My stress level rises. Sleep eludes me while essay topics dance through my head, not in the least as enticing as sugar plums. I have no life outside of work and school.
Is getting a college degree worth all this and more?
By more, I mean thousands of dollars and hundreds of hours. Sleeplessness and weight gain and periods of despondency are all byproducts of pursuing this piece of paper.
What does having a college degree mean? Will it mean I’m smarter? Well, I will be, provided I don’t lose my mind in the process. Will it mean I deserve a better paying job? I hope to get one, so I hope so.
In a recent interview, the husband of my colleague said, “Some of the smartest people I’ve met don’t have college educations.”
It can probably be inferred that some of the most socially inept people I’ve met have advanced or multiple college degrees. They might be brainiacs but they wouldn’t survive for ten minutes on the street.
What does having a college degree mean to you? Complete my poll and comment if you have more insight to share.
- Will that College Degree Get You the Job? (thesabloggers.org)
- New Data on Economic Value of Earning a College Degree (insidehighered.com)