Monday, April 09, 2007

A college education is worth more than just a degree

Getting a college education is not on the priority list of a lot people, but it is the single best investment you can put in yourself. Regardless of your grades and if you are working in a field that you got your degree in, attending college is one of the best ways to open up your mind to new ideas and possibilities. The average American is usually not too keen on traveling abroad and understanding other people's cultures, but attending college is a great way to interact with people from all over the world, broaden one's horizons and get rid of preconceived notions and judgements.

I loved the freedom of selecting courses and took a lot of interesting classes such as Art History, Western Classical music, and many more just to push myself beyond my usual repertoire of classes and requirements. It is in these intangibles that a college education continues to repay you your entire life. Colleges today are also focusing on imparting practical knowledge so students are able to translate what they learn in the classroom once they actually start working themselves. There are lots of colleges now that emphasize practicality over theory now days. Collins College in AZ is one such college that has a great teaching program that equips students to face the real world. With featured speakers that cover a variety of fields, Collins provides an encouraging atmosphere that combines theory with practical knowledge.

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