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We met up with my sister and her friends a week back. She has graduated from her uni with a degree in IT a year back and she is now living in a shared apartment with a number of her former university IT school mates. About 10 of them. She is now fresh in the job market working as an IT consultant for a consulting company. However, when we enquired her house mates further, we found most of them are also working as IT consultants in other companies. Some even got jobs of lower status such as call center operators or computer operators. None of them, including my sister, got jobs pertaining to a university IT graduate, jobs like an IT manager, a network designer, a database administrator or a university lecturer. In fact, one of them was even dismissed from her job as a database manager only 6 months into her job. She is now in a completely different field - retail assistant. Is this a sign the university degree they had got is not really that good? Can I have a reply please, sincerely.

Asked By: Marked - 9/3/2008
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IT consultant is a really good job, for an entry level employee. It requires a good bachelors degree, just to be interviewed. It can lead to great things, including IT management... More
Answered By: RoaringMice - 9/3/2008
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Not at all. It's a sign that they're fresh out of university and have to start somewhere, they can't go straight to the top just because they have a degree. Besides, nothing wrong with IT consultants, that's what my dad does and he's paid very well... More
Answered By: LauraLorLor - 9/3/2008
 
Well this is becoming common practice. Unfortunatley some degrees and jobs are just saturated, including certain IT, media, Psychology, Sociology courses etc.. There are two directions to go in university...the science/health related degree, or humanities. Now in the majority of cases the only job promise and security... More
Answered By: Rebecca B - 9/3/2008
 
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