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Unconventional degrees 'good for graduate jobs'
Monday, 18 August 2008
People who have taken less traditional degrees could find they are better suited for the world of graduate jobs than their fellow students, according to one expert.
Writing for Sky News, Professor Ellis Cashmore of Staffordshire University explains that although subjects such as football culture are regarded suspiciously by some, they can offer advantages.
He says: "In terms of employability, a student equipped with a degree that encompasses contemporary issues and debates is arguably better qualified than someone with a working knowledge of the Aenid."
According to Professor Cashmore, "knowledge is organic" and the sorts of courses offered by universities will continue to change to adapt to the outside world.
Last week, Director of Finance reported that Kasmin Cooney, managing director of training consultancy Righttrack, believes that the chance to learn non-academic skills is attractive to many people looking for graduate jobs.
Although they might want to undertake further study in future, most people entering the job market are happy to get some actual work experience, she stated.