Why do robots need to learn how to use a people-knife? Why not just make a robot-knife and be done with it? Define a standard "accessory" slot that supports circular or square objects to be fitted with a magnetic lock.
Oh wait.. Making a standard just means everyone will make their own standard... Nevermind then..
Forcing yourself to get a useless degree could also show you have no sense of direction and have seriously fallen victim to the whatsitcalled fallacy, the one where you go "Well, I already sat twiddling my thumbs for 3 years, might as well finish it". That kind of behaviour is very dangerous in a business where everything changes from year to year.