One of the main reasons I decided to rent a little corner of the internet was due to confusion, as alluded to on my ‘About’ page.
My quandary is this: should I go to university or jump straight into industry?
Pros to University:
Better employability prospects
A chance to discover new fields, which I may not have considered before
A degree is becoming a prerequisite for most leading industries
Cons to University:
Fierce competition with graduates for jobs
Wasted time? I.e. a 2:2 (most employers only consider applicants with a 2:1 or higher)
Alternatives, such as School Leaver Programmes which offer studying alongside paid work
It’s easier to get your ‘foot in the door’ at 18/19
Insufficient earnings after university for some degrees
At the moment, I’m split evenly. I have applied to do ab-initio Italian with German, with the view that I love languages and they are broad enough to encompass numerous job prospects.
I am sure that I am not the only one currently facing this dilemma, so for those I’ve found The Student Ladder to be particularly concise and informative above anything else. Any advice or comments on your own situations would be greatly appreciated!