5 Misconceptions about College:

1. You will find your dream job after college.

Many people believe that going to college and graduating with a degree automatically means you’ll find your dream job. That couldn’t be further from the truth. Its been almost two years since I graduated, and I’m still working a 9-5 (which I love btw – don’t get me wrong but is certainly not my “dream” job). Snagging your dream job is harder than some people realize.

2. You’ll make more money than people who didn’t go to college.

There are YouTubers/social media influencers who didn’t go to college making way more money than some people who did, which is why there are people who choose to go the entrepreneurship route instead of the college route.

3. You’ll have no problem finding a job with a degree.

Having a degree means nothing to some employers if you don’t have the necessary experience they’re looking for. So, that means someone with no degree has the opportunity to be selected over you if they are more experienced/qualified for the job.

4. Going to college is the only way to be successful.

Entrepreneurs have proven that there are multiple paths to success. College is not the only way.

5. You won’t have to work as hard to prove yourself with a degree.

I’ve actually had to work harder to prove myself now that I have a degree because again, having a degree means absolutely nothing to some people if you don’t have the experience they’re looking for.

*This post is not to say that everyone who went to college will share these same experiences that I and many people I know have. There are college graduates who have had great experiences finding jobs, but that doesn’t negate the fact that these misconceptions have proven true for many people.

If you’re a college graduate, let me know what your experience has been like. I’d love to hear!

Xx,

Kristen

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