CAREER From English graduate and side hustler to C.E.O. YOUR DEGREE DOESN’T DEFINE YOUR CAREER By Nadia Catherine Zegmott C 13 laudia Rosa, a 24-year-old who graduated with an English degree from the University of Essex in 2017, has found her current career to be far from what she could have ever hoped for. And the strange thing is, she didn't even need her degree to get where she is today. Since 2014, Rosa had been working as personal assistant for “a pretty renowned model”, who she prefers not to name, which allowed her to create a strong list of contacts that would soon be of use to her. -> on the Going to university is supposed to help you get a job in your chosen career field, but sometimes things don't work out how we thought they would.