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    Business is more about having a way with words and an ability to bull****. Obviously humanities is often better than science in this regard. Technical skills are all well and good but they won't help you get managerial jobs as such. You will get a good salary early but may not be able to progress.
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    (Original post by jambojim97)
    Tell me what you experienced. What was your degree and what is your current field of employment?
    English and Modern History

    Part-time retail guy with a Business degree

    'Discrimination' is dramatic, rather he was depressing me by saying it's a tough market for.non-STEM

    I experienced unrelated discrimination by my boss due to my disability
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    (Original post by scrotgrot)
    Business is more about having a way with words and an ability to bull****. Obviously humanities is often better than science in this regard. Technical skills are all well and good but they won't help you get managerial jobs as such. You will get a good salary early but may not be able to progress.
    I did arts and humanities at an RG
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    (Original post by lucaf)
    If you really want to do it who gives a ****? Maybe you wouldn't be first priority on a desert island, but then just avoid sailing.

    out of curiosity, what job you going for?


    Er classroom.assistant to start with

    I'm going to be boosting the self.esteem of semi illiterate kids. Basically have to do the exact opposite of what I do to myself
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    (Original post by GailQ)
    "how not to get insecure abut having done an inferior degree?"

    Well...you could start by not referring to non-STEM degrees as "inferior"?
    I don't like to think they are by seek empirical evidence that they are not because my mind likes to be very rational.since I am otherwise.an emotional muppet-bucket
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    (Original post by Smash Bandicoot)


    Er classroom.assistant to start with

    I'm going to be boosting the self.esteem of semi illiterate kids. Basically have to do the exact opposite of what I do to myself
    From the "to start with" I guess that means you want to become a teacher? Nothing to be ashamed of there.
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    (Original post by Smash Bandicoot)
    I did arts and humanities at an RG
    Same, admittedly I am doing a masters in a businessy type subject now rather than working, but there's no reason why you or I shouldn't be able to get a job, or why our degrees are necessarily inferior.

    The reason people say humanities is inferior is because if you have any verbal intelligence whatsoever you can make up any old *******s and get a decent grade, and there's no real way to guarantee you haven't done this; whereas with science you have to get all the steps right and it's possible to fail. But equally it's hard to demonstrably excel in the humanities, and you certainly can't do it by mechanically following a series of prescribed steps.

    Fact is that humanities graduates are more useful to general management, administrative and client-facing positions in business than scientists (as long as you can add up and do basic stuff like interpret a graph). More advanced mathematical knowledge might be good for the financial side.

    Past that though you are looking at technical skills/positions, which as I say are usually better paid early on but you are more likely to be pigeonholed.

    The idea that scientists and technical people are better for "general business" than humanities people is predicated on the false premise that businesses and the business environment are hyper-rational actors. In fact it's all governed by the laws of the social sciences and the collective idiocy of humanity. I would also say however that technical people tend to be more "serious people" than humanities ones and this probably makes much more of a contribution than what you did in your degree.
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    I had never heard about degree superiority until I joined TSR. TSR is a different place to the real world.
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    Dont hang around near/with Asians basically. Neebody else gives much uva ****.
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    (Original post by lucaf)
    From the "to start with" I guess that means you want to become a teacher? Nothing to be ashamed of there.
    yes

    eh I fear the low income would be a turn-off
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    I just tell myself that I bloody love my degree and I don't care if people try to put me down about it!

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