Which matters more: Experience or education?

When it comes to the job search, how important is a college degree?

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“I’m currently on my third internship, because I can’t find a job with my B.A. in PR,” she said. “I need to start making money!”

There’s great debate over whether experience or a college degree is more important in a job search. Some argue that experience makes up for the lack of a degree; others say a degree provides something that experience can’t. Is one more valuable than the other?

Last week, we asked our PR Daily Facebook fans, “Which matters more, experience or a degree?”

“I don’t know how anyone would get a job in PR without a degree. … You can’t earn experience until you have earned a degree to get you a job,” says Molly Carver. “People who get an education will always have a fresh and continuing knowledge of the field.”

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