I am really torn on this issue.
I strongly agree that too many people go to college without a plan and that many of the necessary resources are available online. However, there is no denying that my path of college and then graduate school had a huge positive impact on my career path. Academia was challenging and I still needed to seek out industry experience via internships, but when it came to finding a real job I was fortunate to have several options.
So that is where I am conflicted: I don't think my path is for everyone but at the same time I would feel like a hypocrite if I recommended the non-college route.
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