Is University As Important as We Think?

So my time at university is over….

All four years have flown by so fast and I honestly can’t believe I’m at that point in my life where I’m out in the “big bad world” so to speak. It’s been a whirlwind being in college and meeting so many amazing people and creating so many memories. College was not only a good experience for me for educational purposes but it was also the place where I came out of my shell and discovered who I really am and what I am capable of.  It has also made me realise that although college experience is amazing, it’s not for everyone, nor is it essential… There are so many opportunities in the world that people think you need a college/university qualification for but that’s not true. Of course it’s nice to have one and it might help you get somewhere a bit quicker but it is by no means essential to have one to be successful.

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Take me for an example. I am graduating this year with an honors degree in marketing and advertising, yet the thing that I am most proud of out of my four years of college, is this blog. I created this little space all by myself and although I am not self employed nor making a wage from it, I have had so many opportunities from it than college has ever given me. I have also realised that when I am in interviews everyone asks more questions about my blog than they do about my qualification because realistically, my blog is real life and sitting in classroom for four years doesn’t actually mean I would know anything about web design or digital marketing, whereas my blog is living proof that I know exactly how to work it and if I do say so myself, I’m not doing that bad of a job.

What I’m trying to say is that being in university for four years has taught me that it is by no means essential for success. As a matter of fact it doesn’t really aid you to success. Having it on your CV may look pretty but less and less employers are actually caring about it as most students are still coming out of college needing training for the jobs they are supposed to be qualified for because sitting in a classroom teaches you nothing about the real world. For me, college was an amazing experience that I will never forget and has taught me so much but mainly on a social level. I have made so many amazing friends in college and have learned so much about myself that I don’t think I would have learned if I didn’t go. It was also amazing to learn that I do have some talents and although I am by no means the best in my class, I still have something different to offer. College has taught me a lot and of course I would recommend it but I am mostly just recommending based on a social level because it is the last time that you will get to be a teen, to have lots of fun without a full time job, to spend more time making memories than working and for that, I am so thankful for college. But I completely understand that it’s not for everyone.

So now what, you may be thinking? And so am I to be honest haha, I can’t answer that question just yet as I don’t know where post graduate life will take me. What I do know, is now that college is over, my blog is going to get so much more attention as I have a lot more time now once my exams are over. I’m so excited to get back into it, I feel as if I haven’t put my all into blogging for months now and I really do miss chatting to you all and writing so I can’t wait to get back into it. Here’s to the future for us all, lets hope it brings lots of blessings!

Let me know your thoughts on university, is it worth it? Did you go? If so did you like it and if not are you happy that you didn’t? I’d love to know your thoughts in the comments. See you in my next post.

Thank you for reading,

Lauren,

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