How to graduate college with a job you love & less debt
Before going to college, many students don’t really think about maximizing the return on their college investment. In their mind, just getting into college and attending is enough.
But in today’s world, it’s not enough to just have a college degree. You have to be armed with other skills that demonstrate you can add value to a company if you’re expecting to get a good job, build a career and pay off your student debt after graduation.
In a speech at TEDxMidwest, Jullien Gordon put college costs in perspective for prospective students and explained the importance of making the most of everything college has to offer while avoiding unnecessary student debt.
College costs a dollar per minute
It can be difficult for students to fathom how much they’re actually paying for college. In his speech, Gordon said that between his bachelor’s degrees, master’s degree and MBA, he estimates that he paid about $1 for every minute he attended college.
Considering the high cost, he explained how crucial it is for students to maximize their personal, intellectual, social and financial capital when choosing a college and attending it to help make the most of their college investment.
He emphasized that this has been much more important than earning a great GPA while in school–and has paid off and helped him get a job he loves that allowed him to repay his debt.
Prospective students would be wise to listen to his story and consider his advice when deciding on a college, figuring out how to pay for it, and determining a path after graduation.