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Why should I go to college?

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Wael’s Answer

Does the career you are pursuing depend on a college/university degree?


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Krishna’s Answer

It is always advisable to go to college. Many people think that if they are good at something that can give them a career it is not necessary to go to college, but it is a wrong thought. There are people who have succeeded in life without proper college education and you will be able to find many. You can take inspiration from them but should not think that you will also be as lucky as they were. The secret of success is always being prepared for the worst case scenario. I will explain it with a scenario. Imagine that you are good at photography. You are really confident about your skills and you know that you are the best out there and you will be able to succeed. Still it is not a good option to skip college and dive into the world of photography because you know that there are many who have drowned in it. You should not be one of them. What you can do is, go to college, get a degree which can earn you a job. Now you can play safe. If you want economic security (unless you are born with a silver spoon), get a job which can provide you that but don't forget to manage photography and your job side by side. Gradually invest more and more time in photography and once you think that you are ready to take your hobby as your profession, dive in to it. Even if something goes terribly wrong you can always come back to your previous job and correct the mistakes that you did. Best of luck.


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Vishal’s Answer



  1. Job opportunities
    A higher education can prepare you for work, but also give you the flexibility to change jobs and job locations. What's more, your degree or certificate can act as a springboard, providing your career upward mobility.




  2. Security in a changing economy
    Unemployment rates are lower for workers with a higher education degree. College gives you the foundation to adapt to changing business conditions throughout your life, so you won't get left behind. Another plus: If laid off, you're likely to find re-employment faster.




  3. More money
    Economists say higher education comes with an earnings premium. What does that mean? For employers, a degree or certificate means greater expertise, something they're willing to pay more for. According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, a person with a bachelor's degree can earn as much as a $1 million more over a lifetime than someone with just a high school diploma.




  4. Stability for a family
    Want to marry and have children? The better income you earn from a degree or certificate can prepare you to provide for the people in your life. Also, if you want the best for your children, including a future college education, you'll find that getting your own degree is a great investment.




  5. Better health
    Research shows that adults with a college education tend to smoke less, watch their weight, and have access to medical care when they need it. Many employers offer medical insurance, which is a great advantage for maintaining your health and the well-being of your family.




  6. Community engagement
    Get a higher education and you're more likely to be involved with your community at a local or national level. Studies show people with a higher education tend to vote more, volunteer for community events, and even donate to organizations that promote a better society.




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Nandankumar’s Answer

Generations of Americans have used college as a ticket to a better future, not just in terms of money, but also in terms of a higher quality of life. That could mean job security, greater social mobility, or the ability to afford big things like a house. If you question whether college repays what you invest in time and money, read the research done by organizations like the College Board or the Pew Research Center. Every year, these groups release studies that show how a college education opens doors to a multitude of benefits, including the ones described below.




  1. Job opportunities
    A higher education can prepare you for work, but also give you the flexibility to change jobs and job locations. What's more, your degree or certificate can act as a springboard, providing your career upward mobility.




  2. Security in a changing economy
    Unemployment rates are lower for workers with a higher education degree. College gives you the foundation to adapt to changing business conditions throughout your life, so you won't get left behind. Another plus: If laid off, you're likely to find re-employment faster.




  3. More money
    Economists say higher education comes with an earnings premium. What does that mean? For employers, a degree or certificate means greater expertise, something they're willing to pay more for. According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, a person with a bachelor's degree can earn as much as a $1 million more over a lifetime than someone with just a high school diploma.




  4. Stability for a family
    Want to marry and have children? The better income you earn from a degree or certificate can prepare you to provide for the people in your life. Also, if you want the best for your children, including a future college education, you'll find that getting your own degree is a great investment.




  5. Better health
    Research shows that adults with a college education tend to smoke less, watch their weight, and have access to medical care when they need it. Many employers offer medical insurance, which is a great advantage for maintaining your health and the well-being of your family.




  6. Community engagement
    Get a higher education and you're more likely to be involved with your community at a local or national level. Studies show people with a higher education tend to vote more, volunteer for community events, and even donate to organizations that promote a better society.




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Shobha’s Answer

Hi Zachary, going to college won't only help you in getting a degree but it will also help you in your overall personality growth and communication skills. which later can be used in your career n personal life too. moreover, think, what do you want to choose as your career and choose ur course accordingly. it's very important that you choose the subject you are interested in to keep yourself motivated. All the best for your future.


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Rupam’s Answer

In college, students make new friends and other connections that will be helpful when it’s time to get started in a career. Those friends they make in college will help them get jobs, and these connections and networks will help them throughout their lives.


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Gary’s Answer

College is a best time for a person in his or her life time where it open a way to a different world of knowledge where you can experience lot of new things which you cannot get in future.


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Karthik’s Answer

These are the Best reasons to go to college.



  1. Get higher education and help you choose a career in life

  2. College will help you choose what you want to study and grow in future

  3. It will help you to earn money in life
    4.Help you get connected to the real world and meet many new friends


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Mohana’s Answer

It is the most Important part of Career growth, life lessons are taught at the same time
Better practical knowledge is provided , many new technology and life science is learnt
Best place to prove your individuality and explore your talent


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Jyothi’s Answer

Hi Zachary,


College is considered a ticket to a better future, not just in terms of money, but also in terms of a higher quality of life. That could mean job security, greater social mobility, or the ability to afford big things. With higher education, u r more likely to involve in community engagements, volunteer for community events, and even donate to organizations that promote a better society. College education opens doors to a multitude of benefits.
All the best for a bright future !!!


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Hemashree’s Answer

Community engagement
Get a higher education and you're more likely to be involved with your community at a local or national level. Studies show people with a higher education tend to vote more, volunteer for community events, and even donate to organizations that promote a better society.


