Oops! Nearly half of graduates wish they’d studied something else

Oops! Nearly half of graduates wish they'd studied something elseWOULD A DIFFERENT DEGREE HAVE BOOSTED YOUR PROSPECTS?

A new survey by Totaljobs.com has found that more than four in ten graduates wish they’d studied a different subject at university.

Almost half (44%) of those questioned said they wish they’d picked a more vocational or hands-on subject as they feel it would have boosted their chances of bagging a good job once they graduated. Mike Fetters, graduate director at Totaljobs.com said:

“Our research shows that many graduates are starting to wonder if they should have studied for a more vocational qualification as more effective route to employment. Although a degree is an essential qualification for some industries, school leavers need to think more carefully about which route to employment is best for them as some may be more suited to an apprenticeship scheme.”

Do you regret your choice of degree – or are you happy with the subject you studied? If you had a different qualification, do you think you’d be finding it easier to land a good graduate job? If you fear you made a poor decision when picking your degree, who helped you to make it and why do you think their advice wasn’t better? How well did you research your options – and whose responsibility is it that young people make good choices about what degree subject they study at university?

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