On Value, and why my degree isn’t valuable
Matt Burman
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I agree to an extent, definitely with the idea that the most valuable part of my university experience is not the degree itself. I also find it difficult to be motivated for heavily theoretical modules, but the long term benefit is that it becomes easier to learn practical skills in the future as you have a foundation in algorithms, networking etc.

I do think that saying many drop out due to huge value potential is a case of survivorship bias however.

I guess it’s a question of what will be the most valuable for the longest period of time, for modern tech this is hard to predict but fundamentals will always be valuable, that’s the safe bet that universities make I suppose.

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