Recently, I’ve had lots of friends graduate college and complain. Complain about how they can’t seem to find good jobs in the creative world or how they don’t understand newer languages like CSS3 or HTML5. All of this really got me thinking why? Is a college degree really that necessary to succeed in the creative world?
Before I give my 2 cents on the question at hand, you should really check out this Wikipedia article that has the ‘List of college dropout billionaires’. On that list, you will find names like Steve Jobs (Apple), Mark Zuckerberg (Facebook), and Bill Gates (Microsoft). And for kicks, I will also throw out a name of my personal favorites not on that list, Tom Hanks (famous actor). haha
Now my argument isn’t necessarily only going to be “Hey, look at that list, should I even say more?” No, I will tell you a bit about my personal history, then base my case mainly on that. However, I do like to throw those names out there mainly to show that just like my story, there are many others out there that have had tremendous success (far beyond me) without ever getting a college degree….
DISCLAIMER: This is my 2 cents based on my experience, take it or leave it.