Colleges have been important institutions for hundreds of years, since the first universities built by the ancient Greeks. They are centers for higher learning where you expand on your knowledge from high school and learn new information that can land you a good job. They have been valuable for hundreds of years… until now.
A lot of young adults, myself included, followed the traditional career model growing up. You get good grades in high school. Then you go to college, work hard, do an internship, try to network, then graduate. After a lot of job applications and a couple years working low wage jobs, you land an entry level position in your field and everything is good. You slowly work your way up and get progressively more and more money. That’s how it’s supposed to work right?
I graduated from college in 2015 with a Bachelor’s degree in Business Administration and a concentration in Marketing. I had a 3.27 GPA and worked two unpaid internships. I knew that getting a job in my field would be difficult, but was confident that I would get a decent job within 2 years or so. I made sure I built strong connections with my professors and did a lot of networking on LinkedIn. I really upped my resume and made sure I had great references.