Do you currently "use" your college education?

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Do you currently "use" your college education?

Bethy Cassatt Bethy Cassatt
Do you need that degree for your job? Do you think about what you've learned a lot? Does it just sit there are collect dust?
Answers (private voting - your screen name will NOT appear in the results):
It was/is very valuable to me
18  (46%)
It was needed, but I don't really think about it
1  (3%)
It's useful, but I'm not using it in my current job
9  (23%)
It wasn't useful, but I think I'm just better for the college experience
4  (10%)
It collects dust even as we speak
2  (5%)
I didn't go to college
1  (3%)
OTHER
4  (10%)
Total votes: 39
Poll is closed
11/07/2012
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My job requires a college degree, though it's not necessarily specific about what kind of degree is required. Either way I still feel like my college education was well worth the time/investment. I learned a lot, had a great experience, made some really good connections, and had the experiences that led me into the job field I am in. So even if I am not applying my college degree (in music) on a daily basis, I am glad I got it.
11/07/2012
RonLee RonLee
Only a few classes that were completely outside of my major have really been useful in my work life. "Mommy and Daddy" did NOT fund or subsidize my educational costs. I worked and figured out how to fund both degrees, as such I felt no obligation to finish quickly. I took classes outside of my major in nearly any area that interested me. As such I have had at least a little bit of exposure to a very wide range of topics.
Honestly the most useful class that I took was Typing. As a touch typist I don't need to look at the keyboard to type.
11/07/2012
P'Gell P'Gell
I use my college education, my certifications and registrations every day. I couldn't do what I do for a living without my education.
11/07/2012
sweetpea12 sweetpea12
Quote:
Originally posted by Bethy Cassatt
Do you need that degree for your job? Do you think about what you've learned a lot? Does it just sit there are collect dust?
So far it's really important to me and it helps me even in every day life
11/07/2012
Zandrock Zandrock
I need my degree to be licensed, so it is essential
11/07/2012
Bill220 Bill220
I worked in the field that I got my degree in for maybe 3 months and hated it. I'm glad I have a degree, though.
11/07/2012
sktb0007 sktb0007
Right now I'm not using it.
11/07/2012
El-Jaro El-Jaro
I'm using more of the general education part of my degree and post-grad stuff, but not any part of my actual degree.

Every once in a while, something comes up and it's useful.
11/07/2012
rosythorn rosythorn
Now I can tell foreigners all about american politics!
11/07/2012
Incendiaire Incendiaire
I have a law degree, but no desired to ever be a lawyer, so it's mostly a pretty piece of paper.
11/07/2012
Passion plum Passion plum
My job requires a degree and even though my position doesn't require my particular degree I think it's been very useful.
11/07/2012
Sunny Meadows Sunny Meadows
I went to school to be a nurse. And I used my degree for many years. Due to health issues I no longer can work. But I still use what I learn each day to keep me and my family healthy
11/07/2012
Nyx (Under the Covers) Nyx (Under the Covers)
I'm still completing my doctorate, but I do have to say that the degrees I have already (a BA and an MA) are essential to my career -- I want to be a professor and these degrees are the only way to do that!
11/07/2012
gsfanatic gsfanatic
Yep, it's paid off quite a bit, especially the random theory stuff
11/07/2012
Kissy Kissy
Don't really use it. But it made me a better person.
11/07/2012
Kat and Aaron(aaron) Kat and Aaron(aaron)
My degree opened doors which led to experience.
11/08/2012
MidnightStorm MidnightStorm
I'm just finishing up now.
11/08/2012
Gunsmoke Gunsmoke
The combination of an engineering degree and an MBA was useful as a younger employee - now nothing seems to matter.
11/08/2012
subwayrailings subwayrailings
yes--- i am an art student, i make and sell art
11/08/2012
K101 K101
Quote:
Originally posted by Bethy Cassatt
Do you need that degree for your job? Do you think about what you've learned a lot? Does it just sit there are collect dust?
I am still going to college taking writing classes and since the majority of my work does focus on my writing, it is VERY valuable. I also work a job in nail design, but I'm not as passionate about it as I am my writing. I'd even like to continue my education in several other depts. as well! Can't ever learn too much, and there are several areas I want to study, which would also come in handy for someone like me, a fiction writer. I've been set on studying hypnotherapy this year when I graduate, but have had a hell of a time finding a good, legitimate school that I can pay for out of pocket since I'm not using funds or grants, I've been paying my own tuition. Also, I don't think hypnotherapy would even be covered!
11/08/2012
SaraW0512 SaraW0512
I went to college to be a Sex Counselor. I did not get to finish my degree but it wouldn't really be necessary in the food industry lol. I would have needed it though, had I graduated.
11/08/2012
Leather & Lace Leather & Lace
My preschool job requires my teaching degree.
11/08/2012
Wolfenisa Wolfenisa
will be going back to school to use it for future job
11/08/2012
Martiniman Martiniman
My career requires a degree, but my current role, away from my career, doesn't. However, I'm glad I have it!
11/08/2012
Allstars316 Allstars316
I use it from time to time in my current job
11/08/2012
Total posts: 26
Unique posters: 26