Getting a degree is one of the most fulfilling achievements one could have. Or at least that’s what we’ve been led to believe. At the very least, most people use education as a way to gain employment. This has proven to be harder than it seems. In the second year of a pandemic, it is even more difficult than usual to secure the employment bag. But don’t despair. You may not be able to get a job with it, but here are 5 other great uses for your degree certificate.
1. Shielding yourself from the sun
If you’re not an avid sunscreen wearer and have failed to invest in hats, then using your degree certificate is the perfect solution. It is lightweight and can even curve to make sure you’re always protected from the sun. The certificate is likely already printed on light coloured paper so you don’t have to worry about the sun bleaching it. It will retain its colour as diligently as you have failed to be retained at any jobs.
2. As a makeshift dustpan
It happens to the best of us. You sweep your entire house only to find that you don’t remember where you put your dustpan. Luckily, your degree certificate is the perfect size and shape to collect dust. It has been collecting dust on your shelf since you graduated anyway so it’s perfect for the job.
3. Practicing your origami
Apparently, you can only fold a piece of paper 7 times. This is a perfect opportunity to test that theory out for yourself. You can finally learn how to make those paper airplanes that you remember kids throwing around in grade school. Only now, the paper plane flying and crashing into the ground will only serve as a sad symbol of what has happened to your hopes and dreams.
4. As a last-minute card
It’s your friend’s birthday tomorrow and you’ve completely forgotten to get them a sentimental card to tell them how much they mean to you. It’s a good thing that degree certificates are usually printed on thick, good quality paper. The back of your degree is the perfect place to pen a heartfelt message to a loved one. They won’t be able to tell that you didn’t invest in manila paper from a craft store. During your degree, this was called problem-solving. Might as well put it to some use.
5. As a homemade speaker
If you roll up your degree certificate jut right and put your phone inside it, it serves as the perfect speaker. Now you can drown out the sounds of your failure with sweet music. You also don’t have to worry about buying a speaker. Not that you were seriously considering it with the joblessness and all. But at least now you can be loudly serenaded by sad Adele songs.
Who said that degrees were useless?