What is the most important thing for a new college student to know?

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  1. djashburnal profile image81
    djashburnalposted 3 years ago

    What is the most important thing for a new college student to know?

    For me it will vary from the normal answers. I'm 26 years old and finally going to school since I devoted the first part of my adult life the military service.

  2. creditcomedy profile image42
    creditcomedyposted 3 years ago

    Credit Comedy's Quick Answer:

    Try to avoid Student Loan debt by all means necessary... 

    It is one of the most dangerous debts out there...

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    1. Old-Empresario profile image80
      Old-Empresarioposted 3 years agoin reply to this

      There are different types of student loans and not all are toxic. As long as the loan amount is not too high, federally-subsidized student loans are considered to be a "healthier" form of debt to have compared to others.

  3. M. T. Dremer profile image92
    M. T. Dremerposted 3 years ago

    Take any internships you can. College degrees are very helpful in the job world (and I personally enjoyed getting mine) but nothing is as valuable as experience. If you participate in internships, regardless of your major, you will come out of college with more connections and experience than most other applicants.

  4. Old-Empresario profile image80
    Old-Empresarioposted 3 years ago

    The most important thing for a college student to know is that college is not a trade school. It's an institution of higher learning. It's a place to become educated. That does not equate to a job and, aside from the medical profession, many college grads have difficulty finding employment. Architects are among the highest unemployed after graduating college. Computer science majors are among the most dissatisfied and under-employed demographics after college. Engineers are lucky if they can find employment equal to their degrees for a full five years after graduating. And graduate degrees are not much better. Half of the people with a law degree in this country are unemployed or under-employed and not using their law degree.
    I was also former military and a college graduate. I was a history major and I went up a very fruitful and enjoyable career path in business. I was debt-free (all debts: student loans, cars, credit cards, etc.) and had a healthy savings 5 years after graduating. During the 2008 recession, I was among the 15% in the company who kept his job. But I can't say how many times as a student people looked at me as if I told them I was terminally ill when they heard my major was history. "Whaddaya gonna do with that?", they would all say. Meanwhile, business majors often have trouble finding jobs. The first piece of advice I would offer is that if you don't have a career goal lined up, study what you are interested in and make that your major. In the meantime, seek out companies that help veterans find post-service employment. But do not listen to people who say things like, "you're wasting your time with a political science degree or a communications degree or a history degree." They don't know. The sad fact is almost all degrees are a "waste of time".


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