What If The Education System Actually Taught You The Essentials?

Graduation is Only the Beginning

Let’s be real. The thought has crossed your mind at least once in your life. It may even be on your mind as we speak. “Why don’t they teach us [Insert Topic of Choice Here]in school?” or “When will I ever use that equation I learned in calculus?” or “Is this even worth it? The system is flawed”.

In most cases, the education system lacks in providing students with the essentials needed to achieve their professional and life goals while becoming a productive and well-balanced adult. Yes, we do need to be well-rounded individuals whom can grasp concepts across different areas. However, let’s think about the period after college graduation for example. What happens when you finally leave your parent’s home and are independent? Who will teach you about personal financial literacy? Investing? Bills and responsibilities? Why your credit is important?

Now don’t get me wrong, this information can be found through various databases. But for some, it is a matter of knowing where to start.

In acknowledging this, I started a blog named ColorFull. My blog is focused on empowering minority leaders from High School to those late in their career. The blog story lines my personal experiences relating to the transition through the different phases of the education system and into the work force. Through these experiences, I highlight key tips and advice to fellow minorities that can be used in their own life adventures.

The blog is broken down into various sets starting with ‘Life after College’ which includes topics ranging from figuring out housing to balancing bills. Upcoming series will include topics on building relationships and handling conflict in the workplace. Posts will occur on a weekly basis, with opportunities to comment and start a discussion regarding the series. It’s time we turn it up a notch and have real honest conversations about hidden topics that matter in our success.

Intrigued? I hope so. Check out ColorFull for a good read with a touch of humor and share the knowledge with friends, colleagues, college students, and high school students.