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Why Go to College?
Use these resources to discover the major benefits that come along with that college degree
Honestly, Joseph G.’s life story deserves a feature-length movie (going from high-school dropout to Harvard Law School and all), but for now you can experience it through his “How I Got Here” video.
View ResourceLemnique had a passion for animals that she wanted to turn into a career, and she knew that college (specifically, a lot of it) was the only way to make it happen.
View ResourceWatch the video to get to know all about this guitar-playing, goal-shooting, world-traveling GEAR UP freshman from El Paso.
View ResourceWhy to Care: Learn from others who've gone to college.
View ResourceThis site’s got it all—how to get to college and pay for it, how to find a career afterwards, and how to manage any debt you may have collected in the process.
View ResourceTexas Reality Check is a site that makes figuring out life after college fun and engaging. From the homepage, users have three ways to find the right career for them. They could choose the Reality Check path, where users start by determining what they think their monthly expenses will be, and then find a career that matches the necessary income.
View ResourceTexas CREWS lets users really see the “growth” in a “growing career” by providing a quick look at average first-year salaries across the indicated ten-year span on any college major report page.
View ResourceRaised in a migrant farm-worker family (and working in the fields eight months a year), Veronica always knew that she wanted much more for herself. And the obvious way to make that happen? College. So Veronica figured out her career goal, then hit the books like crazy til she was actually living her dream. Watch to see how she pulled it all off—while keeping her dancing shoes on the whole way…