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Here's my situation:
I'm almost 26 y.o.
Nationality: Russian, currently living in Toronto.
I have just finished my undergrad degree in Computer Science and was thinking of maybe getting a job in IT and staying in the country for a while.
I also have a degree in Econ/Marketing from a reputable university in Moscow. Normally, Russian 5-year degrees evaluate to Master's in Europe. I am not so sure about Canada, but I could still put it on my resume, I guess, and explain the situation, if asked. The question is, should I? The whole thing was a terrible mistake I made at the age of 17. You can't easily change majors or take courses from unrelated fields in Russia, so, if 2 or 3 years in you realize you don't like what you have been studying, well, tough luck. You can either quit and receive nothing or plod on. Guess, which way I chose. Naturally, after getting it, I went overseas to study something I was really interested in. At least, I received a lot of transfer credits for my CS degree. The only work experience I have in marketing is a 6-month internship, which was almost useless in terms of acquiring practical skills in the field.
tl;dr Will a degree in an unrelated profession confuse the recruiter? I ABSOLUTELY DO NOT want a job in Business. I really do not want to tell the above story on an interview. People tell me I'm wrong and education is always an asset.
What do you think?