Inflation is defined as the “substantial rise in the general level of prices related to an increase in the volume of money and resulting in the loss of value of currency.”
Education Inflation is a concept I have been thinking about for some time, professional employment opportunities are diminishing for graduates and the number of degree holders is increasing. You can see where I am going here, your degree is currency and the price of securing that dream job is rising rapidly.
Many students I speak with still hold a belief that simply completing a degree is a ticket to that dream job. That may have been the case previously; however in 2012 a degree is quite simply a ticket for your application to even be considered for interview and little more.
Whether you’re an international or domestic student you need to make sure you add as much value as possible to your qualification. So select a degree programme employers are looking for, ensure it’s at a reputable institution and most importantly seek out valuable practical / extra-curricular experience.
Now more than ever, it is important that your education and work history tells a story to employers, so make sure that the degree you choose will look like a appropriate chapter in the story of how you got your dream job.