It's the general problem of young people who weren't led carefully either by their parents or by their teachers/profs. Do you know why Harvards or MIT or Berkeley or Stanford is so expensive with the tuition? NO? I tell you. The students are led and consulted by experienced persons/profs so that they know what expects them when they graduate.
Life is never a free lunch (read this "free lunch" THEOREM). If you get this, you'd lose that. And that's life. I have seen lots of graduates or students (e.g. here on this forum) dreaming with unrealistic "vision". For example, "I have finished C++, Java Core. I want to do that or to work with this". The belief that he or she has "completed" C++ or/and Java (s)he becomes a knowledgeable person. An intellectual Guru in C++ and Java.
A professional life is not valued by his/her qualification. It's the imaginative gift or talent which is value-added by a qualification (e.g. BS, MS or PhD). Just look up to the leaders of some big US companies. Zuckerberg or Bill Gates or the holy Steven Jobs. They all are neither a PhD in Computer Science nor a MA in Business Administration. But they all are very successful in their founded business.
If you think your "University Qualification" is the door-opener for a higher position you tremendously err. It's the imaginative gift. Either you have it or you don't. It makes you to a boss or to a highly-qualified employee.