# Graduation Speech : My Senior Year

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In the fall of my senior year, I am planning on applying to a variety of four year universities, but my absolute dream school would be Brown University. The school is located in Rhode Island and is considered to be a highly liberal university with a very flexible curriculum. I believe that the freedom and independence Brown offers would give me the chance to experience spiritual growth because I don’t necessarily know what I want to do in the future in regards to a career. However, I am aware that Brown is an Ivy League and that it is expensive. I come from a middle to lower class family and I know that without financial aid-there would be no possible way I could afford to attend the school of my dreams. After doing some research, I found …show more content…

I noticed that most of the jobs I found required heavy manual labor and I speculated that the reason they pay reasonably well is because they have the potential to be dangerous, extremely boring, or unappealing. In an article I found on Business Insider, it listed a variety of high paying jobs with a high school diploma so I decided to pick a few that I wouldn’t mind doing. According to the article, the average annual salary of these seventeen high-paying jobs was around \$61,000. However, Commercial Pilots could make up to \$73,280 per year, Farmers could make up to \$69,300 per year and Postmasters could make \$63,050 per year. This was not too bad of a salary.

Math Example:
(Cost of attending Brown) x 4 years= (50,700 x 4)= \$202,800

(Annual Salary working as a Postmaster) x 4 years= (63,050 x 4)= \$252,200

Total Cost of attending 4 years of college: (\$202,800) + (\$252,200)= \$455,000
Job after attending college: