+ Reply to Thread
Page 2 of 2 FirstFirst 12
Results 11 to 13 of 13
  1. #11
    Join Date
    Jun 2007
    Location
    second star to the right
    Posts
    2,112
    Thanks
    8
    Thanked
    40
    Reviews
    1
    Achievements:Topaz Star - 500 postsAmber Star - 2,000 posts
    I did a BA, but never received much career guidance from ANYONE - none at school, none from my parents, none from the uni - had no idea who to ask, and didn't really know anyone else doing a BA. I know now that I could have got a job in public service or something like that, if I'd known what and how to get it. I was an intelligent but incredibly naive at 20. I did the BA because I didn't know what else I wanted to do, then didn't know what to do with it.

    I went on to do my teaching qualifications because it was something I'd always been half interested in doing, and I knew it would be good job to have if I had children and wanted to go back to work. I don't regret having done teaching, but sometimes I wish I'd done another job for a bit first.

    But if I can rant a bit about Arts degrees....
    I hate that people put down Arts degrees. BA doesn't stand for Bugger All, and it doesn't stand for Be Anything (although, maybe if you can become PM of Australia with 'just' a BA it could stand for 'Be Anything). It's a genuine degree. I had to work just as hard to get my degree as my sister did to get her IT degree, and just as hard as I had to work to get my Education degree. (Actually, If I had worked harder I might have got the good results she did )My sister used to give me grief when we were at uni because she would have a minimum of 30 contact hours a week and I would have a maximum of 16, therefore obviously I didn't have to work as hard. No, she completed the majority of her study in practicals and tutorials, while I was reading a novel or two a week, or huge slabs of textbooks, or researching for and writing essays.

    Also, university has become more about getting job training than getting an education, which are not the same thing. My education has been incredibly valuable to me, though not in employment terms. I believe my BA has made me a better teacher, a better parent, a better citizen, a better member of my church. (Not better than other people. Better than I would have been otherwise.) I think society would be better off if we valued education as much as we valued getting a good job.

  2. The Following User Says Thank You to Susan Mac For This Useful Post:

    bookwormmum  (28-03-2012)

  3. #12
    Join Date
    Feb 2009
    Posts
    2,995
    Thanks
    1,382
    Thanked
    2,879
    Reviews
    0
    Achievements:Topaz Star - 500 postsAmber Star - 2,000 posts
    @ Susan Mac, I totally agree.

  4. #13
    tiggerfields's Avatar
    tiggerfields is offline Priestess of Kult K'iesha... Mooo!
    Join Date
    Apr 2011
    Posts
    1,285
    Thanks
    81
    Thanked
    508
    Reviews
    0
    Achievements:Topaz Star - 500 posts
    I have two arts degrees (BA and MA) and I've never heard of anyone calling it a Bugger All!

    I majored in PR and Organisational Communication for my BA and Organisational Communication in my second. I worked in PR, internal communications, government relations and marketing for 12 years. I now own and run a PR and marketing agency with clients in Australia, Singapore and Hong Kong and we manage projects all over the world. I have three contractors working for me. Arts degrees are awesome


 

Similar Threads

  1. Career mums - Would you choose a different career?
    By Ellewood in forum Working Hubbers - Employed
    Replies: 23
    Last Post: 23-09-2014, 09:49
  2. Martial Arts???
    By PomPoms in forum General Parenting Tips, Advice & Chat
    Replies: 7
    Last Post: 11-07-2012, 22:25
  3. Bachelor of nursing science compared to bachelor of nursing?
    By Jensha in forum Hubbers who are studying
    Replies: 0
    Last Post: 30-04-2012, 17:07

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
free weekly newsletters | sign up now!
who are these people who write great posts? meet our hubbub authors!
Learn how you can contribute to the hubbub!

reviews
learn how you can become a reviewer!

competitions

forum - chatting now
christmas gift guidesee all Red Stocking
Mother and Baby Shop
Save $$$ during our Christmas Sale Mother and Baby Shop
Great prices on Schoenhut kids pianos, toys, baby clothing as well as big brands like Pigeon, NUK, Cherub Baby and many more. Sale starts on 1 November 2016 and ends on the 27 December 2016. Hurry! Place your order today!
sales & new stuffsee all
CarmelsBeautySecrets
Growing your own natural nails is easy. Years ago, I devised a simple and very effective technique which really helps boosts the nails' growth in as little as three days! And most importantly keeps them that way.
featured supporter
Baby U & The Wiggles - Toilet Training Products
Toilet training can be a testing time but Baby U is there to assist you and your toddler with the daunting task of toilet training. With a range of products that can be used at home, on holidays or out & about.
gotcha
X

Pregnant for the first-time?

Not sure where to start? We can help!

Our Insider Programs for pregnancy first-timers will lead you step-by-step through the 14 Pregnancy Must Dos!