I grew up in an age (and a socio-economic class) where all children were taught the roadmap to a Successful and Happy Life: First get good grades, then go to a good college, and then get a good job. If you wanted to be anything, college wasn't only a suggestion; college was an imperative. There was no other option.
And so, like the good little girl I was, I followed that map. I took my passion (writing), applied it to a profession (journalism), and scored internships at some of the top magazines - including the prestigious Condé Nast internship (RIP). I went into deep debt for that degree - debt that will continue to weigh us down for a long time - but it would be worth it because JOBS and MONEY and SUCCESS!
Well sure - unless you graduated college in the spring of 2008. Not only did the economy crash months later (the timing!), but the magazine industry was spiraling like a plane out of fuel. Hiring freezes and magazine foldings - all with a fist raised to the darn InternetRead More »from Will You Insist that Your Kids Go to College? I Might Not