Do you currently "use" your college education?

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
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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