Why Choose a College to Get a Job?
Your college education is going to cost tens of thousands of dollars and thousands of hours of studying. As a financial decision, you should choose a college to get a job that will get you the most return on your investment of time and money. After all, it’s four years in college and a lifetime in your career. That means choosing a college with a major that will give you job satisfaction for a long time to come.
Surveys show that 50% – 70% of students change their majors at least once, and most will change majors at least 3 times before they graduate. Some become so discouraged that they never graduate at all. How can you make the odds in your favor that the college you choose will offer a major you enjoy in an atmosphere suitable to your personal learning style?
Will the college Mom or Dad went to be right for you? How about the local community college? Or should you choose the out-of-state college your best friend is going to attend? Maybe one where you can spend four days a week surfing? There are so many choices, how will you ever choose the college that’s going to offer you a lifetime of happy employment down the road when you only have a vague idea of what you want to be when you grow up?