Conor J. Culloton, Assistant Account Executive

Infographic by Grace Culloton, Design Intern

The entire landscape of education and employment is changing. The days when a high school diploma or a bachelor’s degree were sufficient passages into steady employment with good benefits are gone, now just a quaint memory from a time as outdated as the rotary phone. In the contemporary job market, everyone is good at what they do. Yet, as meaningless as it may seem, a piece of paper signed by a college or university is usually the ticket that gets an applicant through the first door in a quest for employment. Despite the success of a few bold college dropouts like Mark Zuckerberg and Bill Gates, statistics show that college degrees, despite being exorbitantly expensive, are a necessary cost to a potential future career. While any degree holds value, certain degrees promise to eventually pay for themselves.