College is an amazing place – it’s when we get to expand our minds, pursue different interests and develop skills that will prepare you for a career of your choosing. But what it doesn’t necessarily prepare you for is real “adulting”.
After college, barring grad school, students will enter the working sphere and become full members of society. Meaning, you now have to pay taxes, make your own money, make decisions about credit cards, budgets, investments and more. These skills are essential to function through adulthood, but are rarely taught in college. Instead, these skills are often learned under a pressure-filled period of time when former students are transitioning into the real world.
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