I acquired a Bachelor of Arts in History…which I’ve never used. I’ve tried not to think about it too much. My student loan is paid off, but now I wonder if I should just put that degree into the pile of some other useless ventures I’ve embarked upon throughout the years. I wonder about this now because of an article I read on The American Vision’s website this morning titled “Avoiding the College Trap“.
The article highlighted a young woman who also pursued a pointless degree. She now has a massive debt and is working at a job she did not need a college degree for because she can’t find a job related to her major.
If I could go back in time I would pursue a different degree, but since Stephen Hawking says that traveling into the past is not possible I guess I can forget that.
I now find myself trying to help my twin sons decide what degree, if any, they should pursue next year. They have a many interests but at this point no solid feel for what they would like to pursue as a career. Currently we are looking into a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration with a focus on entrepreneurialism. One of them is also slightly interested in Criminal Justice.
I ordered them a subscription to Inc. Magazine. If they can read about entrepreneurialism for a year maybe they will get a feel for that area of business. I just want them to go into a field with their eyes wide open.
We have decide to use the services of CollegePlus next year. They take students through an interest inventory test, tutor them in study skills, and help point students toward the right degree; all for a price that won’t leave our sons in debt for the rest of their lives. So with God’s Providence, a bit of research on our part, and with the help of the folks at CollegePlus I feel confident we’ll come to the right decision.