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What Will a College Degree Give ME?
By Katrina

The College Experience Changes Your View of the World

As a college graduate, I've gained the skills necessary to rationalize a difficult situation with ease. Yes, I know that sentence totally sounded like a line out of my resume, but it's true. In the college classroom you are exposed to a wide variety of people, cultures, opinions, and dilemmas and all of this helps to change and shape your view of the world - and for the better. Incidentally, these are the very skills that you MUST have if you want to be promoted in the workplace. College pushes you to be a better and more tolerant thinker and in turn, you become a better and more competent person.


College is a Real Meeting of the Minds

Once upon a time, I used to think that networking events were just things older adults went to and socialized at. Oh, how time and experience changes our opinions! As a college student, you learn fast the importance of networking with others and how these connections can benefit you professionally. The old adage, "It's not what you know, but who you know" is more true than many of us would like to think. And knowing someone, especially someone of influence, in the industry that you're interested in, can be a very powerful thing.


You Make MORE Money with a College Degree

In the end, it's all about the Benjamin's! According to the 2008 US Census the average annual salary of a high school graduate was $27,448. The average salary for a Bachelor's was $47,853 and for a Graduate Degree was $63,713.

I don't know about you, but if getting a college degree means making two, three, or even four times the amount of someone with just a high school diploma, I'm getting the college degree.

Everyone wants nice things - fast cars, big homes, expensive jewelry. Stuff like that just doesn't grow on trees. If you want the finer things in life, you have to have access to well paying jobs. A college degree bring you that all-access pass to success. All it takes is you deciding that college is in your future. And yes, it is worth all of the hard work, time, and tuition.


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