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Did you go to a 4 year college or did you choose other options, and what were those options?

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Yasemin’s Answer

Hello! I went to a 4 year college and obtained my Bachelor's in Psychology with a minor in Chemistry. It all depends on your career choice; I think college is a great education for students who need it for their career and know what they'd like to do as well. There are also other options such as trade schools and even community college if you are not sure of what you would like to do. I think community college can be beneficial to knock out general education classes that all students must take in college; it saves more money when transferring to university. However if you are going to go to a 4 yr college then you will be able to complete the general education requirements at the university/college. There are many different options out there so make sure to research and set a goal for your career choice and see the requirements, then go from there!

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Roberta’s Answer

College can be great but so can tech schools in the vocational technology field. I know that in the U.S. currently, big companies struggle to fill roles in things like HVAC as so many young people choose to go to college instead. Consider looking into those type of jobs if you would like working with both your head and your hands!

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Tanya’s Answer

Hello, I went to a 4 year college, however i split up those years in different locations. I did my freshman, sophomore and senior year at Babson College, Massachusetts and a 1 year general course at London School of Economics in the UK. This one year was transferable to Babson and i graduated on time while experiencing different types of cultures, and education systems. This als gave me the chance to intern in another country and to see what life three would look like. I was able to compare the UK to USA in terms of education and also learn things i couldnt if i was solely in one location. I highly recommend everyone does a study abroad, it doesn't have to be 1 year, it could be 6 months It helps you grow and exposes you to different people, cultures, food and lifestyles.

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Simeon’s Answer

I did a four year degree to get a Bachelor's of Business Administration majoring in Business Management. Then, I got a Masters of Divinity specializing in Spiritual Formation.

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Betty’s Answer

College was a great opportunity to figure out what I wanted to do and figure out who I wanted to be. I majored in Political Science and it took another 13 years before I decided to pursue an MBA. In between I also obtained several certificates from a couple of extended learning centers like UC Berkeley and Golden Gate University. At one point I considered other professions beside technology, and could have ended up in a trade school. If I could do it over again, I would have chosen a different path and received my computer science degree, but I don't regret the journey I've taken.

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Terry’s Answer

I chose to go to a Community College in the beginning, then realized financing another 2 years would be a reach for me at the time. So after community college I went into the military and was lucky to work and training in the field I was in school for, which was IT. After the military I gained employment in the IT field and got a lot of experience and training on various platforms. This is how I built my career. I did attend a lot of college courses throughout, but was able to start my career from data entry to Deputy Information Officer for the jurisdiction I live in. I recently retired and so far life is good and I had what I call an successful career

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Lauren’s Answer

I went to a 4 year university as an accounting major with criminal justice and political science minors, in order to get into the forensic accounting field. My major offered a 4 plus 1 program where you obtained your bachelors degree in 4 years and then that last year was for your masters degree. I had capitalized on that opportunity because if you are an accounting major you need 120 credits to sit for the CPA exam, but 150 credit in order to become licensed as a CPA. I wanted to have that option to have those 150 credits in place to possibly sit for the CPA in the future. There's definitely many ways in which you can reach the 150 credit requirement if you plan on majoring in accounting, but at the time adding another degree was the best option for me.

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James’s Answer

I chose to go to college but during my first year, I realized it was an expensive endeavor. I did not receive any scholarships and was not receiving financial aid because of my parents income even though I was paying for it. I joined the Army Reserve and upon my return from training, I continued with college with the GI Bill. I eventually went on to obtain my Masters and now close to completing my Doctorate.

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Rukhsana’s Answer

That all depends on what your career path is and what kind of education is needed or necessary for that specific job (s). You also have to look at your financial situation, is there a better way to get a 4 year degree besides going to an expensive university for the whole 4 years? I personally went to a 2 year community college to get an Associates Degree first because I didn't want to start off with any student loans. So I worked a part time job and paid for the 2 year CC out of pocket while living with my parents. Then I found a job with my current employer and found that they offer Tuition Assistance, so I used that company benefit to continue my degree and finished the 2nd 2 years for my Bachelors degree. So the only degree I had to pay for was my associates and my company paid for the Bachelors. But College/University is not for everyone, there are so many other options towards getting a degree now-a-days. You can go to a Vocational school/college to study a specific field without having to worry about taking other non-related classes such as History, Art, Science, etc.. Also you many options with on-line colleges that cost about half of regular universities but you take your time and can get an Associates, Bachelors or Masters degrees.

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Suzie’s Answer

I went to a 4 year college. It was a great experience in shaping the person who I am today. College was my first taste of independence and living my life on my terms. I would not trade that experience for anything. It was a great journey to discovering who I am.

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