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Vijoy’s Answer

Make more money.


Have more opportunity.


Make connections.


Live a healthier and happier life.


Start a tradition.


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Danish’s Answer


  1. You will probably make more money
    Let’s face it: most of us want to make money, and making more money is often a good thing. According to Simply Hired, the average salary for a college graduate is $46,000, but the average is $32,000 for those with a high school diploma. Obviously, more money is often a plus, and although colleges can be expensive, many people feel that having debt is reasonable if it leads to a better paying job.


Although student loan debt can be crippling, if you make more money, you should have more money to pay off that debt. When your debt is paid off, you will be able to use the extra income for discretionary spending. Plus, although student loans are common, some students are able to go to college on scholarship, or are able to work while attending school and avoid loans all together.



  1. Many jobs require a college degree
    You can certainly start at a company and work your way up, and you may be able to achieve the career you hope for. However, many high-level jobs require at least an associate’s degree. Even if you are able to move up in the company, some jobs will still be out of your reach without a degree. Depending on this position, you may be required to obtain a degree even if your experience far surpasses workers coming in with a degree.


In addition to specific jobs within a field requiring a degree to move forward, many specific careers also require a specific degree. There are certainly excellent jobs that you will not need a degree for, but certain positions (like most teaching jobs, nursing jobs, and so on) will require formal training. If you want to have a career in one of these fields, you will have to earn the necessary degree. Even if your field doesn’t require a degree, sometimes obtaining one will still help you be more qualified than other candidates.




  1. You will gain valuable work skills
    College is often what you make of it. While some colleges are better known and more prestigious than others, you can gain a valuable education at most schools if you put the work in. If you attend class regularly, and you choose classes that will challenge you, you will get more from school. You should focus on classes that will help develop skills that will help you in your field. It’s also important to get an internship if possible. Internships will help you gain technical experience, build your resume, allow you to network, and potentially show you whether or not your major is the right choice for your future.
    A part-time job can also be valuable while you are in school, especially if it relates to your future field.




  2. College is a new experience
    While you shouldn’t pay thousands of dollars simply to have an experience and meet new people, the exploratory aspect of college is very important. Not only will you hopefully determine whether or not your intended career is the right fit, but you also will learn how to interact with other people. When you get out into the work world, you will need to work with many different personalities, and college is a great time to start practicing.




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Kanon’s Answer

Hey, great question! In my opinion you should go to college, because the job that you want to have requires a college degree. There are many career paths and fulfilling small business opportunities where a degree is not needed or helpful.


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Anup’s Answer



  1. Start Fresh
    Sometimes you just need a fresh start in life. You need to put away your old habits and your old self, and become the person you were meant to be. That may sound cheesy, but I’ve found it to be true of myself as well as many other people I know. It is especially the case for young people who are transitioning from childhood to adulthood. College is the perfect opportunity to break out of that old shell and become someone totally new.




  2. Meet People
    I met many of my best friends while I was at college, and I even met my spouse while working a summer internship for college students. These people have shaped my life tremendously and have helped me grow as a person. I could not imagine who or where I would be without the many people who influenced me during my college years.




  3. Learn Something
    It is true that many degrees do not prepare you for the real world in terms of what you learn. However, a college education is an opportunity to learn what you love. Take the time to enjoy learning what you are truly passionate about. If you are interested in a variety of things and aren’t sure where to focus, check out iTunes U, an online resource where you can take college courses at the top universities for free.




  4. Gain Financial Responsibility
    For some people, this is not a want but a need. Parents do a lot for their children these days and many kids are not as mature upon high school graduation as they used to be. A lot of high school graduates have never worked, paid a bill, or learned anything about personal finance. Even as parents teach kids about money management, they can help their kids ease into real world responsibilities by having them spend time in college.




  5. Achieve Independence
    Along with gaining financial responsibility, there is the need for kids to mature in their decision-making. While parents may worry over their child’s new-found freedom, teens are generally pretty excited about it. College can give a young person the independence they feel they need as well as the opportunity to start making their own decisions. That being said, parents should still be parents at this point and help their children transition into adulthood (especially if they are paying for their child’s college education through something like a 529 college savings plan).




  6. Get Involved
    If you have an interest in politics, you can get involved in Student Government. If you want to be a journalist, here is the opportunity to get a head start by working on the school paper. Whatever you are interested in, I guarantee there is a group for it. Not only is this a way for you to explore something you’re passionate about, it’s an opportunity to have your voice heard and to gain practical experience that you can put on your resume.




  7. Get a Change of Scenery
    For some people, the number one reason to go to college may simply be the opportunity to move to a new location. Many northerners may want to go to school in the south to escape the cold. Others may just want to get out of a small town and see the world. Even moving from a childhood home to a dorm on a local college campus can be a great change of scenery. No matter where you go, you are, in some way, leaving what you’ve always known. This can be the first step in discovering where you fit in the world.




  8. Attend Football And Other Sporting Events
    A great way to save money on season football tickets is to be a student. I went to the University of Florida (Go Gators!), and student tickets at that time were only $6 per game! Other sporting events were free for students.




  9. Figure Out Who You Are
    I am not sure that I had any clue who I was when I began college. I didn’t know what direction I wanted to go in life, or what my real passions were. It took me leaving my family, my friends, my hometown, and their influences to begin to figure myself out. It gave me a starting point as I transitioned from everything I had once known.




  10. Have Some Fun
    Sometimes I get a little sad thinking that college was the best time of my life. While I know that is not really true, I must admit that I had a really fun time. I will always be thankful I was able to have that experience.




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