In “What Could You Do With $20,000?” Blake Boles enlightens students not to go to college and says they should spend their $20,000 on tutors and to visit different countries because students end up being in debt $20,000 after college. They eventually end up being overqualified and unemployed. Bole states that with $20,000 you can get a better education, life, and not be in debt. Bole says with $8,000 of his $20,000 he would spend travelling and going to new places, with $3,600 he would get books and private tutors, with $3,200 he would spend on new technology, with $100 he would spend this on portfolio postings on the web for the year, and with another $100 he would buy a new pair of running shoes. This totals up to $14,900 which saved him around $5,000. So after four years at four percent interest he would have earned $22,000. Bole wants future college students to spend their money on things that would help them to attain a brighter future rather than going to college.
|"Better Than College" by Blake Boles|
Boles is definitely wrong in his video “What Could You Do With $20,000?” when he says it would be better for future college students not to go to college because attending college prepares you for the future and the workplace. When you are in college there are a lot more resources like your teachers, your friends, and the library where you can answer your questions you have on something. You also get prepared for your job when you have to work more and you don't have as much free time. If you don’t go to college and you never have to work then when you get a job you won’t be ready if they give you an assignment or something big to do. Bole says that you might end up overqualified and unemployed. People hiring you would want you to have more than just the requirements of the job. This shows them that you did not do bare minimum in college. When people hire they also like to see if you went to college and having a degree can earn you more money. It is easier to get a job if you have been to college. When you are not in college it would be harder to make friends in other countries and you would not have the good experiences of college. You can visit other places and join the study abroad programs where you can travel to and have fun at a different country with other college students. College in the end would overall be more rewarding than not going to college.