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Undergrad Is Enough For Me

Khaaliq Crowder

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First of all, let me say that I love getting an education. Sitting in a college class is definitely an eye-opener for me as I’m always being taught new things, new events that happened in history or even a new vocabulary. However, to be honest, there is only so much I can take of it. I run into many students at this school who have majors and career desires that going to require more education and diplomas after they get their Bachelors (the foundation) completed. Not to knock them, if anything salutes to them because I honestly don’t have the mental state to go to graduate school after I get my degree. I look at my classmates who want to become future psychologists, lawyers, doctors and pediatricians, teachers and scientists and I can’t fathom the truckload of work, tuition money and years they’re going to spend to make it come true. I already know right off the bat you need to eleven years of school to become a doctor. That’s why I feel someone like me would be better joining the workforce after graduation. Because school continuously gets emotionally and mentally draining for me. Plus, my major and career field makes it optional for me to attend post-undergraduate school. I’m a communications major with journalism and television production as my track of study with sociology as a minor.  My plan is to become a broadcast journalist for radio and television while being a screenwriter and producer in later time. For my field, it’s more about networking and who you know rather than needing a Master’s to be certified. Those higher degrees are usually just good for if you want to teach communication which is not in the cards for me, by choice. It ultimately feels like I’m killing two birds with one stone as cliche creators would say. As important as the careers listed above sound, I knowingly couldn’t find any love in pursuing them. I remember a customer at the retail store I worked at suggested I be a doctor after telling him my major saying they make a lot of money. I quietly curved that idea. Working in the medical field was never an interest of mine as math and science were my weakest subjects from the start.  I don’t care that communications is regarded as the useless degree by analysts because if you love what you do you will always find work. I believe the big component of a choosing a career is doing it for the love of money coming second. I’d rather make $40 thousand a year being an on-air personality at a radio station then $100 thousand a year where someone’s life or health is in my hands a lawyer, therapist or doctor. My Sociology 101 professor from my last college said it is referred to as a vocational calling. Which makes me glad to know what I want to do with my life so I won’t be a senior acting like a chicken with its head cut off. At the same time, college is expensive. $52 thousand a year. May 2019 I would like to be out as I need to be making money rather than continuously spending it. Now if I could get my mom, to stop calling her friends saying “Khaaliq might go to grad school…”

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