Every student who attends college will put in varying amounts of effort yet every student who attends college (and passes all their classes of course) will receive a very expensive piece of paper and a handshake from their Universities president at the end of four years. There are some days you just don’t feel like putting in the effort, some days you don’t feel like going to that guest lecturer (it’s not required so who cares) because no matter what, as long as you pass (with a C or an A ) you will be handed your diploma.
Would you do college differently if you had to go for four years but you were not given a degree?
What would you work towards during your four years if you don’t have that expensive piece of paper to work for?
What would you try and get out of college if you had to go but there was no such thing as a bachelors degree?
Think about it… after your four years at college you walk up to an employer and hand them your resume. You did four years of college. The person next to you only went to high school but it’s been four years since they went so you’re both the same age. Under the ‘Education’ line on your resume you both have High School Diploma (remember there’s no such thing as a college degree). Who will they hire? Answer: they hire the other person. Why? Because you spent four years partying and just going to class. They spend four years traveling, doing mission work, community service, they attended conferences, and held part time jobs here and there. You get angry… you just spent four years at college! How can they not hire you??? The thing is, you had every opportunity to do what they did. Why didn’t you take it?
Think about college now. What will you try and get out of your years at college if you weren’t handed a diploma at the end? You might think…. well what’s the point of college then if it’s just all about experience? Well, there are many reasons academically, socially, growth, etc but for the purpose of this post…. the point of college is that you get spoon fed the opportunities to do the same things that the ‘non-college-goer’ did while they had to research and work their butt’s off to find and create those opportunities.
You are lucky! Don’t waste what you are given.