29 Aug '17, 11pm

Why external degrees are useless compared to those acquired locally and abroad

Why external degrees are useless compared to those acquired locally and abroad

Nowadays (in fact for past 10 years already) most courses in local Unis require active participation & debate & presentations in lectures & tutorials. Some of the majors such as IT & Engineering may not require high levels of vocalization. That’s becoz for such degrees, the proof is in working prototypes & systems. No use being such great talk cock sing song if your programs are full of bugs, or your driverless car keeps crashing into people & buildings. Otherwise you’re no better off than many talk-cock ah neh IT “experts” & “engineers”. For overseas Unis, unless it’s an Ivy League or Oxbridge type of elite Uni, you MUST get 1st class honours if you’re doing “soft” degree. Many companies still reject those with 2nd Upper Biz degree. 15 years ago when I was still working, I had fresh colleagues (S’poreans) just come back with overseas degrees, mostly 2nd Upper. And I can t...

Full article: http://www.transitioning.org/2017/08/26/why-external-degr...

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