degrees of waste

Having a business degree doesn’t seem to help much when landing a job, but a relevant internship does.

Wall Street Journal staffer Rachel Emma Silverman reports on a University of Wisconsin LaCrosse-based research study whose findings are that there's no evidence that finance, marketing or management degrees improved job prospects for any of the applicants. Silverman writes:

John Nunley, an associate professor of economics at the University of Wisconsin, La Crosse, and the lead author of the study, said that internship experience, even from a few years ago, might signal to employers that an applicant has crucial workplace skills and professionalism that may be tough to learn in school.

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