i don’t think i’ve ever agreed with anything more than what this man is saying
watch this. seriously
yes yes yes yes yes
this is amazing
this guy is so sick
I needed this right now. Anyone taking finals needs this right now.
I’m about to turn 30. I could have been valedictorian when I graduated High School but I was too lazy to complete the forms. I have a Bachelor’s from DeVry, where I left with an average 3.2 carrying an average course load of 18 credit hours (peak 24, nadir 14). I also have an Associate’s from a local college, and I am Phi Theta Kappa there.
Here’s what I can tell you.
No employer has ever asked for my GPA. No employer ever gave a SHIT about my grades. DeVry only cared about my ACT score, and my Bachelor’s lost me jobs because I was “overqualified”. Now that I’m using my Associate’s, no one cares about my grades, or degree. My employer cares about A) my hours, B) my practical quals.
Unless you’re pushing for the Ivy League, no one is going to care about your grades. Ever. Amen. So I say to you this: 3.0 or above works for most but honestly, just get a good score on your ACT or SAT (and remember, you can retake it!). College is not a guarantee of a good life or even a paycheck. If anything it’s a near-guarantee of crippling debt.
THAT DOES NOT MEAN DO NOT GO, but for god’s sake do your research on your degree. Know what to expect. Colleges are marketing departments and will tell you sweet lies to get your money because college doesn’t care and won’t coddle you.
DO SOMETHING THAT YOU LOVE. Find a way to make money in a way that you enjoy. It might not be the thing you enjoy most, but if you like it and it pays for what you enjoy most, well. That might be good enough.
Read. Travel. Take risks. Fuck up, try again. But enjoy it.
Seriously guys. Watch this. <3
Let me get serious here. Yeah, I’m even using capitalization! As a graduate student in a scientific subject I can tell you a few things that I’ve noticed through my high school, undergraduate, and graduate degrees.
- SAT scores do not matter. If you hit the average, and have good recommendations chances are you will get in.
- Colleges actually don’t give a crap what you did in High School. In fact, they don’t really care about you at all. They want your money.
- No seriously, that is ALL COLLEGES/UNIVERSITIES WANT. It’s a business.
- Absolutely NO ONE knows exactly what they want to do for a living throughout college. It changes constantly. People switch majors all the time. Don’t stress about it, let the right field of work FIND YOU.
- Grades are not that important. Keep your GPA around the requirement for graduation and your golden. Employers don’t really care.
School is important because knowledge is important. If you are passionate about a subject, be it: language, history, chemistry, physics, theatre, geology, creative writing, visual art, math— don’t let getting a less than perfect score on ANY test make you feel less worthy of a good life.
Good job does not equal Good life.
Be passionate and explore new subjects. Give subjects you think are too hard, or boring, a serious chance and you will probably find a way to make it interesting! Does that mean you will ever use it again, no…and if you learned it in High School then you probably won’t.
My point here is that how would you know what you are interested in if no one ever taught you about it?
Schools should teach all the subjects (and more!) that they do now, what should change is the stress they put on grades and GPA. What matters is your comprehension, appreciation, and dedication to a subject…not memorizing stupid facts that mean nothing to you other than making an A to avoid getting yelled at.
Learn to love learning.
Demand school becomes a place of learning, not a place of memorization.