College is only worth it if you make it so. Spending four more years in classrooms after high school for a degree does not make you a worthwhile individual if you have no clue why you even went or what to do after graduation. We need to stress to college students that college isn’t just about obtaining the degree, it’s about getting the most out of that time by doing more than just homework. If I’d only realized these things sooner…
Movies about college are way more exciting than college. The same goes with sports as a kid. I’d rather watch The Mighty Ducks a million times as a kid than actually have to be near others my age in not only a competition, but a social setting. Back to college though…I wanted to write about Ryan Reynolds and the importance of Van Wilder. He used college to learn more than what books taught him. He became a community leader, a helping hand to his fellow students. However, he spent seven years there and did what I think a lot of people do – use college as a buffer between them and the real world. really though, college is great for that when you’re in your 20’s. Like, uh…mom – I can’t possibly grow up, I have a Psych 202 test to study for. Get off my back. So I at almost 3am I decided to go with Accepted because to me, that’s what college should be like. It should be about letting us find ourselves in a more relaxed manner, at our own pace for a few years. Not about doing a couple of years of honest to god useless GE classes.
When you’re a kid that shows promise really young in a place where college isn’t the norm, you’re put in the honors classes and gifted programs. If you come from a low-income family, you might get into a college outreach program. All of this was my reality and because I knew Cabazon was not a place I wanted to be, I believed college was the way to get out of there and that’s as far as I planned when it came to my future.
Again, college is worth it for your career and life if you do it well and take the right steps towards making the most out of it. Inspired by her dad’s history as a roadie for punk and jazz bands, and her own love of music, Sara knew entertainment was where she wanted to be in terms of having a career one day. So she did the smart thing and started early, becoming the editor of the paper in high school and working for the Las Vegas Review Journal. She said that by the time she got to college, it was time to do something not on the opposite side of the spectrum, but familiar, “Since I had already had a bunch of experience with print, I chose the PR route so I could expand my skills. I ended up loving the PR side a lot more because I would still be doing a lot of writing, but was also able to be more creative and go beyond the printed word.”
Today Sara is putting that PR degree to use as a publicist at Silver Legacy Resort Casino. So you can say, and she would agree, that she scored her career in entertainment thanks to majoring in the thing she was passionate about and working hard to get hands on experience to obtain a job in it after graduation.
People seem to think spending four or more years after high school paying for more education makes your stock go up as a human being. Today we’re told from very early on to study hard because we need to go to college in order to get a better job and have a better life. I just want to say that I was an honor roll student my entire life, went to college and take in less a month than my younger brother who scored a GED at 22. That’s not to say college isn’t important. Doctors, lawyers, scientists, engineers, teachers – those people need college. A blogger? Not so much. I learned the basics of the English language by fifth grade. We’ll get to that later, but what really makes college worth it? The answer to that, the honest truth…knowing what the hell you want to do and taking full advantage of every opportunity while enrolled. Since we’re talking the truth, I did not do that. Not even going to pretend I did.