Should I drop university?
April 1, 2011 3:56 PM Subscribe
I'm in a huge dilemma-- should I drop university and pursue a hot new start up or should I persist and finish the degree?
posted by wandergeek to grab bag (22 answers total) 2 users marked this as a favorite
So, a bit of background:
I have been a network engineer for 10 years and have recently gone back to school to study. Recently, I've gotten involved with a new business venture and have been thrown into the heart of the start up scene. I still have at least three years of university left and will probably have to shell out another $100,000 in fees to complete the degree. I'm studying solar energy at the moment and while I find it to be an extremely topical and useful thing to have, I am not feeling engaged in school and I feel like I learn much more my extra curricular activities.
So long story short, I guess I need to ask, what is the intrinsic value of the degree? What might I be missing if I decide to drop? I've been grappling with this issue for months and a decision needs to be made soon.
I hope some of you brilliant people out there can shed some light on this problem!