College, Life and Careers

Posted by Admin Admin on Tuesday, July 15, 2014 Under: Careers

The recent graduation season has made me reflect a bit more about the value of college to building both a life and career. The value of a higher education is much more than just increasing the skills or knowledge of a student. I firmly believe that a college education - particularly a liberal arts education - has tremendous value in shaping how a person thinks for a life-time.

How we think last a life time. The ability to see problems as opportunities. The ability to think complete thoughts - such as completing a complex math formula or formulating a view of a book or philosophy are useful to forming the basis of building an intentional life.

While some people (Peter Thiel) suggests that a college education may not be worth the investment, I view a college education as more than just a personal benefit but one, that when done right, can benefit an entire society.

I think this diagram (not sure who designed it first) is particularly useful to share with people of all ages. There are always tradeoffs between life and career choices, but completing a college education gives young people the insights and confidence that can serve them well for a lifetime.

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About Me

John Fees John Fees is an entrepreneur, strategic marketing executive and business leader in the fields of affinity, collegiate and partnership marketing. During the course of his career, John has founded and led successful companies specializing in strategic marketing and media, affinity, partnership marketing and financial services. Currently, he serves as the co-founder & managing director of NGI Group. NGI Group is a large shareholder in portfolio companies including GradGuard, MassDrive & MyLifeProtected.