When I was growing up (that makes me sound old..I am 26..) if you didn’t go to college then it was associated with being a failure, unless of course you went into the Armed Forces (Thank you for your service).
I graduated college in 2014 and a lot of my friends went off to Graduate School. I graduated with a Bachelors in Hotel & Restaurant Management. I now own a digital marketing firm & a non-profit for Suicide Prevention & Awareness. Neither of which are related to my degree that I am now well over $100,000 in debt for.
I have been in the digital marketing world since my very first job & I learned how to do everything I know now on my spare time & was able to open a Digital Marketing Firm, a successful one I may add, all self-taught.
I can promise you that I do more reading & self-learning now more than I ever cared to in college, because I felt as if I was forced to be there. I am not saying that no one should ever go to college, some careers paths it is required. What I am saying though, is that you should take time to truly understand what it is that you want to do for your career before throwing away thousands of dollars due to social norms.
College isn’t for everyone & no one should be ridiculed or passed up on a oppurtunity over an expensive piece of paper. Experience today is worth twice as much as a college degree.
How do you think this will impact the continued education world? Leave a comment telling me what you think?