University: Importance of Entrepreneurship

My degree and it’s aim are very straight-cut. It’s a very specific degree aiming at a very specific job. I’m perfectly happy with that, as it’s the career I’m aiming for in the sector I want to be in. But I know a lot of people are put off by universities pushing employment opportunities at them, at failing to recognise the importance of working for yourself.

 photo Entrepreneurship_zpsvnb811o1.jpgIn a time where more and more people are looking at self-employment options, it’s important for graduates to be able to make informed decisions. As someone who has definitely been feeling the pressure of obtaining a graduate job I found this study and infographic by PolicyBee really interesting.

Policy Bee INFOGRAPHIC - finalI was shocked that such a high number of universities never mention freelancing at all. I fully admit I’d not heard it mentioned in my course, but assumed that as it is aimed at a specific profession it was an exception to the rule – but apparently not!

*Sponsored post, all opinions are my own as always!

What was your experience at university? Were you pushed towards traditional employment? 

  • Oh this is interesting! Now I’m graduated, freelance is actually something I’m looking at now because getting a full time job is damn hard… It was mentioned at my university, but I did study a media course and I would say the majority of media jobs start off freelance.

    • ninegrandstudent

      Oh tell me about it, I’m in the stages of applying for grad roles and on top of studying it’s SO difficult! x

  • Couldnt agree more. I finished uni in may and have only just landed myself a full time job. Even graduate jobs were saying I didn’t have enough experience. Just crazy. Uni has been a waste of time for some things and for a while I was regretting going just because of how hard it was to get a job the other side! x
    a life of a charlotte

    • ninegrandstudent

      I’m being told I have too much experience for grad schemes, it’s so frustrating as equally I’m not experienced enough for other roles… x

  • Freelancing should have been discussed more in my undergrad, since a lot of students taking it wanted to get into media… But unfortunately it was only ever mentioned in passing.

    Claire // Technicolour Dreamer

  • Interesting post! I’m definitely not being talked to about entrepreneurship or freelancing at all at uni.

    josievictoriaa / fashion, travel and lifestyle