January 20, 2011

value of a college education

Posted in career, education tagged at 6:13 pm by weiszguy

College isn’t for everyone. So many people go to college without knowing why. They go just because that’s what you’re supposed to do after high school. But they don’t have a goal in mind – there is nothing that they are trying to do that requires the college education.

So they end up wasting several years of their lives while racking up astronomical debt that they can’t repay because they don’t know what they want to do.

Now add to that this study that shows a large chuck of the college population isn’t even learning anything.

http://consumerist.com/2011/01/study-many-students-learn-little-in-college.html

If you are finishing high school and you don’t know what you want to do – DON’T GO TO COLLEGE!  Kill some time, goof off, join the military, work in the family business, start your own business – heck, get a job flipping burgers. After you’ve done that for a while you’ll probably have some idea what you want to do. But whatever you do, don’t go to college unless you can tell me in two sentences why you’re going.