If you are currently a student, you may wonder how the stuff that you are studying now will help you down the line for a career in the business world. For a humanities student, you’ve probably read more books and wrote more pages in the past month than in the first eighteen years of your life combined. If you’re an engineering student, you’re probably learning to apply difficult math formulas and figuring out how to solve problems. If you’re a business student, you’re learning such a wide variety of topics and wondering if this is how it’s done in the real world. If you’re an economics student, you’re learning all these different models and theories about our economy. So, is any of this stuff actually useful?
The Answer is…Yes and No
It’s not useful in that you won’t apply the majority of the frameworks, theories, formulas, or concepts that you learn. You won’t be writing out marginal revenue equals marginal cost formulas or taking derivatives of functions. You won’t be reciting Shakespeare to your clients.
So, How Is It Useful?
As you can see, I have come up with seven key reasons why the material you learn in school is important for your career. So, no need to worry that you are wasting your time or that you are throwing away tens or hundreds of thousands of dollars on tuition. The stuff you’re learning right now can pay dividends for the rest of your life.
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