There are more students than ever going to pursuing higher education, and thanks to the recent Skepchick Census I know that most of you readers have participated in some sort of post-secondary education. Sometimes high schoolers come to me and ask for college advice, but my opinions are only related to my personal experience. Some people majored in something they like but not something they love, because they think it would be a better career choice (that’s what I did). Because of the choices I made, I am the proud owner of a lot of student loan debt. There are a lot of changes I would make if I could go back in time, but right now I’ve accepted that my life is full of a lot of “learning experiences.”
Everyone had a different experience in college, so on behalf of undecided high schoolers out there, I would like to hear everyone’s advice about higher education. Or going beyond that, discussion about deciding to go to grad school and how that worked out for you.
So for today’s discussion:
What advice would you give someone going to college/university? If they were interested in your major, would you encourage or discourage them? Are student loans worth it? Are private colleges better than state? Do you have a career in what you majored in? If you could go back to the past, what would you tell your pre-college self? Did you know what you wanted to major in or did you change multiple times? Did you go to graduate school part time or full time? Was college just the most expensive party you’ve been to?
The Afternoon Inquisition (or AI) is a question posed to you, the Skepchick community. Look for it to appear Tuesdays and Thursdays at 3pm EST.
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