College Is Not the Only Way

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From a young age, most kids have been brainwashed to believe that college is the only path to success in life. Is it? Is college the right choice for everyone? Or are there better alternatives? This year in the U.S., there are 17,487,575 students currently attending college classes. That’s is a pretty large number of students. Why is that number so large? Is there that many people currently attending college because that’s what they want to do? Or is the number so big because the majority of those students were told that college was something that had to complete? These are questions that have been asked many different times but it seems like there hasn’t been a lack of a clear-cut answer. There are many different things to consider when looking at colleges as the only path to success.
There are reasons why college is a great option for some students. In college, students get the opportunity learn from the experiences of their college professors. Students can learn from their professors’ experiences during class and they can learn even more by going to a professors office hours. Professors can offer advice on necessary classes to take and what students need to do to succeed in their career. Often times, professors are able to offer students opportunities by setting them up with a good connection they know.
The saying, “Its not what you know, it’s who you know” is one that applies to both jobs and often times college as well. Colleges are a great tool when it comes
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