When incoming college students begin to choose their field of study, one of the most common questions they face is, “What can you do with that degree?” Many believe that gaining a certain degree requires the student to follow the corresponding career path.
Tons of time, money, and energy get poured into recognition efforts with little real ROI. Employees are still feeling underappreciated, and many executives are at a loss for how to remedy the problem at hand. Perhaps talent professionals are overthinking it, replacing time spent strategizing for an expensive, showy reward that isn’t going to resonate long term.
However, as recent business success stories prove, such notions are beginning to shift.
Although specific degrees may be originally intended to lead to distinct career paths, they often promote skill sets that are universal. Skills such as attention to detail and the ability to write clearly and creativity, which can be taught through a variety of degree programs, are often valued by various business teams. In such cases, the lines between degree and career become blurred, resulting in a positive output.