Is college worth it?

Many people whom I respect and admire advise against going to college. Although I agree with them in some respect (many careers do not require a college degree, so you are doing yourself a huge disservice by attending it), I also think that the “college isn’t worth it” is a generalization that needs to be contextualized. So here is my attempt to begin the conversation about this.

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To Grad School or Not?

I always thought I’d go to grad school right after college. I did my research, talked with different people, and asked for advice. I quickly realized that I needed to be a citizen of the U.S. to apply for graduate fellowships that I was interested in (which I wasn’t at the time). That’s when I made the decision to work full-time, and apply to grad school once I become a citizen. Turns out, that was one of the best decisions of my life.

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