[ubuntu-uk] Advice for the future

Robert McWilliam rmcw at allmail.net
Wed Oct 17 17:31:28 BST 2007

On Wed, 17 Oct 2007 15:27:41 +0100, "Matthew Larsen"
<mat.larsen at gmail.com> said:
> But look at the facts:
> 1) Graduates make more money
> (http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/education/6999510.stm)
> 2) You move up the management chain more quickly (virtually every
> company has a grad scheme)
> 3) You open your oppertunities massively

These are generalisations and like all generalisations are wrong in some
cases. There are downsides to going to university (lectures, debts etc.)
IT is a field where a degree isn't a requirement (unlike law or
medicine). Whether the advantages of going to university out weigh the
disadvantages depends on exactly what part of IT you want to get into,
whether or not you've got any contacts that could get your foot in the
door without a degree etc.

Robert McWilliam     rmcw at allmail.net    www.ormiret.com

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