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With 100's of Marketing graduates every year, is an undergraduate degree really worth anything?

With 100's of Marketing graduates every year, is an undergraduate degree really worth anything? I am among many graduates this year with a Marketing related degree on a hunt to start an exciting career in Marketing. However my search so far has left me disheartened and wondering whether my degree is really worth anything. With a 2:1 qualification in Retail Marketing, 6 years part time work experience, including 1 year international work placement, I thought that on paper I would make an ideal candidate for many graduate head hunters. But without specific Marketing experience, it proves to be very difficult landing an interview with any organisation for a Marketing Assistant/Executive role? Endless adverts for high pressure sales roles appear on every job site and I fear taking a sales role will never give me the Marketing experience I desperately need. So my question essentially is, how can a Marketing graduate without experience stand out from the rest?

Asked By: Indian Barbie - 8/16/2008
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You don't. The only undergraduate degree worth anything is engineering............
Answered By: Master Baiter - 8/16/2008
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You are right-there are too many people with this degree appyling for too few jobs. I have a BA in Communications and I had the same problem. 10 years later and having ony 2 low-paying jobs related to the degree, I am changing career paths... More
Answered By: gettingby - 8/16/2008
 
You should try to get an internship of try temping at a marketing firm or in the marketing dept of an organization. That way you can build your marketing experince and put it on your resume. Good Luck!
Answered By: Choc1 - 8/17/2008
 
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