Transferable Skills

6 Advantages Degree Holders Have Over Other Job Candidates

By: Isaiah Hankel

“Big companies don’t want to hire academics because they’re overqualified and too independent.” This is what a career counselor told a room full of students in my third year of graduate school. It was 7 p.m. in the evening and we all had to show up to a late-night seminar series that the university was holding for graduate students. Okay, we didn’t have to show up, but it was strongly encouraged. So I signed up. The first night was about business ethics, which basically amounted to the guy saying don’t launder money and don’t steal office supplies.  The second night…