The rosy, post-graduation optimism had faded, and I began to realize that the promise that I had carried with me my whole life: "You can be whoever you want to be; you can have anything and everything!" was not exactly true.
Investing in higher education is the best bet an individual can make to secure a place in the workforce and actualize one's earning potential. By comparing the costs and benefits of higher education, it becomes clear that college is a worthwhile investment.
As a rising college senior, I was enormously confident about my odds at finding employment following graduation. I had good grades, plenty of relevant experience, and strong references -- I figured I was going to be just fine. I was wrong.
I'm doing an unpaid internship at a communications company, hoping to learn the ropes of camera operation and video editing. And I'm a planner realizing that, for the first time in my life, I don't know what comes next.
This is the perfect time for creative, committed students to attend art and design school. There have never been more career opportunities for creative people, and the value of a college degree has never been greater.
My gas light is on and it's raining. Only one windshield wiper works. Thank God it's the one on the driver's side. The check engine light has been on for a while. I don't remember how long. And I remember I have $128 in my back pocket to last me until forever.