College May Not Be Right For You If…

Wondering whether or not you should go to college is normal. Although there are numerous benefits to obtaining a college degree, the decision to return to school isn’t always easy to make.

College May Not Be Right For You If…

  • You’re a secret genius
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Bill Gates, Steve Jobs and Mark Zuckerberg didn’t need a college degree to make billions, why should you? Maybe you’re inventing the next Microsoft because you have natural computer programming skills. Or perhaps you’ve created a social networking platform that’ll make Facebook obsolete. If you’re secretly a genius and have already found investors that will help you turn your ideas into reality, don’t waste time on a college degree.

 

  • The stress of job hunting is exciting
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While most people dread job hunting, you find it entertaining. Going from one interview to the next is your thing. You would rather have a different job every few months than have a long-term career, because the unknown is so much more exciting! Although job security isn’t always a guarantee for college graduates, the unemployment rate for people with a degree is much lower than people without.

 

  • Learning just isn’t your thing
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If you think learning is boring, then you probably shouldn’t go to college.

 

  • Networking? Who needs that?
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Knowing the right people in life can be helpful for a number of reasons, especially in today’s job market. And college is a great place to network and create professional friendships that will help you in your future career. However, not all people need to network in collage. If your professional network already includes the kinds of people who are well connected in the community and you think you already know all the people who matter in your career field, then networking in college isn’t necessary.

  • You’re a famous actor or singer who just hasn’t been discovered yet
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You don’t need a college degree in order to become a celebrity. In fact, quite a few celebrities dropped out of college because of their acting/modeling/music careers. But remember, becoming famous is easier said than done and there’s never a guarantee that you’ll “make it” in Hollywood.