Monday, 16 February 2009

Do you have tertiary education?

... and was it worth it?

After high (secondary) school I did a 4 year degree in Graphic design. Worked very hard at it, plus had 3 part-time jobs to get myself through this rather expensive course! It was 90% practical, 10% theory. This gave me incredible skills which I used in my own design business for 5 years in South Africa, and then in publishing in London since 2002.

I had a career shift in 2007. I have years of experience working with kids, and opened my own childcare business. I am currently studying for a diploma in childcare.
Still freelance as a designer one day a week.

1 foot in each world = happy Jenniflower!

I was fortunate in that I knew from an early age what I wanted to study... if you don't know, then take a gap year off. Don't waste time and money on something you won't use/love doing day in, day out. That's my opinion. And if you are doing something you love, apply yourself. All the hard work will be so worth it :)


  1. Anonymous6:38 am

    No, I don't.

  2. Amen..GOD bless you on your journey!! andrea

  3. I share that "1 foot in each world" and I love it as well:-) Part time nanny, part time writer. God is so good!

  4. Some people do fabulously sans tertiary education, some do fabulously with it. I think it comes down to how one ustilises one's skills, and one's attitude toward work. There is no right nor wrong.

    Nancy, I hope you didn't feel I am saying everyone needs tertiary education, because they certainly don't! :)