With the increasing number of studies and articles questioning the value of college degrees, in addition to the declining rates of employment and starting salaries among new graduates, it is no wonder that today’s young adults are fraught with regrets about their college choices.
According to a recent study by Rutgers University’s Heldrich Center for Workforce Development, a full 74% of recent graduates wish that they had done something differently about their college careers. At the top of the list is choosing a different major, with getting more internships/experience a close second:
I can’t help but be reminded of myself and my husband when reading articles such as these. Shortly after we had first started dating, I had asked him, “If you could go back in time and change one thing about your past, what would it be?”
“College. I would’ve taken that scholarship at NYU instead.”
Incidentally, that was my answer too. Except I would have gone with Columbia.
What is so ironic about our matching answers is that we had met in college; if we had not attended JHU, we probably would have never met.
But then again, NYU and Columbia are in the same city so there is still a slight chance that fate would have intervened.
What about you? Do you have any big regrets about life? What is your biggest regret about college?