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    College graduates getting jobs: what's their secret?

    I've noticed some companies (major ones) are open to applications from people who are straight out of college. Being self-taught, I need to know what's their secret. Is it strong grasp on fundamentals or that a diploma from a renown college is a sort of guarantee of their skills?


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    Quote Originally Posted by Angry View Post
    I've noticed some companies (major ones) are open to applications from people who are straight out of college. Being self-taught, I need to know what's their secret. Is it strong grasp on fundamentals or that a diploma from a renown college is a sort of guarantee of their skills?
    A diploma is no guarantee for skills. It is my experience that very few graduates are industry-ready, although schools claim otherwise, in particular when you look at students who enter college with minimal skills. Of the people who graduated with me, the few people who got hired right after graduation had pretty decent skills when they enrolled, some were already freelancing, and some had completed art education elsewhere. To sum it up, four years in college has next to no added value.
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