My experiences with college and high school have shown me that no classroom can ever teach me the skills I need for the workplace. I can learn how to apply calculus equations to made-up business scenarios, I can learn marketing terminology, I can learn basic accounting formulas, but I can’t learn how to actually turn those lessons into something productive.
If traditional schooling can’t teach skills that are in demand and necessary in the workplace, then what can? Working in the field. Getting a full or part-time job, and dedicating yourself to becoming excellent at what you do will teach you more than a single college class ever could.
It’s easy to say, but not to do. The hardest part will be not taking paradigms learned in college and applying them to your job. Such as:
How to stay up until 4am and finish an assignment.
How to cram for a test the morning it takes place.
How to do the bare minimum and get away with it.
The end results are pretty obvious. A person who has worked in sales will know what works and what does not, and they will have the track record to prove it. A person with a degree in sales, will have an abstract understanding of what might work and after four years still have very little experience to prove they would even be good at the job.
Do not let getting a formal education stop you from getting the relevant skills you need. Work and college are not synonymous and are worlds different from each other. Go into work with a clean slate and never try to do the bare minimum. C’s may get degrees, but poor work will get you fired.