Once in a while, we get folks new to UX asking career and education related questions.
Stack Exchange is a clearly not a good place to answer these, and we close the questions.
However, to me it's wonderful that people are interested in UX and we should encourage learning. Having the question closed with a "this is too opinion-based" doesn't help open the field up.
I think in the past, there's been some attempts to direct people to say the chatroom, but the UX chatroom isn't active enough to accommodate this.
So where should these people be directed to? Quora?