When you begin to get close to graduating high school, you face some big changes and decisions to make. Will you go right into a career or will you go to college? If you decided to go right into working, you may have been working for a few years and decide that you would rather go to college and get a real career. You may have a few questions about going to college and starting a career.
Many people go to college for the experience. While there’s nothing wrong with that, you should also remember that college is a very important part of your career afterwards. If you have a degree that you can’t use, it won’t get you anywhere. Make sure you have an idea what you want to do after college. If you have a career idea, major in the right area.
Find a college that you know you’ll like but do not spend more than you can afford. Just because you can take $100,000 worth of loans out, doesn’t mean you should. College is only four years of your life and you should not have to pay for it for the next 20 years after you graduate.
Best of all, work hard in college and get good grades. Make this your top priority. If you don’t, it could end up putting you in a position just as if you didn’t have a college degree. Yes, a degree is better than no degree, but when you have a 2.0, it really doesn’t help you much. Not only does it look bad, but you probably haven’t learned anything either.