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Is college for me ?

I used to think #theworst about college but I started to get motivated to go and now I want to go. My feelings change everyday about the way I feel about college . #tryingtostaymotivated

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Wayne’s Answer

Hi Kimbriel,

Going to college was one of the best decisions that I've ever made. The biggest advantage of going to college is the gateway to increased opportunity. I'm not just talking about more work opportunities after graduation, but also the endless possibilities of making new connections that may become of value to you for life, the benefits of gaining knowledge, the encouragement of discovering new passions, and so much more!

Attending college gives you the opportunity to meet new people of different backgrounds with unique interests, increasing your chances of connecting with people in your potential career field. Knowing the right people can take you far in life. You never know who is going to help you land your dream job, or connect you with the right person who will.

Some ways you can expand your network in college is by becoming a part of clubs that align with your interests, playing sports, or volunteering for an organization. Joining a sorority or a fraternity is also a surefire way to meet some close friends for many. You could even pick up an internship or part-time job on or off-campus, and meet people that way as well. Learning from someone more established is also a fantastic way to test the waters in a field of interest, and in that sense, get to know yourself better.

Students pursuing higher education are presented with the opportunity to read books and listen to lectures of top experts in their fields. As a result, they gain advanced knowledge in areas that interest them most. This stimulation encourages individuals to think critically, question concepts, and explore new ideas, which allow for additional growth and development. Generally, college graduates have an edge in the job market over those who have just come out of high school. In recent years, seniors have also been going back to college to exercise their minds and to learn from new opportunities to help them as they grow older.

Finally, most people pursuing a college degree look forward to promising job prospects after graduating. The good news is that many recruiters now look for candidates that have experienced higher education. We have shifted from a manufacturing-based economy to a knowledge-based economy, which makes having a college education especially important these days. Regardless of what career field plan to commit to, you will likely benefit from going to college.

By experiencing things like being a part of a club, participating in a group study, taking a variety of courses, and continually enhancing your work ethic, you innately get to know yourself as an individual better.

More often than not, those entering their twenties without a clue on what they want to do for a living will develop a better sense of their “calling” after taking different classes that were not offered in high school. Some examples of such courses may include psychology, communications, sociology, business, and computer science, to name a few.

Many higher education students are also living away from home for the first time, and that independence and freedom allows them to try things they didn’t feel totally comfortable doing in their high school years. New discoveries could lead to new passions and potential career paths after college.

With the global economy becoming increasingly competitive, going to college is a smart way to give yourself the best chance at landing a stable, well-paying job. You also gain a wealth of knowledge and experience that you would never receive if you decided to skip higher education. You’ll be surprised at how much personal development you will experience.

Going to college made me the adult I am today and gave me experiences that led to my career today. I would recommend college to anyone.

Good luck!
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Mahmoud’s Answer

Hi Kimbriel

i hope you are doing well.

first of all you need to know that college is so important, it will give the opportunities to can find a better job and also provide to you a great experience
College can change the person in the way he think and will provide you with a huge knowledge
don't give up and after you finish your college, you will understand how this step was so important

Good luck
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Maya’s Answer

Hi Kimbriel! In addition to all the answers above most people go to college to be able to pursue a career they are interested in. So if you do ultimately decide to start college the best approach to staying motivated throughout is to have an idea of a career or goal in mind that way whenever you start to feel overwhelmed you can remind yourself of your end goal. I know figuring out a career can be daunting and I think the best advice I can give you to decide what career options are available for you is to volunteer/ shadow people that work in fields you are interested in. The best way to decide what you like and what you might not want to do as much is to get experience in those fields and see how they operate and how the people within interact with each other. Remember figuring out you don't want to do something is just as valuable as figuring out what you do want to do. Therefore, look for practical shadowing/volunteering/ intern jobs so you can really get experience in all the fields you're interested in while you are in college. As long as you have a goal you can definitely work towards it. Hope this helped!
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