The One Thing That We Are All Missing

College doesn’t work. Don’t believe me? Ask any 20 something what their degree is and what their actual profession is and you will quickly start to see that college doesn’t work, at least in the way we measuring something “working.”

In our society today, success is all about what can be measure, what results can come from a given outcome. From the day we were born we were measured and tested. The formula is simple, A+B=C and if you keep quiet, make good grades and volunteer at the right places you too will be successful…one day. According to researchers, the unemployment rate among workers with at least a college degree is the highest it has been since the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics began tracking such data, in 1970. College is not working.

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Kyle Reed

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I create websites, conversations, and ideas. Advocate for the 20 somethings. Looking to connect everyone to a mentor. I like my coffee black and my dog Jack.I currently live in Nashville and walk to a coffee shop every morning.

5 responses to The One Thing That We Are All Missing

  1. I couldn’t agree more. And I’ve got an MBA now. Headed over to read the rest.

  2. I disagree. I went to school for Video Production. I currently own my own business doing Multimedia Content Creation, I am not working in News or Hollywood, but I am doing Video Production.

    I think College is a good proving ground for those that want to succeed. Learning to jump through hopes is part of working in the real world. Education is never a bad thing. Learning is never bad thing. Working hard is certainly not a bad thing either. Do we abandon High School one day too . . .

    “you’re better off without College” is a bad reaction to a problem of the moment.

    • It could very well be a bad solution to the problem. But you are definitely in the minority in regards to the production world. Most video production people and graphic designers did not study their profession. In fact, most think the education they got on the subject was joke. I cannot argue with them. I took a couple of design classes in college and they didn’t teach me much. I think a lot of that has to do with the way we learn. It is great to hear that it helped you a ton and are now getting to do what you love. But in a lot of ways you are in the minority on being able to have your own production business. But I think that hard work thing is a big reason for that.

  3. You’re still talking about this? ;-) I still hold to the idea that education is for learning how to learn. That said, many people aren’t doing what they got their degree for, but generally, that’s OK. And yeah, I’m in the minority, although most designers I know went to school for it. Granted, if I end up being a full-time web developer, that’s something I didn’t get a degree in (there weren’t many degrees for that 10 years ago) but it’s still a related field. Just sayin’. ;-)

  4. College is definitely more of a measure of work ethic than skill. I actually quit my design program because it wasn’t good. Guess what? My first two jobs were in design. I’ve since taken more of the marketing path, but that’s by choice, not because of my education.

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