I've been having this conversation with a few people this week and alas! An article about the same topic pops up on my LinkedIn. Besides feeling like my computer has ears and I'm a victim of rather clever algorithms, I somewhat feel like I agree with the 'most people get a job unrelated to their degree' narrative.

Take my degree for example - English Literature with Cultural Studies and French. I may be a Shakespeare Ninja and can dissect a piece of poetry faster than you can say 'Carol Ann Duffy' but in my previous role as a Primary School Teacher, I was required to teach all subjects - often I had no idea what I was delivering and had to teach it to myself before hand. 

What exactly did my degree give me in that situation? A bit of experience with deadlines, efficient note-taking (blah), speed-reading (especially when you have to read 4 novels a week for 4 different modules in one semester!) and how to look intrigued in what a lecturer is saying, whilst simultaneously tweeting and painting my nails at the back of the lecture hall? I joke. I enjoyed University but do question sometimes what practical, real experience it gave me that can be applied into the real world...