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How important is a college degree really?

Mannsi-AgrawalMannsi Agrawal

Corporate Trainer, Baby Photographer – Cherry Orchard Photography,  Food Photographer 

A college degree is important provided the student can top it off with other soft skills which are indispensable in the workplace. Just possessing a degree without enough practical exposure offs the bane of our times. In such a scenario, I strongly feel and advocate that those looking for a career in academia or prestigious organisations go in for a formal degree provided they also take up other courses to enhance their skills. For those who are looking at a more unconventional career path (e.g., tattoo artist, mountaineer, musician), a college degree is not mandatory and may even be unnecessary. In such case, students are better off following their dreams in a focused manner by taking up vocational and related courses.