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 :)