Recently I have found myself pondering over the issue of conventional education and degrees. Having completed my Masters degree in the much-admired engineering field, I find myself sitting at the bottom of the food chain, job hunting and wondering what the future holds. In the midst of all my misery, I read about a female billionaire who ditched the idea of conventional education, worked on an idea that revolutionized the way blood tests are conducted and simply made her way to the top….without a degree. Her story made me think of Bill Gates, Mark Zuckerberg, Richard Branson and the many other successful people in the world who did it their way- no degrees, just their dreams. It made me wonder.. what is more important? Pursuing a degree like billions of other people, or setting yourself apart and following your dreams
Demilade Fayemiwo is a scientist-turned-engineer, life coach (in training), writer, and as her friends call her, “blogger extraordinaire”.
She is a contributor on Musings of An Analytical Mind.
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