False. Since everyone in my field is boring and takes the same finance/accounting electives, employers are always happy to see that I've taken something different.
This is completely wrong. Everything you do is a learning experience and you develop different skills by doing different things and employers love that.
It's unfortunate that university has become a place to go because you need a Bachelor’s degree for any decent job.You should use this opportunity to expand and challenge your mind since that's the whole point of a university education.
I had an employer (for a Computer Science job) that was genuinely excited that an application had taught piano before and had an interest in music. Yes, he was qualified, but the other interests did make him stand out.
OP is everyone's asian dad. Go away, asian dad!
Yeah, OP is right. They also hate everything you DO not related to your job; e.g. you can't take dumps unless they are related to your job, and the same with everything else you do.
Do employes ask to see the classes you took and your grades too?
It's ok OP, keep telling yourself that as you struggle through failure. Marginal benefit of additional hour of mindless drone studying < Benefit of using extra hour acquiring new skills which don't have a relationship to your career that is 100% obvious.A scientist can develop brilliant or novel research but if he never went out and learned about economics or politics because he didn't think it would help him get hired in a research position, he will crash and burn when he tries to market his idea.
@7: They don't ask, it's all included in your jobmine application. I've had multiple interviewers ask what my favorite class was in a particular term.
mindless drone studying = acquiring new skillsisn't that what university is all about?
As far as I can tell, most employers don't really care about your grades. It's much better to have something cool you did/made to show them.
Which is why I present my wood-block sculpture of my university anguish to every interview.
So not true. I've had several interviews where I was asked about the "extracurricular" section of my resume. Good grades are expected, but getting them while being on a varsity team and doing other things is what catches their eye. Besides, its the employers that actually read my resume and give a damn who I want to work for.