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By Kyle Hanko
June 24, 2016

You read that correctly.

MTV’s Beavis and Butthead wasn’t “rotting your brain” like your mom warned you about. Mike Judge’s hit 1990s cartoon about two immature teenagers who love heavy metal music, junk food, and television could actually help you find a rewarding career.

Paul Ollinger, comedian and author of You Should Totally Get an MBA, explains what he calls the “Beavis and Butthead matrix.” The Beavis and Butthead matrix, Ollinger explains, is a way of sorting out your likes and dislikes into “things that are cool” and “things that suck.” This way, you can effectively filter out career paths that aren’t a good fit.

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