Education

Your education is entirely what you make of it

Many people spend their early twenties finishing an undergraduate degree. But “education” does not always mean “college”! Whether you have chosen to pursue a university degree, plan to attend college later in life, want to explore trade schools, or need online classes to complement your busy schedule, our Education articles can help you choose the path that makes the most sense for you… and then rock it! 

Many readers wonder if they completely missed their opportunity to go to college by not enrolling straight out of high school.

Absolutely not.

Universities don’t impose an age limit on their applicants, and there are plenty of reasons why it’s advantageous to attend at a later time. 

Another tip: You don’t have to graduate from a four-year program in four years. You can take your time, and your academic advisor will help you map out a plan. It’s also totally okay to fail a class. As long as you pay for the credit hours, you get to retake classes and try again. Didn’t land an internship? Your resume won’t suffer as much as you think it will. Want to switch majors halfway through? It’s definitely possible.

Too often, teenagers graduate high school — where everyone pretty much followed the same timeline regardless of their needs or interests — and assume higher education works in the same rigid format.

It can feel scary to deviate from expectations, but this is part of learning who you are and defining your own path.

Your education is entirely what you make of it.

These myths and misconceptions surrounding education may have made you hesitate to choose the path that’s right for you, but not anymore! Read the articles in this section to get the full scoop on how to approach your education. 

Want to learn a specific skill that just isn’t being taught at your school? Browse our directory to find a coach! You also don’t have to attend formal instruction to learn a new skill. All you really need is a curious mind, a library, and perhaps YouTube. Never stop learning throughout life!

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