I will be happy for your comments. How can spending four years in an institution which will be responsible for my hair loss, sleepless nights and the consumption of detrimental amounts of coffee, be an appealing compensation for seventeen years of hard work? Although it may hardly seem alluring, an unprecedented number of high school seniors annually vie for highly coveted spots at very selective colleges; I am no exception to the rule.
Forty years ago, we had a great education system. Learning was affordable and employers offered higher paying jobs to those with degrees. Student loan debt is now equal to mortgage debt and credit card debt combined.
What Does This Mean? No need for leadership.
No need for maturity. No need for people skills.
No need for honing passion and drive. No need to learn negotiation. No need for personal application. Success has almost nothing to do with education. And most importantly, successful people know we learn by doing, not just learning to do. Passion beats talent any day. To me, life feels how it should be.
But no matter how you spin it, debt has negative consequences. Two identical candidates walk into your office for a job interview. Which person do you hire? Who do they know? What companies have they worked for? And most importantly, how much success have they had?
Which leads us into number 2. Portfolio — What proof of results can they show? Personal — Do they fit the culture of the company? Are they approachable, responsible, punctual, and have integrity?
Can they communicate well? While a part-time job or internship might help with the above criteria, a degree will not. But as we all know, the current education system built us to be employees, not entrepreneurs.
Consequently, people fear going out on their own. This is why I launched StartupCamp. I spent over 1, hours developing a complete curriculum around how this happens. It just might be the start of a new life for you. Do you have school debt? Would you do it again or do you regret your decision?
Let me know in the comments below.Jun 17, · I'm going to tell you 7 reasons why you shouldn't go to college and 4 things you should do instead, because an entire generation of Millennials have already been screwed and there may not be much many of the them can do to undo the damage they've done with 6-figure student loan debt and worthless degrees that only lead to dead-end entry level positions, if any at all.
More people going to college is not necessarily a good thing, especially considering America's youth have fallen out of the labor force and into a student loan securities bubble.
As a backdrop, there is over $1 trillion in outstanding student loans in America. Like others, I, too have some reason why I choose to go to college. Such as, to better myself, higher paying jobs and get away from home. First, after high school may people do not consider going to college for whatever reasons one might have.
Why You Should Go To College? Everyone should go to college and get a degree. I chose to talk about this because most kids don’t know how important it is to go to college. In college you will learn skills to help you throughout life, no matter what career you want to pursue.
One reason to go to college is to expand your knowledge and skills. College isn't for everyone. In all reality, it's expensive and potentially a waste of time. So, instead of following the common trend of convincing you to go to college, .
College is good, if you can afford it and if it won’t hinder you from pursuing your career then go for it but, if it won’t help you boost your career then, I don’t see it as relevant.
Lastly, if you choose college, after graduation you get a job (if lucky) and start running the company for someone else.