Considering going to university? Our career coach gives his insight into how your education can impact your job opportunities.
Question: Do you have to go to university to get somewhere in life? Ella, East Grinstead
The short answer is no.
Lots of entrepreneurs and successful people in the arts, fashion and entertainment sectors didn’t go to university. The best people I have ever worked with didn’t go to university. And if you’ve got some hustle, you can persuade people to take a risk on you and give you a job.
A longer answer is yes, if you want to work for large companies in conventional roles, it’s really hard to be taken seriously without a degree. This is a quick way for them to sort candidates and ensure a minimum standard of quality.