“College is the only option if you want a real job, a real career, if you want to make something of yourself,” said every parent in the US since forever. For anyone growing up in this country, it’s become a truism passed down from generation to generation. Sure, a generation or so ago, there were solid blue collar jobs that could lead to good life, but a “college job” was the brass ring.

And we are also made to believe that the more prestigious the school, the better job options you will have in the future. Well, I have news for you;...

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Kristen Loyd is a Year 1 Full Stack Software Engineering student attending Holberton School in San Francisco, CA. She enjoys the creative limitations programming can impose and looks forward to joining the growing and challenging Technology Industry.