Your return on investment:
The value of higher education is undeniable
It's no secret that education is an investment, both of time and financial resources. And as with any investment, it's natural to wonder: Is it worth it?
More often than not, when trying to answer this question, we spend all of our time focusing on the short-term return on our investment, but that is only part of the story. Earning a college degree has long-term benefits that pay dividends over your entire lifetime. You're not only preparing yourself to land that first job, but you're also contributing to your long-term career aspirations, health and well-being.
It is one of the best investments you can make
Attending college teaches you how to think, not what to think. While you'll gain knowledge in your field(s) of interest, the most important skills you will gain are:
- critical thinking
- problem solving
- relationship building
- how to present yourself professionally
- how to intelligently and thoughtfully discuss issues with people of varying opinions and backgrounds
As technology and jobs change and evolve, these skills make a person marketable for their entire life. Pursuing an education sets you up for future success!