College can be difficult in many ways: financially, academically, personally, socially, intellectually, physically. Many students are tempted not to start, or quit part way through. it’s true getting a degree can be overwhelming, but earning a degree is one of the best things you can do for yourself.
1. You will much more marketable to employers. In today’s job market, a degree is more valuable than ever. Most employers expect their employees to be college graduates. You will also earn more money over the course of your lifetime than non-college graduates.
2. You will make lifelong connections. The people you meet in college are on the path to creating their own successful futures. This can open the door to job opportunities, investment options, and wonderful friendships that will serve you for your entire life.
3. You will have a lifetime of increased opportunities. With a degree you will have more careers to choose from, more chances of promotions, which will give you more freedom. You will also stand out from others, increasing your career success.
4. You’ll discover more opportunities for your future. While in college, you might find a subject you’d like to pursue, which may lead to graduate school, or to a career path you didn’t realize interested you.
5. You will make more money over your lifetime. Having a degree dramatically increases your earning potential. Some estimates put lifetime earnings at one million dollars more for those with bachelor’s degrees compared to high school diplomas.
6. You will develop critical thinking skills. In college, you’ll learn to think more consciously.
In -class debates and assignments will expose you to new ideas, and will teach you lessons that will last a lifetime. College can be a huge step in personal growth.
7. You’ll have more control over your life. In bad economic times you will have more money available to you in a savings account to having marketable skills and an education during an economic downturn. You will also be able to choose from more career paths, cities to live in, and specializations. This will allow you to live a life that is more personalized than if you only had a high school diploma.
8. You will be in a position to have an impact on the world. Going to college creates awareness about issues, which you might find interests you. Positions that can offer help to others typically require a considerable amount of college, which offers you valuable, professional training.
9. You will hold up better during economic adversity. Having a college degree makes you more likely to maintain employment during a recession. Even if you lose your job, those with college educations are more likely to be picked up by new employers.
10. You will have a strong sense of pride and self. Earning your college degree creates a powerful sense of pride. It will offer a wonderful self-esteem boast.
The benefits of having a college degree outweigh any negative thoughts you may have about going to college and completing your degree. College will change your life for the better.
If you have any other questions about selecting a college, or the admissions process, feel free to contact me through my website at www.Prep4CollegeNow.com or call me at 760.877.7200. I’d love to answer your questions!
Excerpted from: Articles written by Kelci Lynn Lucier and YellowPageCollegeDirectory.com Image courtesy of David Castillo Dominici / FreeDigitalPhotos.net
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