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“College is a refuge from hasty judgement.” -Robert Frost

on March 18, 2014

Not to Clear the Air

Going to college is a defining decision in your life, and I know very few people* who didn’t need a college degree to do what they wanted. Those who did not go to college are heavily considering going back, at minimum. For my parents’ generation, going to college was quickly becoming the expectation instead of the exception. For my generation, it is the standard.

I already wrote about how college is harder than people remember, which I still hold is true. Where I think the disconnect comes from, though, is that college does not necessarily prepare you for the corporate working world.

I’m not saying you don’t learn a lot, or that you’re not used to working this hard. Honestly, in a lot of my classes I worked harder than in a few of my jobs. Which makes sense; I think the mental strain of university-level work should be much…

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