Higher Education
Gail Boenning

One of the “secrets” I tell my art school students is that beyond their first interview, their degree won’t actually matter at all. The major, or often even having a degree at all. In the workforce, education is quickly eclipsed by the value of the experiences you acquire. I’ve had to push my resume under the nose of future employers, not because they asked for it, but simply to justify the salary I was asking for. I majored in creative writing, have never taken a business course, and now a local college is asking me to teach marketing. Your experience is what people value ($$$), not your pedigree.

It’s not that higher ed doesn’t matter; it’s that what matters most is that you follow your calling, actively, and don’t get seduced by arbitrary labels and nonexistent barriers.

My two cents.