Should you stay in college?

That is an excellent question that obviously cannot be answered absolutely for every individual. There are so many factors that one must take into consideration when pondering such questions. First of all I believe that you need to have a good idea of what you really want to do with your life and then determine whether college is a necessity for obtaining that reality. If your dream is to become a Dentist or a Psychologist then obviously college or university is a necessity.

If your chosen profession doesn't require a license or credentials to legally operate then there are always opportunities for the individual who has the intuitiveness and guts to become a self-made entrepreneur. Some of the most successful people in history have achieved greatness with little or no education. With the current economic conditions as they are, it has become apparent that job security is quickly becoming an antiquated notion. The possibility of dedicating half of your natural life to one organization and then getting the golden watch is a thing of the past. More than ever it is imperative to develop your natural talents and abilities to make yourself indispensible in the business world; however that may manifest itself for you.

On the other hand some other reasons you may want to stay in college, is that if you plan on going the traditional route: getting a diploma, look for work, get hired, trade in your hours for dollars, get fired, it will always give you a distinct advantage over lesser schooled job competition. It can give you a safety net to fall back on. If you imagine yourself 10 or 15 years from now, you were a successful (fill in the blank) and then the market changes. New technology or a major change in society has made your line of work obsolete. All of a sudden you find yourself out of work in your chosen field and forced to look elsewhere. A college diploma will give you the ability to get a job over a lesser educated person even if the job has no relevance to your area of study.

College Connections

College is not all about the academics. Many people have met their spouse or significant other in college. Countless musicians, artists and writers have met their career-long collaborators within the confines of higher education. These reasons alone may prove to be excellent reasons to stick it out and give it a chance.

The college experience

Another reason why a person may want to stay in college if for nothing else is to simply enjoy the college experience. If you are fortunate enough to have parents paying for your schooling, then never again will you be afforded the freedoms that college will give you while being funded on someone else's dime. At least let's we can hope!