With the constant news coverage about the increasing costs of getting a college education and high levels of unemployment among graduates, I’ve been thinking a lot about my own college experience. Even though my degree cost more than I have ever spent on anything, I’ve never looked back and said, ‘Wow, I really wish I didn’t go away to college.’ Even though very little of what I learned in class is applicable to my my working life, my overall college experience helped to shape the person I am today, and I wouldn’t take it back. In this poston Penelope Trunk’s blog, Jon Morrow reflects on why he regrets getting straight As in college — because aside from getting you admitted into a top graduate school, there are valuable ways to spend your time outside of class that do not involve studying: “College isn’t so much a training ground for entering the work place as a sandbox for figuring out who you are and how you relate to other people.” I know that was definitely true for me.
Read the full post at Forever Twenty Somethings.
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- Return on Investment: Does Your School Make the Cut? (muohio.uloop.com)
- College Costs: FAQs (bigfuture.collegeboard.org)