(TLDR: Given that many people saying that companies look at your knowledge and portfolio of work more than where you came to school, why not avoid the debt from school and build real-world training from the practice of marketing on your own?)
I’ve seen many posts with people asking about getting hired and what they need to do to improve their chances. In addition, I’ve seen others ask about the importance of a degree. The first question seems to be answered as: you need to have real experience to acquire a good position, the employers don’t care about where you came from, but what you can do.
On the other hand, the second question related to the importance of a degree and the value of the specific major chosen is answered: It is very unlikely that one would make it without a degree, especially if that degree is not the following of economics, statistics, psychology, and marketing.
As a 19yr on a gap year, those 2 “popular” questions and answers, have made me confused. On one hand I’d like to avoid student loans, but on the other hand, I do want to have the highest chance of succeeding, where a college degree will aid me. Assuming one after high school splits their time working a job (to fund their learning) and trying to practice marketing with their own personal brand and/or freelancing a bit too, maybe this would potentially be a logical step to avoid the debt and gain experience. I would like to hear what others think?
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