Bachelor's degrees are overpriced and undervalued – so many are opting for nontraditional routes. Though he thinks he'll need a bachelor's someday, Josephus Tudtud will be able to get a job right away in the media business with his associate's degree.
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"It sounds cheesy," he says, "but if I got killed, she'd have some footage of me being a father to her."
At a campus jobs fair recently, Mr. Tudtud sought out Sharon Jarrett, production and internship coordinator for Black Entertainment. He clutched a portfolio with freelance projects and a short film he made while interning with NYC Media, part of the Mayor's Office of Media and Entertainment.