Sunday, February 17, 2019

Is college for everyone?

I was going to write an article on the pros and cons of a college education. I have a degree. Not that it really helped me financially (though I did get well-rounded education even if I didn't take gender studies or social justice courses) except when I had to interview for a job after retiring from the Air Force that "required" a college degree. I have a B.S. in Liberal Arts with a major in psychology and a minor in business). I interviewed for IT positions. No one cared what my degree was in; they didn't even ask. What paid off for me were skills. Skills I gained in tech schools (after I got my degree, six months of networking and six months of programming equaled a six figure income, plus a lot of skills I gained, some through self-study at home.) 

Of course, this should be personal decision, but one that is based on your goals. What do you want to do? It's important to know that first. The three videos took my thunder, but make a lot of sense. Consider carefully before spending many thousand of dollars on what has become a national embarrassment, in my opinion. (College Graduates Don’t Know Basic Facts About the Constitution)

In all fairness, I'm glad I went to college, but I did it in my 30s, when I actually new some things and could build on that. And I took an eclectic number of subjects, one reason I graduated with 150 semester hours instead of the usual 120. It was more for me, rather than a paycheck, which is the way is should be.

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