing to worry about. Many, if not most, companies here tend to be more interested in that.

      2 points