Your arts degree is just a big waste of time
The sweet words all my lovely fellow arts students hear or say at least once over in their four years of college. As I’m heading into my final year I’ve been reflecting a lot on my college experience and why I chose my arts degree. I remember the days of the leaving cert stressing out because I hadn’t my whole life in order (god help us). Now nearly at the end of having a proper degree the question of, ‘have I my life in order?’ is a little more serious. I feel when you say you’re studying arts be it academic or creative you sort of receive this look. Until I say that I study french and media, people almost don’t get what arts is.
Is my career path set? Hell no. I’ve yet to go on and do further studies in the area I really want to work in. I think that’s why us arts folk receive the negative press of our course being a waste of time. Hand on heart, I’ve learnt so much by doing my arts degree. I’ve worked as an intern with a social media company, lived in France and simply learnt about myself. It’s given me the opportunity to make some amazing friends and learn about cultures and languages. PinkSars wouldn’t exist if I didn’t do this degree; We are all on some path in this world that’s right for us. So, if you’re thinking of doing arts I’d say go for it! Don’t mind the stigma, you’ll learn so much not only about your subjects but about yourself. I wish I could go back and relive the past three years, make some changes here and there but just enjoy the moments. I can’t wait to have another amazing year with my friends despite the thesis that’s yet to be written.
“College is the best time of your life. When else are your parents going to spend several thousand dollars a year just for you to go to a strange town and get drunk every night?” –David Wood
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