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Can You Thrive Without a Degree in Singapore?

Can You Thrive Without a Degree in Singapore?

In Singapore, most of us have been drilled from young to – study hard, do well in exams, get a degree, find a well-paid job and lead a good life. While this might sound formulaic, is obtaining a degree the only way to ‘thrive’ in this little red dot? In our society where getting a degree represents the hallmark of education and is widely regarded as the ‘ticket’ to a good career, financial stability and a comfortable life, how can one succeed without a degree? It is often perceived that those without a university degree will find it harder than their peers to get the jobs they want. This is true to a certain extent, just look at any job portals and the prerequisite for many jobs is at least a Bachelor’s degree. Moreover, there is a discrepancy in salary between a degree and a diploma holder, ...

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