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Let’s Face It: College is Scary

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Going to college is a big decision. There are so many things to consider. Between which colleges to apply to and deciding whether or not to accept, there are many factors to consider. You might already know it’ll open more opportunities to make more money. But let’s not only talk about what it can do for your career, and let’s talk about what it can do for you!

Why go to college?

The person most impacted by your college education is you. You should be the one to get the most out of it. When you’re deciding what to go to college for, you should take into consideration you interest.

As you work toward a college degree, you will begin developing a holistic knowledge of a subject. You’ll be immersed in the world around your interest that you’ll discover all aspects of what you want to learn. If the subject you will be studying is something you’re passionate about, your passion will keep you engaged and more excited to learn.

There’s more to getting an education.

Something people might not tell you about is the feeling you get with your diploma in hand. It is one of the most gratifying things you can earn. It represents the culmination of all your hard work. It’s something you will have earned for yourself.

So when you’re considering all the reasons to go to college or return to college, don’t just do it for the money or doors it can open. Don’t just do it for your family or so that other people with be impressed. Do it so you can prove to yourself that you’re capable of accomplishing something huge and be proud of yourself.

You can even get your degree completely online. The University of Southern Mississippi offers more than 50 fully online programs to help you explore your passion and get that college degree feeling. Check out one of our programs and get started today.

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