Friends/Followers/Etc. I laugh at your college posts. Not because I know so much more, but because I thought that way once too. College is….an experience. But in my personal experience (as well as many people of color I know) it isn’t the end all be all that it is painted as. Go to college, get your degree (if you want!), but know that there is a much larger world of issues and problems that will [possibly] be dumped on you like cold water when you graduate.
You may get a great job straight out of college, but more likely than not….you won’t. You might find yourself 100% ready to maneuver through society….or you may not. You might find yourself in competition both with High School graduates (who have more full time work experience) and people with graduate degrees (who have more school & life experience). Your financial situation might be worse than when you are in college even though you are getting paid substantially more.
I wish someone had told me these things before I buried myself in debt to go to a “top tier school” and when I graduate the economy is in the toilet and everyone is saying, ‘you can’t get anywhere with just a BA.’ Wha……? Anyway-not trying to be Debbie Downer, but I wish someone had come at me in a realistic way and let me know that college doesn’t guarantee anything, except debt (unless you were smart enough to twerk the system or your family is rich enough for it not to matter).
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- heelsanddiaperbags said: Preach. I’m feeling the burn and I didn’t even go to a top tier college. I’m only, if so long, graduated 3 weeks ago and the job hunt is ridiculous. It’s like there is no other option but to return to school and bury yourself in more debt. =/
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