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How do you know college is actually for you?

I’m currently in college but kinda feel out of it

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Marshall’s Answer

Greetings-

Being overwhelmed really sucks. Losing your passion and "fire" can be demoralizing.

There could be many reasons that you are not feeling motivated.
Some may be due to environmental factors: such as the people and events that are happening around you.
It could be that what you are studying is not motivating you the same way as before (or its the wrong thing).
It could be medical condition or burnout.

I would suggest seeking out a counselor, there should be some on campus, that can help you think through things (second set of eyes/ ears). There is nothing wrong with asking for help.

Many times taking some time off from work or school can allow you to take a break and look at things from a different perspective. In the working world this is called PTO. You might consider taking a day or two, getting off campus, getting rid of your phone and sitting in a quiet room or in a nice park bench and making a list of things that you are struggling with and maybe a list of things you are passionate about. Then make a list of things that you want to do and see if things are aligning or a pattern is forming. Again, getting some help will assist with this as they can possibly understand what challenges you are dealing with and help direct you into finding solutions.
Thank you comment icon Thanks for your encouragement! Tina
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Jake’s Answer

College can be very helpful in locating an entry job or position in a good company, but understand that its simply a notch in the tool belt.

Some companies do require college degrees, but it really depends on what you want to do. So I would say the most important thing is to first understand what interests you.

For example, if you want to be an Engineer, I would recommend staying in school as jobs require education and certification.

But say you want to own a business... while getting business education would be helpful, its not really required. You can learn so many skills via YouTube and Google today, so you can piece together skills via these resources and continue follow your interests.
Thank you comment icon Thank you for sharing your perspective. Tina
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