Ninja Freelance Blog

Monday, June 29, 2015

Top 5 Useless Majors

Who needs an Art Degree!?

I don't buy it. Where is philosophy or art history? A graphic design degree can help you get into a great company - of course nothing will help you if you do not have a great portfolio. But many companies, especially in Silicon Valley require a degree. Many local schools offer graphic design programs, and often just having a degree from a well known school can help you get a great job.

This doesn't matter much if you are a freelance ninja! Freelancers get their own clients using their portfolio and recommendations. Does a potential client really care that much if you show them a degree? Or would they rather see examples of excellent design work.

A degree can give you the fundamentals and introduce you to important resources. I would hardly call it a "useless major"!

Find a use for your graphic design major:
SJR State
Ursinus College

National e-Commerce Initiative

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